Ht Exclusive: Indian-American Entrepreneur Pritika Mehta'S Vision for Aspiring ...

"San Francisco is about the same size as my hometown, Chandigarh," Pritika Mehta tells Hindustan Times.

"But this small city has changed the world....

The kind of conversations that happen here, the innovation in the air, the investments in bold ideas and unknown foundersno other city offers it."

That's why Mehta, who holds a Master's in Artificial Intelligence from the State University of New York, is so impressed with the Bay Area's startup scene.

"The level of ambition and talent here is unparalleled," she says.

"If you drive down Sand Hill Road, you'll find the offices of VC firms.

A small office with three employees would be managing $1B+.

You'll meet random doctors here who invested $10k in unknown founders and made $100 million from that investment."

"America is the biggest software market in the world and the smartest Bangalore founders know it well (and leverage it)," says Mehta, who moved to the Bay Area in 2012 and now runs AI startup Butternut.AI.

Among her tips for Indian startups: "build a strong team and ship things fast."

Read the Entire Article


Selected Grant News Headlines

A customized collection of grant news from foundations and the federal government from around the Web.

E-Waste Processor Sircel Secures $5M Impact Investment

A company in Australia that processes up to 100% of e-waste has just secured $5 million in funding, making it the country's largest e-waste processor and the only one capable of diverting up to 100%...more

Natural Ventures Closes Inaugural Fund Targeting Ag Innovation

A new $100 million fund aims to make a positive difference in the world's food and water supply. The Natural Ventures Fund I, a 10-year closed fund, is the first from a consortium of investors...more

Prime Role for Ai in Impact Decisions

"There are few people as informed about the latest state of AI developments and its level of adoption in financial services, who have also sat shoes in the shoes of investment managers and asset...more

Blusmart Raises Inr 200 Crore from Ms Dhoni Family Office, Renew'S Sumant Sinha

One of the world's most popular electric-vehicle ride-hailing services is getting a big boost from one of India's most famous sons. Mahendra Singh Singh Jaggi, former captain of the Indian...more

Trill Impact Closes Venture Fund after Raising ‚¬90M

Sweden's Trill Impact has made its first venture fund a success with the final close of its $90 million fund. The fund, the first of its kind in Europe, was backed by institutional investors...more

Finance Manager

The Savanna Institute in Urbana, Ill., is looking for a full-time financial manager to oversee its 70,000-square-foot headquarters and budgeting and accounting practices, the Chicago Tribune...more

Why Impact Investors Should Require a Framework for Measuring Success

If you're in the market for a little extra cash and want to make a positive impact on the world, Entrepreneur has just the thing for you. The site is running a series of articles on "impact...more

Sustainable Finance Influencers: Bob Helmuth

One of the world's biggest asset managers is taking a stand against climate changeby investing in some of the world's poorest countries. Envestnet, which has more than $100 billion in assets...more

Odu'A Investment, Nigerian Philanthropy Office Sign Mou for Msmes Funding

President Muhammadu Buhari's promise to create 2 million jobs over the next three years appears to be on track. The Guardian reports that within the next 60 days, the president is expected to...more

Why Impact Investing Is Not Just 'Nice to Have' for Hk, Sg Families

When Poman Lo founded AlphaTrio Capital in 2022, she didn't set out to make a name for herself. Instead, the Hong Kong billionaire founded the sustainable technology fund to focus on projects...more






Social Entrepreneurship
Spotlight



The Social Investment Tax Relief


The proposed Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) has UK civil society and social organizations stirred up this season. The supposed tax relief on investment in social impact bonds will support the UK social economy.



Federal Government Grant and Assistance Programs


Technical Assistance and Provision for Foreign Hospitals and Health Organizations | Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Program | Cooperative Agreements to States/Territories for the Coordination and Development of Primary Care Of | Special Projects | State Traffic Safety Information System Improvement Grants | Grants to States for Loan Repayment Program | Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act | Promote the Survival and Continuing Vitality of Native American Languages | | Site Style by YAML | Grants.gov | Grants | Grants News | Sitemap | Privacy Policy

Edited by: Michael Saunders

© 2008-2024 Copyright Michael Saunders