Personal Lessons From Startups – Part 2 of 5

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It’s no secret that for startups to succeed, growth is key. Startups generally aim to revolutionize the industry they serve and deliver financial gains for their shareholders in the process, for which they need to grow continuously. In a previous article, we looked at the power of a growth mindset in a personal context and explored practical tips for developing one. Here we explore the next logical step – what are we growing towards?  How do you set the right goals? Setting goals is a typical part of growth in startups and established companies, though startups reassess goals more frequently…....

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Sonal Panda I am a Principal at Tau Ventures, investing in early stage AI startups in healthcare, enterprise, and automation. I began my career in buy-side M&A, evaluating multi-billion dollar deals at a Fortune 500 MNC in India, led business development at Asian Heart Institute - the #1 heart hospital in India, and served as Chief of Staff to the CEO at Signos - a digital health startup - where I joined as the first hire. I hold a BS in mechanical engineering from VJTI in Mumbai, and an MBA in Healthcare Management and Finance from Wharton. Coming from a family of doctors, I am passionate about healthcare which extended to mental health and wellness while volunteering and leading outreach efforts at Samaritans Mumbai - a suicide prevention helpline. Outside San Francisco, I feel most at home in remote corners of the world photographing wildlife (@sonal.panda).