#51: Vishal Vasishth - Co-Founder & MD at Obvious Ventures - Solving Fundamental Problems Through World Positive Investing

Topics:Learnings from 10 years at Patagonia and the 5P framework.Chasing fundamental problems and purpose-driven businesses.Investing in breakthrough technologies at the cusp of commercialization.Screening for the authentically motivated entrepreneur.Vishal is the co-founder of Obvious Ventures a venture firm investing in world positive technology companies across three themes: Sustainable Systems, Healthy Living & People Power. Some of their portfolio companies include Medium, Proterra, Beyond Meat, VSCO, and Gusto.Most recently Vishal was the founding partner of SONG Investment Advisors, an India- based fund backed by Soros Economic Development Fund, Omidyar Network, and Google. He also served as a senior executive at Steve Case’s Revolution and as Chief Strategy Officer at Patagonia, a leading multichannel retailer of outdoor and active lifestyle products in the US.Book recommendations: Built to Last by Jim Collins - https://www.amazon.com/Built-Last-Successful-Visionary-Essentials/dp/0060516402Small is Beautiful by E.F Schumacher - https://www.amazon.com/Small-Beautiful-Economics-Mattered-Perennial/dp/0061997765Let my People Go Surfing - https://www.amazon.com/Let-People-Surfing-Education-Businessman/dp/0143037838Website: https://obvious.com/Email: vishal@obvious.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vishalvasishth/Twitter: https://twitter.com/vishalvasishth?lang=en

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