Anand Chandrasekaran's investing strategy

In a conversation with YourStory, Anand Chandrasekaran talks about his journey from being a product manager to an investor, and how he views startups.
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What is it like being an investor today?

For Anand Chandrasekaran, Partner at General Catalyst, investing is all about being a part of the company building process. 

"When we talk to a company, we look at different aspects of the organisation that can have unintended consequences of societal growth, and how the founder views the business in terms of societal good," he explains in a conversation with YourStory.

Anand was the CPO at Facebook (now Meta), Five9, Snapdeal, and Bharati Airtel. He has built five global products that have grown to reach over 10 million users each. 

Coming with an experience of investing in 80 startups, including Aisle, DealShare, Fynd, Netmeds, CREO, and Innov8, in India and the US, Anand believes that investors need to have a significantly deep partnership with the founder.

"It is important that both parties be in the partnership for a long term," he adds.


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