Diwakar Anand
Analyst
Diwakar joined the Eight Roads Ventures team in India to focus on businesses in the Technology, Consumer and Financial Services sectors.

What motivates you?

To be part of an ecosystem that nurtures new ideas, encourages people to pursue their dreams and cohesively solve real problems that improve the lives of millions.

What’s been the steepest learning curve on your career journey so far?

Investing requires you to be passionate, while being detached and objective in evaluating opportunities. The continuous pursuit to cultivate this unique equilibrium of being enthusiastic about the present while being cognizant about the future risk/rewards has not only been a great learning but is a skill that will stay with me for life!

Which Indian or global tech trend are you most excited about at the moment and why?

I’m captivated by the power of “Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning” given its ability to spread its wings across fields, industries and use cases. As it transcends conventional thought process, I believe it would emerge as the single biggest lever of any future innovation and change.   

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

Never make the same mistake again; learn, adapt and evolve!