From a recent one on one with Riva, New York leading angel investor, there were some striking facts we were able to pick;
He has been in the game of investment for over a decade. He operates from New York and London.
On top of the list, day to day habit is he is an early riser. Seven days a week he is up at 5 am and starts working at a coffee shop. It’s worth noting that in London it is already 10 am. He can do a quick catch up on the agenda of the meetings.
Practicing meditation both for personal and business reason is his second habit. It’s his secret way of relieving stress and increasing productivity. He is also a meticulous planner of his activities on a day to day basis. Riva also applauds Gust. He can connect with entrepreneurs and manage investment program through the program. On top he never forgets even in a minute, there is a possibility of high risk.
Ravi is driven by helping others and seeing the dreams of entrepreneurs become a reality. One thing he clearly outlines is his choice of business. He loves working with startups that plan to scale quickly. The company should be ready to grow and exist in high value. Secondly, the involvement of an investor should be a priority. Lastly, he believes the founder should be aware of the whole procession of investment and have a five-year plan for the business.
As usual, there are challenges he faces. His main problem is making a smart decision on where to invest. With new investments, there is always a significant risk looming. And finding and striking a balance with no failure is hard.
Lastly, in the future, he is keenly following on the unfolding in digital currencies. Crypto has been able to hold on in Venezuela. His parting shot was two of his all-time books, Rich Dad Poor Dad and Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow