Vijay Shekhar Sharma: Founder and CEO of Paytm
In this episode, filmed at the Builders + Innovators Summit in Asia, Paytm Founder and CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma discusses how the mobile payments company has helped transform the economy in India and what is next in the digital ecosystem for consumers.
On the future of the digital economy: “We are playing at the most ubiquitous stack of capability where you offer technology connected with the OS, and then payments, and infrastructure that can allow third parties or us to the level of services to the consumers. It does not sound like a payment company. The intent here is that every company has to find the individual more to get distributed into consumers’ hands.… Payment is our way to build a strong consumer mode here.”
On building his business: “I am never a believer that you have to force a team to work hard. I’m of the belief that once the team and you belong to a purpose then you give your best and the individuals with you give you the best. It is that moment where chemistry and excitement comes.”