Gagan Biyani

Co-founder & CEO of Maven

Gagan co-founded Udemy, the largest platform for online courses, in 2009. He then went on to found Sprig to spark a food delivery revolution but failed. In Sep 2020, he partnered up with Wes Kao to start an unnamed cohort-based courses startup which is now known as Maven.

Between 2017-2020, he took time off to explore the world's cultures and people which shaped the authentic him today. He is sharing a lot of behind-the-scenes on Twitter as he builds up Maven.

How is
Gagan Biyani
authentic & transparent?

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Before Udemy could succeed, we had to solve a chicken and egg problem.<br><br>These problems are a constant dilemma for founders. (ie. Funding is needed to scale but scale is needed for funding.)<br><br>Here&#39;s how we bumbled to a solution that kicked off our $3B business.<br><br>**Read On**</p>&mdash; Gagan Biyani (@gaganbiyani) <a href="https://twitter.com/gaganbiyani/status/1352714283323437057?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 22, 2021</a></blockquote><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">We&#39;ll be revealing our name next week!<br><br>There&#39;s very little out there about naming and domain name negotiations, so I thought I&#39;d share a bit of our story... There were 2 steps:<br><br>1) Create a &quot;short list&quot; of names<br>2) Acquire the domain<br><br>The story of how we did it 👇🏾</p>&mdash; Gagan Biyani (@gaganbiyani) <a href="https://twitter.com/gaganbiyani/status/1375137698483036163?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 25, 2021</a></blockquote><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Udemy was a wild ride. Eren fired me: “We were both rookies and I didn’t know how to manage you”.<br><br>Later, the board fired him. Instead of getting pissed, he maintained his relationships and treated everyone with respect.<br><br>In fact, he took the failures as lessons for the future.</p>&mdash; Gagan Biyani (@gaganbiyani) <a href="https://twitter.com/gaganbiyani/status/1365055563600695303?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 25, 2021</a></blockquote><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>