|2005 UC Berkeley , BA , Mathematics|
|2005 UC Berkeley , BA , Physics|
|2008 UC Berkeley , MS , Industrial Engineering and Operations Research|
|2011 UC Berkeley , PhD , PhD Candidate – Operations Research|
Forbes 30 under 30 social entrepreneur
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow – Mathematics
Serendipitously fell into it...
Rewarding: happy customers, helping folks in need
Frustrating: the "rollercoaster" – the constant ups and down as you encounter successes and challenges
It's overwhelmingly the same thing – building product before identifying customers who want to buy it.
"Make something people want" - Paul Graham
"Lack of market is the number one startup killer." - Ben Horowitz
1) Sell before you build. For everything.
2) Fast growth is the only measure of success for a startup; if you're not doing that, you're failing.
3) Delegate aggressively as you scale to help you scale.
When he's not managing technology at LeadGenus, Anand is a researcher on topics in computer science in mathematics, teaches entrepreneurship at the European Innovation Academy, and runs.