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Ankit ShahVP: Early Stage Investor at Unilazer Published On: Friday, July 24, 2015 Views 2455

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"Clear and concise communication goes a long way in building great relationships"

UnilazerVentures focusses on consumer internet and has key investments in ventures like Lenskart, Shopclues, Zivame. Ankit Shah, a bachelor of commerce also holds CA & CFA titles. Prior to UnilazerVentures, he worked with Everstone Capital and was an important part of investment team. Being there actively contributed to investment policies of several companies. His stint in Everstone Capital enhanced his vast experience as he dealt with various businesses from Financial services, Media, Education,FMCG, Beauty and Wellness sectors.

Ankit is a focused person who believes in giving best to work and life. He co-leads venture investing at Unilazer Ventures and plays crucial role in its development. Read more about him in this interview.

Please provide a brief overview of your product/ service

Early stage investments, we focus on building value in our investee companies by working closely with the teams on various aspects of the business given our deep heritage as entreprenuers.

What inspired you to build the above product/ service?

Taking entreprenuership to the next level in this country.

What is your life mantra?

Focus and more focus on couple of things in work and life

What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?

Finding great entrepreneurs to back with capital.

According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?

  • Focus
  • Ability to lead
  • Humility

Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?

  • Shopclues for shopping
  • Google chrome
  • Ola for cabs
  • Whatsapp

Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.

  • Checking emails only 4 to 6 times/ day rather than every 15 minutes
  • Listening to audiobooks/ podcasts

Share any one habit which you wish to change in yourself.

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Answer in less than 50 words

One tip to success:

Focus and perseverance

One mistake you believe every individual must avoid:

Arrogance

One most important lesson that you have learnt till now:

Clear and concise communication goes a long way in building great relationships.

What are your plans for next 3 years?

Continue to back the best startups in India

What are your top three getaway destinations ?

  • Goa
  • Bali
  • Carribean

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