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Ankur Singla

Ankur Singla

Founder & CEO

Akosha

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How I Lead
As the CEO, my role is to lead the overall vision and strategy for the company. A lot of my time is spent speaking with my colleagues, helping them figure our solutions to their problems, inspiring them to think of bigger things. The mission for the next quarter is to focus on traction and resolution.
My Role Model

There is no one person who influences me. I meet a lot of people and try to learn as much as I can from them.

Dealing with Challenges and Risks
Challenges are part and parcel of an entrepreneur’s life. The best way to address risk is to become comfortable with the notion of failure. Once you do that, you are able to handle risk a lot better.
Three Favorites
Google, Naukri, SpaceX


On Leadership

I think I am able to help people think of the problem in a new way and sometimes I am able to calm everyone down and show them the long term perspective (even though I am generally very aggressive).

Important career decision
Focusing on hiring the right team. I am proud of the team we have been able to build at Akosha.
My Family
My father is a Chartered Accountant in Panchkula and my mother is a home-maker. My brother is also a Chartered Accountant practicing in New Delhi.

My View on Indian Startup Ecosystem
It has improved a lot since I started out in 2009 and I think it will keep improving from here on. Number of angels and early stage investors has increased and general perception of entrepreneurship has also changed (especially because of electronic and print media). A lot of things are becoming similar to how things are done in the US. Series A crunch will remain and it is now a worldwide phenomenon.
To Entrepreneurs and Innovators
Go for it. Give it at least 1-2 years before you decide to quit. It will change your life.
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