Often, the advice given to first time entrepreneurs is to find a good mentor.
BC Krishna, a BITSian serial entrepreneur who is now on his third stint as the founder of a company understands the importance of mentors.
BC Krishna has a problem. He is bitten by the entrepreneurial bug. His latest venture, Mineral Tree is a secure payment gateway for SMEs. Throughout his career he has been driven to solve large scale problems using technology and he seems to be pretty good at it: 3 companies, all three back by influential VCs, one acquired and 1 running strong and the latest one being hailed as a disruptive payment gateway solution. But he also admits that one thing that entrepreneurs need is having someone to talk to, especially if that person has prior entrepreneurial experience. And that is the story that NYT focused on when they covered BC’s start-up recently, which we suggest you read. Continue reading