The launch of Kalaari Capital’s Kstart seed programme was an opportunity to listen to Ratan Tata, unplugged. In a wide-ranging conversation, Kalaari Capital MD Vani Kola coaxed India’s most iconic business leader into sharing his insights on success, failure, the importance of communication, and what he might have done differently when he was 26. The audience hung on to every word and every entertaining anecdote that he shared in his inimitable, down-to-earth style.
As part of the launch of the Kstart seed programme on 05 February, Kalaari Capital ran a Twitter contest where participants had to send in their questions for Ratan Tata, Naveen Tewari, Co-founder of InMobi, and Mukesh Bansal, Co-founder of Myntra and head of Commerce at Flipkart. Those who asked the best questions would get an opportunity to interact with their role models in person at the Kstart launch event.
“After travelling different countries and looking at different sectors, I have realised that the technologies that were limited to certain pockets are being used for different things across sectors. Like Drones, AI and IoT,” said David Rowan, Editor, Wired magazine, at the launch of Kstart, a startup incubator by Kalaari Capital.
Of unicorns, billion-dollar valuations, successful exits and inspirations – Bangalore Boys talk about it all at the Kstart launch
The launch event of Kalaari Capital’s Kstart seed programme saw the ‘Bangalore Boys’ – Naveen Tewari of InMobi, Bhavish Aggarwal of Ola and Mukesh Vandal, Founder of Myntra (also head of e-commerce operations at Flipkart) and Kunal Shah of FreeCharge – take the stage in a panel discussion that focused on their mistakes and struggles along the journey that has made their companies the powerhouses that they are today. moderated by David Rowan, Editor of Wired UK magazine.