A few weeks ago serial entrepreneur and self-made billionaire Bhavin Turakhia visited London. In partnership with his brother he has launched 11 companies in the last 19 years. In August 2016 the brothers sold Media/Net for $900 million. Turakhia was in London to talk about the UK launch of his latest product, real-time messaging and collaboration tool, Flock. Enterprise Times talked to Turakhia about Flock and you can hear that podcast here.
We took the opportunity to talk to Turakhia about the challenges of being an entrepreneur, especially in India. He told us how being an entrepreneur in India was tough. Failure is not something that is readily accepted. However, times are changing and entrepreneurs are beginning to flourish.
The growth of the tech market in India has seen a significant increase in the number of people who are earning computer degrees. Interestingly Turakhia was dismissive of the historic quality of those degrees although he said that things are rapidly improving. For employers in the tech industry looking for the right people he says that they need to get the best engineers that they can. This is easier to say than do but it is sound advice.
We also asked about the challenge of equality in the workplace. This is a serious issue for India but one that Turakhia believes is finally being addressed.
To hear what else Turakhia had to say, listen to the podcast.