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Vinod Gupta: A Self-Made Businessman

 

Born in India in 1946, Vinod Gupta exemplifies the term, “self-made man”. As a child, his father placed a heavy emphasis on education, in turn, nurturing his voracious appetite for knowledge. After graduating from the University of Nebraska, Vinod Gupta, who was working for Commodore Corporation at the time, was “given the task of compiling a list of mobile home dealers in the US.”

Upon realizing the need for this service, he took out a $100 bank loan, which he invested in direct-mail marketing. The return on investment accrued almost immediately, and in a short time, he’d created American Business Information, which would later become InfoUSA and sell for $680 million.

Today, Mr. Gupta is the Managing General Partner of Everest Group, which helps to provide capital and business acumen to startups, as well as companies that are underperforming.

In order to remain productive, Vinod Gupta generally spends his days focusing on the longterm planning aspects of Everest Group. He is of the opinion that, without focusing on the longterm goals of a company, it will eventually fall behind the competition, and, ultimately, fail.

Relying on his trustworthy core staff is essential for Vinod Gupta, as this allows Gupta to focus on the latest acquisitions within Everest Group while resting assured that the daily operations continue to flow smoothly. In order to bring his newest ideas to fruition, he generally implements a market testing regimen that allows him to gauge the true need for his product. Find Additional Information Here.

Keeping a close watch on the latest developments regarding technology is essential for Mr. Vinod Gupta, and the advancements regarding artificial intelligence, are quickly revealing new possibilities among virtually all sectors. In the future, these advancements will allow him to open his company up to a larger market, while also taking a more streamlined approach.

 

Learn more about Gupta on https://phy.princeton.edu/people/vinod-gupta