In the podcast, he talks about his tough upbringing, where, as a 10-year-old in eighth grade, he was living by himself with his brothers, and away from his humble abode, a village called Bagaluru which back then had no higher education centers. As he moved to Bengaluru while growing up, in his own small ecosystem, he was unknowingly shaping himself up for the big challenges in innovation to come. At ten years of age, he was already doing daily drills in negotiation, learning to save money, staying calm and humble during simple transactions and be well informed about market pricing as part of managing his small budget. This exercise as a child, in learning to survive independently in a big city like Bengaluru, took him very far in his future as he experienced the ebbs and flows of the series of his massive entrepreneurial, investment and non-profit ventures.
Writing about his contributions will take me several blogs dedicated each, to his role as a founder, investor, mentor and advisor to startups, his philanthropic initiatives as an overseas investor, his work in catalyzing scientific research and education, in feeding and educating the underprivileged, his eclectic interests spanning art, philosophy, entertainment, media and more. However, I decided to stay focused on entrepreneurship and get a sense of BV as a startup coach and advisor. This led me to one of his latest ventures, the FalconX incubator-accelerator which he has co-founded, and co-advises alongside eight other competent silicon valley entrepreneurs
who have witnessed successful exits and explored cross-border B2B startup space extensively.