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ET 40 under Forty

ET Bureau

July 9, 2017

Amarendra Sahu

Co-Founder,CEO at NestAway Technologies
Age: 35
Education: MBA, IIM-Bangalore; BTech, NIT-Surathkal
Previous Jobs: Co-Founder, Brizz TV; Cisco
Success to me is: finding respect for your work in the eyes of those you always longed for
Best advice I ever got: My co-founder Jitendra once told me – “Our mind confuses us when we fail. Keep it simple, never fail”.
My big achievement: Be home to over 7000 single women far from their homes through Nestaway
What I want to achieve in the next 10 years: Create a city of a million people on internet


Kavitha Iyer Rodrigues

CEO, Zumutor
Age: 39
Education: MS-Clinical Microbiology (KMC, Manipal) Exec-MBA (IIM-Bangalore)
Previous Jobs: Co-founder of previous start-up “INBIOPRO” 2007-2012 sold to Strides, Biocon, Millipore, Avesthagen
Success to me is: Being accomplishment driven, success to me would be co-creation of value in the Immuno Oncology domain with a product to market
Best advice I ever got: I have liked this quote from Aaron O’Hearn, Co-founder and CEO of Startup Institute “You will never know enough. You will always be forced to make a decision without fully understanding what is coming. As a founder, that is just something you have to get comfortable with”
My big achievement: I would consider my biggest achievement to be the trust bestowed on me to lead Zumutor into the next phase of growth, pivoted to be a product company from a tech dev one by the core team and my investors.
What I want to achieve in the next 10 years: The next 10 years would be crucial to see Zumutor’s success through a global strategic sale or IPO. I also want to ensure I have ticked off most of my bucket list-which includes marathon to run!