Gain invaluable insights from the journey of a successful tech entrepreneur

From Startup to Exit

Shirish Nadkarni’s book FROM STARTUP TO EXIT shares the knowledge he gained from over two decades of success, detailing the practical aspects of a startup formation from founding, funding, management and finding an exit.


Shirish Nadkarni’s second book WINNER TAKES ALL shares his practical knowledge of scaling marketplaces with millions of users and achieving monopoly power in your market

What experts are saying

From Startup to Exit” is a fantastic resource for any startup founder, even more so if you are a 1st-time founder and entrepreneur. Building a successful startup takes investments at all stages – in your leadership capabilities, your product strategy, your go-to-market strategy, how you provide value to the customer and how you build your team. Shirish’s anecdotes and lessons in this book are highly relevant and apt to help any entrepreneur build and scale a successful technology business.

S. Somasegar

Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group

With thousands and thousands of new tech startups launching every year, it’s shocking how little practical guidance for entrepreneurs has been published. Shirish’s new book provides rarely seen real-world advice for founders overwhelmed by the real world. Every tech entrepreneur should take a few hours off from the grind, in the wee hours of the morning or over a weekend, to benefit from the wisdom of a compatriot who has been there several times before.

Craig Sherman

Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich and Rosati

If you are building a marketplace, read Winner Takes All. Through rich case studies, the book illuminates many different paths to success. It also provides insights about how to handle key challenges that can derail a new marketplace venture: Chicken-and-egg dynamics; disintermediation; which side to charge; and building trust.



Tom Eisenmann

Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

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