Akshat completed his undergraduate degree at Bentley University with a major in Finance, and moved back to India to work in the vibrant startup ecosystem. During his time in Boston, he had a short stint at a venture debt firm, where he found his interest in analyzing, researching and working with startups. In the past, Akshat has briefly worked at an investment bank and an early stage FMCG startup.
Akshat loves meeting founders, reading blogs and case studies on companies, cheering for Manchester United and binge-watching TV Shows.
What does failure mean to you? Its bound to happen. Take the learnings and move on as quickly as possible
Favourite book this year?Leading by Sir Alex Ferguson and Mike Moritz
Which is your favourite city in the world?Boston
If you weren’t a venture capitalist, you’d be.. Probably working at a startup
We don’t have to wait till 2030 to see the effects of water shortage. In the last couple of years between Cape Town in 2018 and Chennai in 2019 we have come close to experiencing what this world feels like as water begins to dry up and we can assure you this is not a life you want. Why wait for Day Zero to give us a wakeup call? Let’s talk about what we can do fix it.
As we look to understand the opportunities in the job market, for this discussion we have broken down the labor force into three buckets – White Collar, Grey Collar and Blue Collar. It is estimated that close to 300 million workers (excluding agricultural workers) are in the Blue and Grey collar jobs in India and around 15-20% (50MM) of the workforce in white collar jobs.
This scorecard is an assessment of a business on six key parameters that we believe will determine how a business is able to cope over the next 12-24 months. Do try out the calculator that we have built for you
Neo Banking has been one of the hottest sectors in the startup landscape globally for a few years and lately in India as well. Over $5BN have been poured into this sector in 2019 globally. We put together some thoughts on this trending sector
According to Morgan Stanley, Global Recession in 2020 is a base case scenario. A recession is often defined as a period of decline in economic activity like trade, industrial output and consumer spending. As a recession is inevitable, we looked at the economic and financial downturns and recoveries in the past century to look for similarities with today’s COVID19 crisis.