Entrepreneur of the Month – Larry Page

                              Every month, a new entrepreneur, a new inspiration

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Today we celebrate World Entrepreneurs’ Day – to celebrate the ingenuity and dedication displayed by millions of people who made their dreams into reality. We dedicate this day to Larry Page who is the CEO of Google’s parent company Alphabet inc. Along with this, he is the inventor of PageRank- Google’s best-known search ranking algorithm. He is best known for co-founding our most reliable search engine Google.

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Under Larry Page, Google is seeking to deliver several major advancements in a variety of industries. Due to constant quality leadership and dedication, a number of projects backed by Page have turned into companies in just one year. One such project is Waymo – a self-driving technology development company which is currently running on trial. He along with Sergey is leading several other projects in Alphabet Inc. which includes Kitty Hawk, a Silicon Valley company backed personally by Larry Page which is under prototype testing in California, Google Capital, Google Ventures and Wing which is a drone delivery company. In his recent newsletter, Page stated that with the change in Alphabet, the visibility to success has increased. This rigorous involvement of Page in start-ups has given so many entrepreneurial dreams a boost. The conclusion drawn here is that Larry Page (alongside Sergey) has learned how to set up companies with a structure of success. Of which Waymo is the greatest example. With so much coming up, there is a lot to be excited about!

 

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Larry Page grew in an environment totally obsessed with computer programming and artificial intelligence. He is not only an avid reader but also a saxophone player. His excessive inclination towards music in his childhood days fostered creativity and invention in him. Music according to Larry Page has made him realize the importance of time and speed (even a millisecond) in computing. Though google.com got its domain name registered in 1997, this invention of Larry and Brin had already broken walls and was hugely popular amongst the students of Stanford University by the name Backrub – a name given by Larry Page to run the prototype of their search engine. Larry Page was the sole inventor of the PageRank and launched it in 1998. Larry stepped aside as Google CEO in July 2015 for the second time to become the CEO of Alphabet to re-organise google’s assets. As far as awards and accolades are concerned there was no looking back for Larry Page since 1999. He has bagged several prestigious titles and awards including WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM Global Leader for Tomorrow, Marconi Foundation prize,  Communication Award by King Felipe. His name regularly features in the Forbes list of most powerful people, world’s richest people and top inventors.

Larry Page is not only active in business and entrepreneurship development but he is also an investor in Tesla Motors through which he promotes the use of renewable energy. Page has also constantly been working on the socio-economic effect of advancements in technology, shortening the work week and wiping away the destructive effect of technological unemployment is his main concern.

Larry Page through his work has shown us how constant dedication and effective leadership can lead you to great heights. Larry has not only managed to be an idol for many entrepreneurs but he continues to have a hand in launching potential start-ups.

                                                                                            By Ruchika Kar

                                                                                                         

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Entrepreneur of the Month – Gary Vaynerchuk

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Yet again, we bring to you another edition of Entrepreneur Of The Month and this time we have an entrepreneur whose videos and books have inspired and taught social media marketers around the world, Gary Vaynerchuk aka Garyvee, CEO and founder of VayernMedia, The Gallery and The Wine Library. Gary is also an author, speaker and an internet personality.

 

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Regarded as the top most social media expert and a serial entrepreneur, he came out on a world wide podcast to discuss why entrepreneurship isn’t for everyone. Placing facts on how 99% of start-ups fail, he stated that media may make someone look like an overnight success but only a successful entrepreneur can shed light on the real story. Gary believes that soon people in their 60s and 70s will be making online businesses and making millions and not someone in their 20s, because people think Facebook and Uber was developed by ‘kids’ so they know it all. He has an idea of turning retirement homes into incubators. Well that’s something!

 

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Gary Vaynerchuk  is a Belarusian American entrepreneur, author, speaker and internet personality. First known as a wine critic who grew his family’s wine business from $3 million to $60 million, Vaynerchuk is best known for his work in digital marketing and social media, leading New York-based companies VaynerMedia and VaynerX. VaynerMedia grossed $100 million in revenue and is also partner with Vimeo to connect brands and film makers for digital content.

Gary is also an active investor having invested in Facebook, Twitter, Venmo and dozen of start-ups and has a worth of $160 million.
Gary is a frequent vlogger whose show goes by the name of DailyVee on YouTube that chronicles Vaynerchuk’s life as a businessman. He also launched a #AskGaryVee show on his YouTube channel where he answers questions on Entrepreneurship, family and his profession. He also launched a vlog and a radio show Wine Library TV featuring wine tasting and reviews which earned him the tag of “Greatest Wine Critic”.

