Ashneer Grover, the potty-mouth entrepreneur, has started building a new startup, Third Unicorn, after being unceremoniously kicked out of his last company, BharatPe. In the latest, Grover shared a teaser for Third Unicorn on LinkedIn, looking for new hires and investors.
Check out the teaser here:
The teaser is in Ashneer Grover-language, desi-vesi edgy. The 10-slide glimpse is definitely a fun read. Here's a summary:
This is what Grover said about Sequoia in his 'autobiographical' book Doglapan:
So, what exactly does Third Unicorn want?
A little context here about cars and Ashneer Grover: Grover was in the news recently for claiming to have bought cricketer MS Dhoni's Mercedes-Benz GLS car. The used car dealer told Grover that the car belonged to Dhoni and he believed it because of the VIP registration number from Jharkhand. Grover said that the cricketer is apparently the only VIP in Jharkhand. Grover reasons that luxury cars depreciate fast; so he prefers to buy a used one at half the original price than a brand-new car.
(I'm wondering whether Ashneer Grover plans to gift his employees a second-hand luxury car for completing five years with Third Unicorn.)
The Porsche: Grover himself has a garage full of luxury cars, from a green Porsche to a Mercedes Maybach. He also didn't take it too well that the former BharatPe CEO Suhail Sameer (he also has bad blood with Sameer) owned a red BMW convertible, taking a dig at him on Twitter, asking how he could afford the car in one year of being just an employee when he as a co-founder was only settling for a second-hand Porsche.
The Porsche shone bright Green when BharatPe flung fraud and embezzlement accusations against Grover, his wife and family members, insinuating that it also must be proceeds of the alleged crime.
Shark Tank India Season 2: While Ashneer Grover is busy promoting his book Doglapan, Shark Tank India Season 2 has started without him returning as a judge.
On the BharatPe front, Grover and his family are fighting a legal battle against the company's accusations. Delhi High Court had also asked Grover to "maintain decorum" on social media, referring to the vicious remarks against BharatPe's board.
But the warnings don't seem to be holding Grover back, as he took a dig at Suhail Sameer with a poem when he stepped down as BharatPe CEO.
Poem for start of 2023:— Ashneer Grover (@Ashneer_Grover) January 3, 2023
‘Chala gaya Suhail Sameer - he was a nalla !
Shashvat - why don’t you man up and sambhalo the galla ?!’
For my English speaking friends: 1) Nalla (Nalayak) is incompetent / incapable and 2) Galla is business / helm of affairs.