Aishwarya Arunkumar
Vice President
After spending six years in various Investment Banking Advisory roles across Healthcare, Consumer Tech and TMT, Aishwarya joined the Eight Roads India Ventures team in 2019.

What motivates you?

Being able to identify and support entrepreneurs who can potentially create a lasting legacy.

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

My current role as an investor has been the steepest learning curve of my career. To be a good investor, one must don multiple hats - that of a banker, consultant, salesman and lawyer…I am still learning!

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

Artificial intelligence has the potential to offer affordable healthcare solutions at scale. India is especially ripe for disruption given its massive resource gaps in terms of skilled professionals and infrastructure. An AI solution which can be integrated into a smartphone could be a gamechanger in India! 

If you could give a piece of advice to your 20-year-old self, what would it be?

Step out of your comfort zone regularly. Often, there is more learning in failure than in success.