Theme now is Value Creation, not Valuation: Deep Nishar, MD, SoftBank

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Deep Nishar, managing director at SoftBank Corp, is best known for his stint as Linkedin’s product head, having helped the professional networking site grow from slightly more than 30 million members to 313 million subscribers at the time he left.

Nishar, a well-respected name in Silicon Valley with more than two decades of product expertise, was hired by Nikesh Arora last year as an integral part of SoftBank’s investment team. The IIT-Kharagpur alumnus who’s in India every few months to spend time with the group’s portfolio companies says the local startup ecosystem has gone through a sea change in 2016. Last two years, the theme among entrepreneurs was valuation but now it’s value creation, he says. Read more


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