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Kites in a Hurricane
Startups from Cradle to Fame

  • Rishi Kapal - Global Strategist and CEO, EDUGILD Global Edtech Accelerator


October 2018 | 272 pages | SAGE Response

Startups, even the ones started by mature founders, required a lot of investment—both monetary and intellectual—on their entrepreneurial journey in terms of development and collaboration of the ecosystem. There are a million stories out there of successes and failures, of big and small startups, of one-of-a-kind and of every kind of startup. However, one thing is common: the entrepreneurial journey is checkered with highs and lows, difficult decisions, roadblocks, perseverance and lots of advice. Kites in a Hurricane is a book that describes how several startups used technology and entrepreneurial systems in an innovative manner to solve the problems they faced day after day when aspiring to build successful companies.

No one understands this world better than Rishi Kapal who spends all his waking hours surrounded by startups. This book is the essence of his experience with over 500 startups—it will help newer startups navigate through the exciting yet onerous entrepreneurial journey.

You will feel like an insider in the boardroom discussions and decisions of some of the successful startups.

 
Foreword by Sanjeev Sinha
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
What Changed the World: An Insider’s View of Startups
 
The Difficulty of Being a Good Idea
 
Face in the Dark
 
Business on a Shoestring
 
Make Me, Break Me, Remake Me
 
Developing the Organization: Founders as Flag Bearers
 
Design Me to Life
 
Feed Self, Then Get Fed: Business Development and Revenue Generation
 
Being Investible
 
Roots to Wings—Levitate: Becoming a Global Enterprise

“As a believer and supporter of edtech, I do believe that Rishi’s book is a very thoughtful compilation of the journey of early stage entrepreneurs. It lays out the experiences and frameworks that can be adopted for reducing their time to market and revenue. I wish them all luck.”

Ronnie Screwvala,
Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and Author

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Rishi Kapal

Rishi Kapal, a Stanford LEADer, is currently the Global Strategist and CEO of EDUGILD Global Edtech Accelerator. His academic and entrepreneurial journey started in 2013, initially as a teacher of Sales, IMC and Entrepreneurship at leading management colleges. Presently, Rishi holds a portfolio of more than 20 edtech companies, invested in sweat equity as a business strategist and sales facilitator. Within 24 months of his association, couple of Rishi’s portfolio startups have reached a monthly revenue rate of 5–8 lakhs and have raised funds close to `10 crore in all.From 1993 to 2013, over two... More About Author

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ISBN: 9789352807895
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