Even before the printer’s ink dries on this letter, the world, as we have known it, would have changed AGAIN. Recently there was the Brexit. Then Prime Minster, Mr. Modi’s waving of the wand to make the high denomination notes disappear. And now the incredibly tight competition in the US presidential elections which would yet again bring forward a momentous change in American real-politic.
That the world changes continuously and rapidly is known to all. That change happens to us is experienced by all. That we are gainers from it, happens to very few. In fact, Dr Ken Robinson, in his famous Ted talk, points to the need of bringing children up with one critical faculty – to learn to deal with an unknown future. A future that is not just unpredictable, but a completely uncertain. Those that develop the ability, are the eventual winners.
Your company, YourNest, has been built around this very concept – of creating the change that is called the future. Every generation, every civilisation that has grown has been able to adapt to change, and meet changing expectations. The very best have led by defining the change.
Our 16 invested companies from the first fund – into which we started investing 4 years ago – are building businesses on the needs that seemed futuristic then but are already pressing demands. They will be showcasing their capabilities during the Investor meet on 12th November, 2016.
But change is so rapid in today’s technologically driven world that a new series of challenges await us as we move into the future. Our recently launched 2nd fund is aimed to help build the companies that will solve the problems of that fast approaching future.
Many of us have missed out on opportunities in the past. They say opportunity doesn’t knock, it sneaks it quietly. But we are announcing it loudly. This time in the form of YourNest India VC Fund II. I invite you to strengthen your hold over the future by participating in this fund. You will find the details of the fund on the next page.
With building excitement over the unfolding future.
Sunil K Goyal