Nandan Nilekani on building businesses; UpClose with Meesho’s Vidit Aatrey

Nandan Nilekani, in an exclusive interview with YourStory, talks about why he would rather be a unicorn in revenue than a unicorn in market cap.

21st Sep 2019
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The euphoria around $1 billion valuations continues unabated in the startup world, but ask a seasoned business icon like Nandan Nilekani for his view on the right way of building businesses, and he says, rather matter-of-factly that he would rather be a unicorn in revenue, than a unicorn in market cap.


Nandan, in an exclusive interview with YourStory Founder and CEO Shradha Sharma, talks about his investment strategy in Indian startups and his views on the right way of building businesses.


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