The Man Behind Google's Growth Fund
Entrepreneur magazine|December 2021
Sumi Das joined CapitalG, the growth fund of Google parent company Alphabet, in 2015. However, he got into the finance sector in 2010, at a time people believed venture capital was dead due to the financial crisis.
Sumi Das

Sumi Das joined CapitalG, the growth fund of Google parent company Alphabet, in 2015. However, he got into the finance sector in 2010, at a time people believed venture capital was dead due to the financial crisis. According to Sumi, the financial crisis in 2008 brought forth a new era. The times were changing as the ‘Mobile’ was growing in prominence, Apple had launched its iPhone in 2007, and ‘Cloud’ technology had just been invented. Since its founding in 2013, CapitalG has been investing throughout all the geographies in the World, including U.S., China, India, Europe, etc. When the pandemic struck the World in 2020, many people became restricted to working from their homes. Sumi believes that the pandemic-induced near-overnight shift to working from home has accelerated the future by about 6 years, with new technologies advancing by leaps and bounds. Sumi believes that Healthcare tech, Education tech and Fintech are areas with massive potential.

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the magazine

MORE STORIES FROM ENTREPRENEUR MAGAZINEView All

The Auto Repair And Services' Digital Revolution

Cruising down empty roads on your car is fun only when it is firing on all cylinders and is in tip top shape. And as an Indian car owner, getting your car serviced or bringing it in to the repair shop is probably one of the least enjoyable experience that you may have with your four wheeler for many. It is a recurring, unavoidable kind of expense, but the hassle that many face while getting their rides fix from local mechanics and garage owners makes it even more of an unpleasant experience. Let's say your car gets a minor over-heating issue. On a good weekend, you decide to bring it in to your neighbourhood's mechanic's workshop and narrate your problem thoroughly. The issue starts from there, as the guy with the wrench in his hand starts naming issues with parts that you weren't even aware about and chalks up a bill that disturbs that messes up your monthly budget plan through and through.

8 mins read
Entrepreneur magazine
May 2022

Dia Mirza On Her Favourite Books

Actor, producer and UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador, Dia Mirza wears several hats. Being an advocate of the environment, she puts her money where her beliefs are and has invested in sustainable brands like Beco India and Shumee, hence putting into motion the practice of a sustainable lifestyle. The actor who was recently seen in the Netflix series 'Call My Agent: Bollywood' and has an upcoming project called 'Bheed', with director Anubhav Sinha, tells us about her favourite books. Kabir Singh Bhandari

6 mins read
Entrepreneur magazine
May 2022

Summer Drinks Quenching FMCG Thirst

After two consecutive washed out seasons, companies such as Parle Agro, Amul, Hamdard Foods are anticipating a hike in demand for summer drinks

5 mins read
Entrepreneur magazine
May 2022

‘Sneaking' Into Your Shoe Shelves

BATA CEO GUNJAN SHAH SAYS THE FOOTWEAR COMPANY IS BULLISH ABOUT ITS INNOVATIONS IN CASUAL WEAR AND SNEAKERS

3 mins read
Entrepreneur magazine
May 2022

MAKING INDIA 5G-READY

STL (Sterlite Technologies Ltd) is amping up its 5G game and building a lot of radios in both dual and tri band which can be deployed across spectrums: Ankit Agarwal, Managing Director

3 mins read
Entrepreneur magazine
May 2022

46 D2C BRAND DISRUPTORS

For the second edition of Entrepreneur's The Makers Co, we recognize 46 DTC brands selected on the basis of qualitative analysis and consideration from industry leaders and Entrepreneur India Editors, who reviewed hundreds of nominations - whose entrepreneurial spirit and actions are helping transform not only their brands but retail, commerce, marketing, supply chain and oftentimes, the industry itself. These new-age startups are building brands and businesses across industries, categories and the globe. Their entrepreneurial spirit aside, what you'll see in the aggregate is an appreciation for brand creation and product love built on the five Cs that are customer, community, commerce, culture and creators. At a time when brand relevance and business growth are of utmost importance, these founders are fighting for brand relevance with an unwavering commitment. Let's hail the next frontier of Direct to Consumer.

10+ mins read
Entrepreneur magazine
May 2022

Out There

What if the thing you're trying to hide is actually your greatest asset? Walking Dead star (and restaurateur, book publisher, and TV producer) NORMAN REEDUS knows all about that.

10+ mins read
Entrepreneur magazine
May 2022

D2C 2.0: Digital, phygital, and beyond

Five years ago, Fireside Ventures was set up with the vision of creating iconic digital first brands.

3 mins read
Entrepreneur magazine
May 2022

Government's UPI-like digital commerce platform ONDC to break monopolies in e-commerce

To democratise the market structure in e-commerce, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, along with Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), under the leadership of Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, have devised the Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC).

3 mins read
Entrepreneur magazine
May 2022

Secret to Amagi's Success

THE MEDIA SAAS UNICORN HELPS COMPANIES CREATE, DISTRIBUTE AND MONETIZE STREAMED CONTENT

5 mins read
Entrepreneur magazine
May 2022