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Why Did An Award Winning Start-Up Refuse Investments From Reputed Angel Investors?

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Even as a young boy, Arjun Santhosh Kumar was passionate about technology and design. He was always aspirant of becoming an innovator, wanting to help make life easier for people. The passionate innovator had already invented a few products before even establishing his award winning company, ‘LateraLogics’. The company has won several awards like the Ashoka Youth Venturer, 2016, Social Media for Empowerment Awards, 2016, Google India Code to Learn Contest, 2015, and many more. Entrepreneurship as well has been a part of Arjun since childhood, and he says, “Entrepreneurship has been an interest for me since a very early age, and I’m grateful for the many business simulation games that I played as a kid.”

Entrepreneurship has been an interest for me since a very early age, and I’m grateful for the many business simulation games that I played as a kid.”




Failure is the stepping stone to success

LateraLogics is a bootstrapped project, says Arjun, and even though he had offers from some reputed angel investors, he refused to accept an investment. His parents advised the innovator to take his business forward by himself in the initial stages to ensure complete freedom and ownership in terms of decision making. This has made Arjun an independent and courageous entrepreneur that a lot of people look up to. He would like to share his experience with other budding entrepreneurs by telling them that optimism is a key trait to build a successful business. He goes on to say, “Often people are so discouraged by how hard it is to make a successful company that they let go of their dreams and ambitions. Just take the initial step, learn from your victories and your failures, persevere, and eventually you’ll be successful.” Arjun believes that there is a lot to learn from failures as well, and it’s is the failures that eventually lead to success.

Often people are so discouraged by how hard it is to make a successful company that they let go of their dreams and ambitions. Just take the initial step, learn from your victories and your failures, persevere, and eventually you’ll be successful.”

Moving forward by educating himself

Arjun is now focused on moving forward and continuing his entrepreneurial journey while simultaneously continuing his studies, specializing in subjects that he loves to pursue. As if that’s not juggling too many things at once, he wants to dig deep into learning the technology and the science behind Artificial Intelligence. However, we believe that the discipline and reference experiences that Arjun has developed in growing his business will help him in achieving his current goals, and any goals that he decides to chase in the future as well.

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