For venture capitalists the transition from establishing their empire to seeding startups just about brings their career trajectory to a full circle on the business spectrum. The years spent in the grind geared them with invaluable business sense and skill to judge the viability of entrepreneurs and their ideas. Which is why it’s not surprising that some of the most prominent investors in India today were once entrepreneurs themselves.
Dr. Ashish Gupta, Helion Venture Partners
Dr. Ashish Gupta is the co-founder and senior Managing Director at Helion Venture Partners since 2005. He also serves as Member of the Board of Directors at several companies including Kirusa, MySmartPrice, SimpliLearn and SMSGupshup. As an entrepreneur, he co-founded two successful companies — Tavant Technologies and Junglee (Amazon).