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Serial Entrepreneur from IIT turned Venture Capitalist has advice for startups

Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital | India

Among the thousands of runners in the Investothon 2013-2014 event, Ashwin Srivastava was the last to complete the mini-marathon. Not very surprising though, if you consider that he walked from start to finish, while his competitors ran. However, for Ashwin, this was a huge personal victory.

While the paparazzi was missing at the finish line to capture and celebrate the moment, Ashwin came home beaming with pride with what he had achieved.

For those who don’t know him personally, there are other success stories involving speed that are easier to relate to – like launching, scaling up (to over $1 million) and exiting multiple ventures in record time. His transition from being an entrepreneur to a co-founder / partner in a venture capital firm within 3 years of graduation.

Careerizma caught up with the serial-entrepreneur-turned-VC to learn more about his student days at IIT Bombay, how he became an entrepreneur, how he launched his first startup (and several more), why he became a venture capitalist and what makes his marathon story special.

If entrepreneurship & startups excite you, Ashwin’s story will give you an idea of what it means to be a true entrepreneur.

[Update: Ashwin has been included in the Forbes 30 under 30 Asia list for 2017. Another feather in his much-embellished cap!]

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