For Bharti to be relevant 5-10 years from now, we need something like a BSB: Kavin Mittal of Bharti SoftBank

30 August, 2012

Kavin Bharti Mittal, one of the twin sons of Bharti group chief Sunil Bharti Mittal, had his first business stint with his own startup AppSpark, founded when he was in Imperial College, London. The 24-year-old, who interned at Formula One team McLaren Racing and Google besides Goldman Sachs, is now head of strategy and product development at Bharti SoftBank (BSB), a mobile internet joint venture with Japan’s SoftBank. With three projects already announced (location-based check-in service Hoppr, P2P messaging app Hike and the proposed mobile portal in the works, partnering Yahoo Japan), Mittal chirped in his first free-wheeling media interview with Techcircle.in “We love to build stuff.” He talked about entrepreneurship versus working at a large corporate set-up, takeaways from his first startup, white spaces within mobile internet, entrepreneurial ecosystem in India and what’s next on cards from BSB. Here are the edited excerpts.


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For Bharti to be relevant 5-10 years from now, we need something like a BSB: Kavin Mittal of Bharti SoftBank

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