CTO, Co-founder Myelin Foundry
What are some of the mistakes you wish you’ve avoided?
great question.. just as an aside, in life, you do get several recurring opportunities, so you do get a chance to rectify 'mistakes' :) however, to answer your question - when I started my career, I thought cool tech ran the world, and sales/marketing didn't matter.. this was a mistake - tech enables business and needs, not the other way around. another mistake was not to always have 2 focuii- the big picture and keep asking "Why/why not.." and the smaller focus of linking your work to the big picture
Do you like following a daily regular routine? How important is discipline ?
Absolutely. Daily discipline leads to consistency and endurance. As a runner, I can tell you that it's the long distance endurance that counts finally.. And having a daily, regular schedule that you commit to is critical for long term success
What is the ideology behind your company?
Myelin Foundry was created with a vision to transform audio visual experiences on the edge using cutting edge AI on unstructured data such as video, voice, text, sensor data
How should one deal with competition ?
As a given and validation of your product's USP. Try to not focus on competition, focus on your blue ocean strategy and deliver on that
What different circumstances you faced in your childhood you think that helped you in this journey?
my father was in the Indian Railways - that meant changing one's location every 2-3 years.. as a child growing up, I learnt to adapt to new situations, new environments quickly and accept the new normal as quickly and smoothly as possible. Such a l viewpoint is critical for an entrepreneur, where the only constant is change and one better accept it quickly!
What do you fear the most as an entrepreneur?
the fear of not being able to scale the product
How should an entrepreneur handle failure?
by learning to fail fast, learn and fail fast again! and accepting that quickly!
How did you receive your initial funding?
initial seed came from Friends and Family, then from a VC that believed in us very early on.
How was your experience with your first job?
it was a very limited role as a vlsi circuit designer in a very large semiconductor company in San Jose. Felt like a cog in a very large gear with no visibility of the larger picture. that first job made me realize the need to always ask Why/why not and get the big picture whatever the current role is