“Unless you are constantly re-skilling yourself, you will become a dinosaur and become extinct”
Ganesh Krishnan, Serial Entrepreneur, Partner, GrowthStory
Check out the 4th video of this “Entrepreneurship-Excellence” Series from the Power Couple of the Start-Up space, Meena & Ganesh. In this, Ganesh talks about some of the biggest challenges he faces and his strategies for dealing. As Ganesh deconstructs the “secret” behind his Visionary Ventures, here is a chance for the young entrepreneurs to practice what he advises here.. “learn from the thought-leaders…” G
Ganesh is a successful serial entrepreneur with four successful green field ventures and exits.
His last venture, TutorVista was acquired by US and UK listed education leader Pearson for $ 213 MM.
Ganesh actively mentors, incubates and funds start-ups and is promoter of several Indian consumer Internet and ecommerce companies including Bigbasket.com – India’s largest eGrocery company, Portea – India’s leading consumer healthcare company, Bluestone.com – leading online jewelry company, B2C food tech company, FreshMenu, B2B food tech company HungerBox and HomeLane – India’s leading end to end, vertically integrated interior design and manufacturing provider etc. In addition, his angel investments include little eye labs (acquired by Facebook in Jan 2014), delyver.com(acquired by BigBasket in 2015), onlineprasad.com, Pokkt, SilverPush and DogSpot.
Previously, Ganesh founded and was the chairman of data analytics BPO firm Marketics until March 2007, when the company was acquired by NYSE-listed WNS for $ 63 MM.
His previous venture, CustomerAsset, was started in mid-2000 and later acquired by ICICI (NYSE listed, India’s largest bank) and is now publicly listed in India as First Source Solutions.
In 1990, he founded his first company – IT&T, one of India’s top multi-vendor IT service and support company. The business was acquired by iGate (a listed company) in 2003.
Ganesh has also worked as the CEO of Wipro/Bharti British Telecom – a British Telecom JV in India, and held a senior management position in HCL Ltd.
He is also a popular speaker in entrepreneurship, start-up and technology events. He has been recognized as one of the “Iconic Entrepreneurs of India” in a document published by National Knowledge Commission, Government of India. Ganesh is a post-graduate from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Delhi University.
Follow him on Twitter at @ganeshk03
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