Sept 01, 2021 - Start-ups, Venture Capital, and more.
Hope you are doing well. Today’s recommendations are:
The Moonshot Game: Adventures of an Indian Venture Capitalist, by Rahul Chandra
Rahul Chandra was the founder at Helion Ventures and is now building Arkam Capital. As someone who has lived through the waxing and waning of the multiple Indian start-up cycle as a VC, he chronicles his journey in the book. He talks about how he choose companies, how some fascinating people built institutions, and were resilient to pick themselves up from failures.
Let’s Build a Company: A Start-up Story minus the Bullshit, by Harpreet S Grover and Vibhore Goyal
Harpreet and Vibhore built CoCubes from scratch and later sold it to Aon. Straight out of IIT Bombay, they got in headfirst into the traditionally unsexy HR and hiring space and built something they should be proud of. While most start-up books spew gyan (lies at best) on wanting a revolution or changing the world or being motivated to serve the world, this book tells you their story, where they went wrong, what worked for them, what they have learnt in over a decade they spent building their companies.
Hope you enjoyed reading this, looking forward to writing to you soon.