I am a business writer for The CapTable, an independent platform covering high impact news on India’s emerging economy. I write on emerging companies, venture capital, M&A, ecommerce, culture, and policy.
I believe that diversity in management is good for business and want to see more women in leadership roles.
Prior to building The CapTable, I was with The Economic Times, Asia’s largest financial daily.
Sitting in the heart of India’s bustling startup capital – Bengaluru – gives me a ring-side view to new ideas and how technology, and teams help them become reality.
A good part of my day is spent either on the phone, zoom, or in coffee shops and tech parks speaking to founders, investors, and startup employees.
For me, startups are a way of life… a place where biases will be proved wrong every couple of years!
I constantly look for exciting businesses that are challenging the status quo, disrupting legacy sectors or creating a new industry.
I’m equally cognizant that building a business is by no means an easy journey, and it takes time, hustle, and patience to build enduring companies.
But I confess, a large part of this realization came when I stepped out of journalism and hopped into the ring as an associate in an early-stage venture capital firm.
Two years at Stellaris taught me the nuances of evaluating businesses, people, and markets. But more importantly it gave me exposure to the framework to constantly question, and the ability to balance risk, with patience.
I am grateful for the unfiltered access i got to work up close with some of the best entrepreneurs in the country during this time! But then I quit, and that’s an interesting story as well.
Born, brought up and schooled in Delhi, I decided to pursue a career in journalism when I was 19. And since then, there was never a dull moment!
Even as I cover other people’s stories, I am excited to create my own!
Significance > Success.
Speed makes a good story. Velocity makes an outcome.
1/5 Super excited to share that I have moved from The Economic Times to @thecaptableco We will write objective and incisive pieces on technology businesses for readers who are looking beyond the headlines to understand the emerging new economy at a deeper level : https://t.co/0dSh7XqVEy— Aditi Shrivastava (@AditiS90) February 11, 2021
In an explosive interview, @vijayshekhar at his candid best, questions Google's power to delist Indian apps without consultations.— Ashwin Manikandan (@Ashwin_ET) September 21, 2020
Calls for the intervention of government, lawmakers. Says "all options are open" when asked about legal recourse.
With @AditiS90 and @samidhas pic.twitter.com/Pbk7X8Ot59
Thanks for this imp piece @aditiS90— Sanjay Nath (@sanjaynath) July 25, 2020
Diversity of talent can be a force-multiplier powering our ecosystem. Early steps, but a long way to go
Welcoming many more women investors & startup enthusiasts@sajithpai @arpiit @BKartRed @radhika_agar @BlumeVentures @Sairee @U_pasana https://t.co/XLi6TIYGyK pic.twitter.com/CqymtFtiBK
#Coronavirus will cause 40% of all restaurants who employ 7 million people to close down if there is no bail out package by Gov. Cannot afford #Lockdownextention. Delay in decision will only harm more livelihoods. Justice delayed is justice denied. https://t.co/tA6tw3sM3w— Vineet Jain (@vineetjaintimes) April 30, 2020
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