Hi my name is Pranoti Nagarkar, entrepreneur, engineer, designer, wife and mother.
As the founder of Singapore robotics company Zimplistic, CTO of the world’s first fully automated roti machine Rotimatic and mother of a 2 year old I know as a female entrepreneur you have to juggle it all.
Growing up I knew I wanted to be an inventor. With supportive parents who always encouraged me to challenge the norm, I studied mechanical engineering gaining the skills to pursue my passion for product design.
After kicking off my career with a renowned consumer brand, taking products from concept to final mass manufactured design, I wanted to tackle a problem I felt strongly about: Helping families eat healthy.
That’s why in 2008 I co-founded Zimplistic, investing all my personal savings, time and relationships into bringing our vision of the world’s first fully automated roti machine, Rotimatic, to life.
Over the past 7 years my team and I have worked relentlessly, winning Start-Up@Singapore, placing third in the Intel Berkeley Technology Entrepreneurship Challenge, named among Asia's Best Young Entrepreneurs by Businessweek, even featured in BBC, the Wall Street Journal, Engadget, and Mashable.
While being on this entrepreneurial journey I also became a wife, made my husband CEO, gave birth to a baby boy, raised a Series B this year and learned countless lessons along the way.
This is where I can help female entrepreneurs like you: I have acquired a tremendous body of knowledge on product design, manufacturing, material sourcing, fundraising, negotiation and how to ride in the startup rollercoaster while building a family at the same time.
Ask me anything from how to design your idea, producing your MVP, building an engineering team, to vetting your manufacturing, all the way to negotiating term sheets.
I promise I will always give you my opinion straight, so you can take your dream one step closer to reality today.