The Vertical Software Podcast

Pankaj Malviya is a serial entrepreneur having started and exited two software companies and is currently running his third business called Pulpstream. In this podcast, we explore his journey and talk about the future of the no-code movement.

Show Notes

This week we're excited to interview Pankaj Malviya from Pulpstream. 

Here are some of the topics we go through: 

Pankaj's Story
  1. Starting a business is equivalent to having kids in my mind. You’ve managed to start three different businesses and exited 2 of them. What did you learn from each company? 
  2. What does bootstrapping mean to you? What kind of flexibility has it given you? 
  3. How would you define the growth stages of a software company?
The Future of No Code
  1. Being an engineer back when you worked at HP is a lot different from today. Tell me more about the no code movement.
  2. What role do you see Pulpstream playing in the no-code movement? What makes the product special?
  3. It looks like you’ve built businesses off of a number of market inflections. If you were to start another business today, what area would you focus on?
About Pankaj Malviya and Pulpstream

Pulpstream was founded in 2014 by serial entrepreneur Pankaj Malviya, which is his third technology venture. His first two companies were acquired.

Pankaj brings more than 25 years of experience in enterprise software design and development to the venture. His business-critical solutions are in use by some of the world’s largest enterprises including Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, Randstad, Software AG, and AT&T.

Before founding Pulpstream, Pankaj was founder and CEO of LongJump, one of the first Platform as a Service offerings. LongJump was acquired by Software AG for $35 million under his guidance. Subsequently, he led Software AG’s cloud initiatives as GM of Agile Apps.

Pankaj was a key architect at Hewlett-Packard, where he guided a team that built a CRM for the company’s Home Products division. The solution was implemented in the U.S., Europe, and Australia. The expertise he gained there laid the foundation for his first startup, which was called Relationals. The startup provided an on-demand CRM platform that integrated customer information with an automated sales process within a scalable platform. He built upon that concept to build LongJump.

What is The Vertical Software Podcast?

Every week we'll be featuring the CEO / founder of a vertical software business. We'll talk about how their journey, how they've grown their company and where they see the future of their industry. We'll also be featuring senior operators within FOG Software Group, a portfolio company of Constellation Software (ticker: CSU), to explain how we buy and operate vertical software businesses around the world.