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Unleashed - How to Thrive as an Independent Professional

Apr 29, 2021

Amol Sarva is a backer, advisor, and mentor at 50+ companies; he has co-founded several startups, including Virgin Mobile USA, Peek, Halo Neuroscience, Knotable, Knotel, and he has developed and taught the course "Venturing to Change the World" at Columbia University. In this episode, he talks about content creation and communication with his network of around 5060 people and shares a few of his experiences in business.

Key points include:

05:43: The Knotel startup roller-coaster ride

10:36: Lessons learned building a business valued at $1.5 billion

22:39: How to get started in the entrepreneurial world

27:28: Advice on finding companies to get involved with

29:43: What’s going on in Amol’s lab

Amol can be contacted by email, which can be found on his websites. To access his address visit or

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