Fingerprint! Publishing is excited to announce the release of its latest non-fiction title, Before you Start Up, by Pankaj Goyal.
As Reid Hoffman, the co-founder of LinkedIn, once said about start-ups, “You jump off a cliff and you assemble an airplane on the way down”. An excellent addition to the world of start-up literature, Before you Start Up is intended to help one prepare for that very jump. To help one learn what are the different parts of the plane, how much time it will take for one to touch the ground, what the cloud conditions are, which tools one will need, how to switch paths, how to keep cool, etc.
Written keeping the school- and college-going students and the young professionals in mind, Before you Start Up is easy to understand and offers deep insights into what to be cognizant of and what to prepare for before launching your start-up Pankaj Goyal is an IIT Kanpur graduate and has an MBA from IIM Bangalore. He started his company in 2008 and ran it for three years. His work is now focused on applying Artificial Intelligence for the benefit of companies. He continues to be involved in the world of entrepreneurship as an angel investor and as an advisor to startups in the Silicon Valley and India.
About the author
Pankaj Goyal grew up in a typical Indian middle class family in Jaipur, India. In a family of government employees, he followed the standard script to build a career: “Work hard on academics and get the highest scores.” After getting his Bachelors in Computer Science from IIT Kanpur and an MBA from IIM Bangalore, Pankaj landed a dream job with McKinsey & Company, the leading management consulting firm. He started working in the Brussels, Belgium office. But he always had an itch. . . an itch to start a company. He left the consulting job after a year and landed in New Delhi to start up in 2008.
Pankaj’s startup experience was bitter-sweet. The business saw early success and generated good cash, but failed to grow. He ran it for three years and decided to quit.
In 2011, he got married and moved to the USA. Ever since, he has continued to work in his area of passion: technology. These days he is focused on applying Artificial Intelligence to solve the toughest problems being faced by businesses. He continues to be involved in the world of entrepreneurship as an angel investor and as an advisor to startups in the Silicon Valley and India.
|Title: BEFORE YOU START UP
Author: Pankaj Goyal
Publisher: Fingerprint! Publishing
Paperback: 200 pages
Price: Rs 179.00
Publication Year: 2017