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Nagaraja Prakasam is a partner at Acumen, a New York-based, $100-million impact venture fund. He ... Read More

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Nagaraja Prakasam is a partner at Acumen, a New York-based, $100-million impact venture fund. He has served as an independent director in Guardian-a portfolio company of Acumen that works on microfinance in water and sanitation.

He is the co-founder and chairman of the Nativelead Foundation, which enables entrepreneurship in the non-metros of Tamil Nadu. This model has been replicated in the Malabar area of Kerala as MiZone/Malabar Angels. He is sought out by government and educational institutions and serves them in different capacities: an adviser; resident mentor at the N.S. Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore; member of the Investment Committee, Indian Institute of Technology Madras Incubator; and mentor at the Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. He has been featured in Forbes magazine as an investor engineering social change.

Nagaraja has spearheaded impact thinking in the Indian Angel Network (IAN) and co-founded IAN Impact.

Back to Bharat: In Search of a Sustainable Future is a book that addresses the present economic dilemma for Indian entrepreneurs and consumers, looking at the past and present situation of both India and the developed world to find a way forward.

Written in an engaging and anecdotal style, the book is enriched with case studies from Nagaraja's investment career. It consolidates many observations and insights from the experience he has as a professional, investor and mentor for entrepreneurs across the country. It strongly expresses the belief that India's strengths are its people, problems and technology (PPT).

As it draws on real-life examples of struggle and success, the book illuminates many questions that are most relevant to our present dilemma, both in terms of economic development as well as environmental threats that compel us to look at more sustainable alternatives to patterns of production and consumption.

Product Details

Title: Back to Bharat
Author: Nagaraja Prakasam
SKU: BK0478727
EAN: 9780670097166
Language: English

About Author

Nagaraja Prakasam is a partner at Acumen, a New York-based, $100-million impact venture fund. He has served as an independent director in Guardian-a portfolio company of Acumen that works on microfinance in water and sanitation.

He is the co-founder and chairman of the Nativelead Foundation, which enables entrepreneurship in the non-metros of Tamil Nadu. This model has been replicated in the Malabar area of Kerala as MiZone/Malabar Angels. He is sought out by government and educational institutions and serves them in different capacities: an adviser; resident mentor at the N.S. Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore; member of the Investment Committee, Indian Institute of Technology Madras Incubator; and mentor at the Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. He has been featured in Forbes magazine as an investor engineering social change.

Nagaraja has spearheaded impact thinking in the Indian Angel Network (IAN) and co-founded IAN Impact.

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