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Meet The Two 20-year-old Indian-origin AI Startup Founders Who've Turned Investor Darlings

Moneycontrol | 17/12/2020 05:00 PM | Click to read full article

Rejected by about 1,000 investors after they founded Vise at 16, Samir Vasavada and Runik Mehrotra have lived to tell their tale— their AI-enabled investment management firm recently secured Series B funding of $45 million.

Investors might be more than happy to write cheques for them now, but there was a time when they were rejected by about 1,000 investors, including Vinod Khosla, the Delhi-bred billionaire titan of Silicon Valley.