Cricketer and vice-captain of the Indian team in Test cricket Ajinkya Rahane has donned the cap of venture-capitalist and is scouting for business ventures after investing in two startups. In an interview with Outlook, Rahane tells Jyotika Sood about the startup space he is exploring and his business pursuit interest after he hangs his boots. Edited excerpts:
1. When and how did you thought about investing in start-ups?
My cricketing career allowed me to travel to new places and interact with people from different walks of life. It is during these conversations that I got the idea of post-retirement planning. This is when I started having detailed discussions with my business partner, Akhil Ranade, on various ventures that can be explored. Post rigorous screening and evaluation of business opportunities we zeroed down on ideas and opportunities that have the potential to transform into successful businesses in the future.
2. What was your first…