Anil Sethi

Anil Sethi

Anil Sethi is a serial entrepreneur, author and teacher. He founded his first company Flisom in 2005, as a spinoff of the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich.

After raising over CHF 80 million, he exited successfully. Subsequently, he co-​founded a number of other technology startups including Scrona and Instaheat.

He was honoured with the recognition of Associated Fellow by the United Nations for their initiative

“The Defeat NCD Partnership. Hosted by UNITAR, the Partnership focuses on addressing Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in order to mitigate early mortality. NCDs are responsible for over 70% of all mortalities in the world, and include cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, to name a few. His specific mandate as advisor to the CEO for health initiatives is to help identify the causes that lead to early mortality (including child mortality) due to NCDs, equalling over 15 million deaths. This effort has rolled out in Myanmar and Rwanda and will soon cover 90 of the least developed countries around the world.

Anil serves as an entrepreneur in residence and as an external lecturer at ETHZ and teaches courses on entrepreneurship. His course has resulted in over 20 startups over the past 5 years. He is also an accredited Innosuisse coach for scale-up startups, helping them reach scale.

Anil’s first book on technology entrepreneurship, “From Science to Startup”, which was published by Springer in 2016, was recognised as one of the top five books in the world in 2017 for innovation and entrepreneurship.

In this book, Anil fills this the between science and startups by combining his learnings from his past startups as well as from multiple startups and technology companies he has advised.

His upcoming book on “how to create a billion dollar startup” is scheduled for publication in 2021.


Session: Business and Marketing

Day 3 – October 30th – Session 5

Talk: Convergence

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