His audience and interaction with so many people around the globe has inspired him to write books. He signed a deal with a publishing company and released his books on social media, customer acquisition, leadership and self-awareness which are four time New York Times bestsellers. His first book Crush It!  is regarded as the #1 book on Web Marketing.

GaryVee’s life tells a short story of how you can create a business out of something you love (even if it’s wine) and also how one can use his expertise to make obsolete projects, gold.

By Paritosh Sankhla

Entrepreneur of the Month – Serguei Beloussov

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To boost up your knowledge we are here with the next release of our new series- Entrepreneur Of The Month, this month we have the Russian-born Singaporean who built a billion dollar IT empire,  Serguei Beloussov, CEO and chairman of the board of Acronis,  the co-founder, a global data protection company and is the senior founding partner of Runa Capital, a technology investment firm, among other business ventures.

 

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In May 2013, Beloussov returned as chief executive officer of Acronis, the data protection company he co-founded and had left in 2008 after disputes between management and promoters. Since then he has been trying to grow the company to a couple of billion dollars in revenue, from a couple of hundred million right now—target is a ten-fold growth in revenue.  To fulfil that purpose, Acronis, a global leader in data protection, has opened an R&D centre in Singapore and is looking to invest more than 55 million dollars over the next five years in the innovation activities. Research scope of the centre, to host 120-150 engineers, will include efficient data storage and processing, optimised data transfer protocols, data security and mobile data protection.

 

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Serguei Beloussov, is a man used to getting his way and with little patience for tardiness, but willing to accommodate other opinions too. Certainly the first part explains why, in 2013, he returned to take back the reins of the company he had founded in 2001 and which he had effectively – in terms of managing the company at least – left in 2007. For Beloussov, that future is the cloud. He and his partners founded Acronis in 2001 in Singapore as a business unit within SWsoft, a server automation and virtualisation software company and the parent company of Parallels Inc, which Beloussov also founded.  he wants Acronis to become a billion-dollar company. More than once, at the Malaysian launch, the Russian-born entrepreneur emphasised that he is now a Singaporean citizen.

He remains a senior partner at Runa Capital venture fund, which amongst other areas, has invested in companies developing teleportation technologies, and executive chairman of Parallels. Before returning to Acronis, he had also cofounded Qwave Capital venture fund, created to support advanced quantum technologies.

By Simmy Singh

Entrepreneur of the Month | Elon Musk

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As we celebrate kicking off this new series – Entrepreneur of the Month in the Global Entrepreneurship Week, so this first post is dedicated to Elon Musk. As most of you know he is the CEO of Tesla, founder of X.com (which later evolved into PayPal) and the space transport venture, Space Exploration Technologies or SpaceX for short. What you don’t know is that he is involved in some pretty interesting stuff.    

 

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First of all, if you think you had a busy month just look at what Elon Musk has been upto. Only he can take a bet of installing 100 to 300 Mwatts hours batteries in Southern Australia within 100 days. Tesla is now on overdrive trying to deliver on that promise. If that’s not enough, how about a clash between two tech titans, the other being Mark Zuckerberg, over Artificial Intelligence. Elon Musk once again got involved in the AI debate when he called on UN to ban lethal autonomous weapons along with several other leaders in the field of AI. Recently Musk unveiled plans that SpaceX is building a rocket called BFR that could help you travel anywhere in the world in under 30 minutes and anywhere else under an hour, all for the cost of an economy seat on a current airline. The days when you booked a plane are going to be over if Musk achieves this goal. BFR, by the way, is short for Big F–king Rocket.

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Elon Musk started his first company Zip2, a web software company that developed an Internet “city guide”. He moved on from there to pursue entrepreneurial aspirations in the areas of the Internet, renewable energy and outer space. Musk hasn’t stopped there, he envisioned Hyperloop, a high speed transportation system, co-founded Neuralink and created OpenAI for development in the field of AI.

He has even started working on traffic problems that plague our cities, by building a tunnel boring machine with the help of which an extensive network of underground tunnels will be created. Thus came the name of his latest venture – The Boring Company. Closely follow Musk to know what he is upto now.

Written By: Ananay Sharma