My Story with TIE Anand Khandekar


Clarion venture partner

My story background

Earlier talks covered wide array of speakers, including Puneri brands like Gits food. Interactive breakfast is another activity of TIE Pune, which has seen immese participation and benefit for all. All Asia business plan competition in association with Praj was a resounding success. Then, there is a series of full-day workshops as a part of Nurture initiative – Ajay Bhagwat. Business model evaluation among them was extremely beneficial to one and all.

Sponsorership kit

Paying Rs. 10k for one My Story session gives you a kiosk, 3k emails with logo in form, handout branding, etc. It is not just for big companies, but even startups looking for exposure can consider it.


Anubhav from payleaf gave a lucid introduction of the speaker Anand Khandsar. He began by recollecting a speeach by a visionary to his company men 10 years ago, which included Anubhav. He said one should become catalyst of change for the society. The man was no other than Nandan Nilekani, who after successful stint at Infosys is spearheading the Aadhar project, which aims to bring smiles and prosperity to the billion people. Anubhav had met Anand many a times to understand his journey and said Anand is also in the same league as Nandan, who make revolutionary change and are sensitive to the society, they operate in.

Story begins

Then Anand was presented a bouquet by MCCIA. Anand and Anubhav then took seats and so began the story.

He is from a family of teachers, and did edcuation in Fergusson College. His parents laid equal emphasis on physical education. One of the lessons, which stood him good many years after was the tradition of scout doing one good deal everyday, kind of service to community. During engineeering days later he was a part of COEP boat club and swimming club. He got Gold medal for his performance. This is one of many Gold medals, he has amassed in his academic and professional life. In 3rd year, Navy selected him to join him, so with pressure off, he needed to pass to get into navy. He topped in the engineering. He got the Lieutenant rank from Naval forces during the last year. He went on to do 25 yr stint in navy.

Transition – His wife is a successful paedatrician. Child’s education led him to take up private job. It took 5 years to secure release from Navy. Veena, his wife was still in Navy. He joined Meltron (Maharashtra State Electronics Corporation ) from May’85 till Dec’88.

Teamwork during navy was carried to MELTRON. Get best out of whatever resources you got, solve yourself, spirit of innovation. Meltron – telephone system, railways grew during his 4 yrs from 4 cr to 80 cr . CDOT  exchange. Sam Pitroda. Digital Exchange. 4 units. Engineers from  same region – Konkan, Marathwada, Andheri

Yojna in Seepz, Mumbai. Unisys cofounder .  CCI instead of STPI. 100% EOU. Bank loan. For sw, headquarter gives loan, not branch. Same file to Tara Deshpande. 3 months.

SK Firodia visited every month from MCCIA. 3 exchanges to upload file. Compuserve network. Windows 3.0 beta version. Professional forum. Video related work, message post (like email). Interview from Detroit. Ravi Gopte left Telco. Had to convince his father, who had resigned.

Magnificent 7 – first employees.


Yojna had tie up with Motorola. It did not materialize in 1991. Offshore development. Coding standard, testing. 6sigma sw unit. SW is mercurial. Motorola lab became sei 5. Grow it to 400. 6 weeks of process. P-CMM.

Friendship cultivate. Linkedin, FB. Raymond Vikary. Clinton admin. User interface on mob had to be closed bc ppl cud not visualize.

Illionia Inst of Tech, mtech tie up.

Cirrus logic

Family is in Pune. Suhas Patil. Syslogic. Mutha Chambers-1996. Chip design. Parallel development. Mpeg2, graphics. Compress time. Configuration mgmt system. Later became Nvidia. Monthly project review. Reuse. Promotion consideration. Govt bodies to get city on map. After 30 yrs, huge diff between Pune n Bangalore. Mot would do anthropological.  4 attributes – entrepreneurship + education.

Video on mobile. 2m pounds from Irish angel investors. No need to go to silicon valley to do work. 2004 camcorder sw of samsung. 35 ppl. 800 in Nvidia. Navy seal. Training. Warrior elite. Distillation of human spirit into. Mentored companies.  Fully commited, training (r and d budget) professional, managerial. Live in tent. Simulate adversity, fear. Share feelings. Share weaknesses with colleague, competitor.  Mentor – HR intervention, network.

IT + art, culture = animation. Flick tennis. Anujay. Ebook into animation. Curran Deshmukh VFX Chicago Richard Gere. Dance.

ATT head of sales in 1998. Failure with ppl. Do I give up theme of trusting? Linkedin says retired life, grandchildren. Yoyoed between MNC n startup. Good for scaling up. Value system. For all managers across 200k employees, 85 countries.

21 ppl in 1 week. Pune, hyd, Bangalore. 2000 pace silicon.

Market capturing idea with conviction. Create market or expand. Arbitrary projection. Committed core team. Captain’s rock -48hrs. Rope in angel investor. Key processes of governance. Fallback on friends for recruitment.

Abhay Vaidya, exDNA editor. Vandana Gadia press. Saikat Dutta.

500 in Breakfast, 2000 in My story, 150 in workshop. Hpc for cross functional area. True evangelist at work

About prasoonk

Prasoon Kumar grew up in the Bokaro Steel City of south Bihar, now Jharkhand. He studied Computer Science and Engineering in IIT Kanpur. For job he moved to the land of opportunity, United States. He was there in the bay area through the internet revolution of mid to late nineties. He spent time admiring the beautiful coastline of California among other things. He moved east coast to the New York after the turn of the millennium working in a brokerage startup. Afterwards, he is back to India for good. He has been working in the enterprises and internet startup, enjoying the city life. He has a beautiful wife, a young 5 years old daughter and 11 years old son.

Posted on April 8, 2012, in Economy & Business, India, Pune, Society & Culture, Technology. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I like your story, please keep writing like this.

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