The Undefeated Underdogs

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ About the Guest:

Louis Pereira (10K+ followers on X!) lives a dual life. During the day, he works with his family to run a traditional, offline first business in Goa, India. At night, he is a creator on the internet where he builds web apps and publishes the occasional article.

He is currently building AudioPen, a voice-based note-taking app. Since launch, it has been voted Product Hunt's #1 Product of the Day and has 35,000+ users from all over the world.

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ About the Host:

Sharath is a founder, creator, and community builder. He is also a serial maker who built and shipped 15+ projects using no-code tools. His SaaS product Shoutout generated $30k ARR, which was sold to a UK-based product studio. Prev, Sharath worked for world-changing startups like Product Hunt and On Deck, where he helped build and nurture communities. He also grew his audience on Twitter from 200 to 22,000 using give-first principles and creating high-value content. Currently, he is building a SaaS product called GuestLab, and runs another podcast series called YC Founder Stories alongside hosting this one.

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Sponsor Corner:

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πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Description:

Listen in as Sharath and Louis discuss balancing work and hobbies, rolling the dice on your entrepreneurial endeavor, bootstrapping, and more!
πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Timestamps:
  • 00:00: Episode Highlight
  • 00:44: Shoutout to
  • 03:11: Introduction to Louis Pereira – Creator of AudioPen!
  • 05:00: The journey of AudioPen
  • 07:35: Mindset for handling extreme highs and lows
  • 09:52: How composure helps you build products
  • 12:59: The various end goals of making a product
  • 14:33: Transitioning from building your Product 1 to Product 2
  • 21:34: Rolling the dice on your entrepreneurial endeavors
  • 24:00: How a regular person can build AI products
  • 27:10: Step #2 of building a new product
  • 28:18: Bootstrapping vs raising money
  • 32:00: How building in public makes you a better founder
  • 38:54: Going all in for entrepreneurship
  • 43:09: Louis' future product ideas
  • 45:31: Building something new vs growing current products
  • 47:17: Noticing problems and building for yourself
  • 49:28: Why writing matters
  • 52:43: How Louis is planning on integrating AI into products
  • 55:22: Wildest stories from AudioPen users
  • 58:55: Outro and closing thoughts
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πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Where to find Louis:
  • Twitter:
  • Linkedin:
  • Website:
  • AudioPen:
πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Where to find Sharath:

What is The Undefeated Underdogs?

The Undefeated Underdogs is a podcast unpacking the underdog stories you never heard of!

It highlights the underdog mentality and brings authentic conversations with people who play the long game, take action with a chip on their shoulders, and convert obstacles into opportunities!

Buckle up, as I will be bringing some authentic founders, VCs, community builders, and content creators who got underestimated their whole life, and yet they beat the odds and became insanely successful!