Rediff – The amazing story of the making of

Rediff has a great candid interview with Sanjeev Bikhchandani – CEO and founder of The amazing story of the making of

For me personally, the section below was very insightful.

It is a myth that entrepreneurs are not risk averse. I must be the most risk averse person I have met in my life. I am really scared of risks. The point is to keep de-risking at every opportunity. So first, I did not quit my job until after I got married knowing there is income in the house. I began to teach on weekends.If I had been single, or my wife was not working — in fact she was the fist angel investor — it would have been a lot more difficult. I may not have done it. These were all de-risking strategies. When you start out you dont know where you are going to end up.

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  1. Press Release – INSURANCE; INDIA
    30th Jan 2007

    Bonsai International Group (, a well integrated Travel & Financial Services Company, launches first Insurance Portal in INDIA, where a customer could select Products from all Indian Insurance Companies, Compare the Coverage & Premium and also BUY. This gives customers’ a much needed choice and convenience , says the CEO Mr Manish Jaiswal, which will help increase Insurance Penetration in INDIA. The site is a secured site for transaction and is powered by Bonsai Insurance Broking Pvt. Ltd.


    Mahavir Chopra
    CFO – Bonsai International
    +91 22 30503050