The Captainship : First - Gen Entrepreneurs

Anya Gupta



The Captainship is a collection of first-person narratives from nine first-generation Indian entrepreneurs, among Indias most respected for their value-based approach to organization building. The purpose of this collection is to share the journeys of these entrepreneurs as ordinary youth, with all the normal joys and insecurities of childhood. The title The Captainship is inspired by the great line from William Ernest Henleys poem Invictus: I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.

About the Captains

SANJEEV AGGARWAL is co-founder and senior managing director of an India-focused venture fund, Helion Venture Partners. Prior to Helion, Sanjeev was the co-founder and CEO of Daksh, a pioneer in the Indian BPO sector, having been with the company since its inception in 2000 until its acquisition by IBM in 2004.

SUBROTO BAGCHI is co-founder and chairman of the Board of Mindtree, an international information technology consulting and implementation company. In 2007, he was part of the apex team that led Mindtrees growth from an idea to an IPO.

GIRISH BATRA is the founder, chairman, and managing director of NetAmbit, Indias leading financial products and services distribution company.

SANJEEV BIKHCHANDANI is the founder and executive vice chairman of Info Edge (naukri. com). Sanjeev won the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2008 for Business Transformation and also the Dataquest Pathbreaker Award.

ASHISH DHAWAN co-founded ChrysCapital, a private equity firm that manages US$2.5 billion across six funds focused on India. He is also the founder and CEO of Central Square Foundation, a strictly philanthropic venture fund focused on K-12 education-focused NGOs.

DR. ASHISH GUPTA is co-founder of an India-focused venture fund, Helion Venture Partners. He has also co- founded two successful companies Tavant Technologies and Junglee (which was bought by

ZIA MODY is a founder and senior partner in the Indian law firm AZB & Partners. She is considered an authority on corporate mergers and acquisitions law, securities law, and private equity.

SATYA NARAYANAN founded Career Launcher in 1995 and has led its dramatic growth from a one-man start-up to one of Asias foremost education-focused corporations.

VIJAY SHEKHAR SHARMA is the founder and CEO of One97 Communications, one of Indias fastest growing mobile Internet companies. Vijay also invests in early-stage mobile Internet startups from One97s Mobility Fund.

Language English
ISBN-10 9789382951025
ISBN-13 9789382951025
No of pages 161
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Book Publisher Bloomsbury publishing
Published Date 01 Jan 2013

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Author : Anya Gupta


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