Over the last 20 years, he has grown into his role as one the country’s top investors. In 2011, Ashish Dhawan quit ChrysCapital and took to something that he had always been passionate about, philanthropy and teaching, and started Central Square Foundation and co-founded Ashoka University in Haryana.
|Founder and CEO of Central Square Foundation|
An MBA graduate with distinction from the Harvard Business School, Asish Dhawan raised venture capital fund in late 1990s but hit hardly during the dotcom bubble burst and the first few investments were washed away.
Ashish Dhawan Latest Portfolio January 2019
Investment Lessons from Ashish Dhawan
1. Think long-term, India is going to do well over the next 20 years, forget about the next five years. So, stay invested, that is the most important.
2. Look top down, don’t just look bottoms up.
3. Bet on people who have that fire in the belly and are really going to be committed to their business for the next 10-15, 20 years.
Know More About Ashish Dhawan
He tells us how critical thinking, communication skills and an inquisitiveness to learn more are what are expected of an employee in the 21st century, and how large-scale innovation in higher education is required to ensure students gain those skills.
In the below video, Ashish shares his vision about how to transform India’s primary education system.