15 August, 2017 – One of Asia’s brightest and influential entrepreneur and philanthropist, Sushil Pokharel, is fast becoming the new definition of vision and focus. His journey as an entrepreneur started from the streets selling newspapers and now he is starting a one of its kind venture capital company, Sushmit Holdings LLC. Sushmit Holdings LLC helps the often neglected and unprivileged startup business.
Driven with a focus to make a difference, he founded a number of successful companies in Nepal, some of which includes, Sushmit Energy Private Limited and Sushmit International. Sushil is a recipient of the prestigious Asia Excellence Entrepreneur Federation “Asia Honesty Entrepreneurship Award 2015” for outstanding and honest approach to ethical business practices.
According to Business Insider, there are hundreds of people at the silicon valley who find it difficult to penetrate their way to success, all because they are from a particular background, or they are people of color. Helping the category of underpresented startup is the reason why Sushmit Holdings LLC was created.
“The majority of my time in tech I [was] surrounded by mostly white, Ivy League men with vast networks and financial safety nets. I always wondered if there were people out there with backgrounds similar to mine, and there are many folks in tech who feel far more isolated than me,” says Photographer Helena Prince who once worked at the silicon valley for four years.
“Our vision is to help founders and CEO of new startup companies whose idea can create significant impact. As an impact base investment venture capital firm, we work in the developing environment. We basically invest in startups which are unable to access the right financial investment and are disadvantaged due to background, gender, or any other class-defining factor,” says Sushil Pokharel.
For more information, visit www.sushmitholdings.com
As stated on Phys.org, diversity is one of the tech industry’s biggest embarrassments. But for a handful of startups, Silicon Valley’s lack of diversity is also a (big opportunity). There are countless numbers of creative minds who are either African women or far eat. Most of them find it difficult to present themselves among their white and Ivy league fellow founders who can easily get the needed investment.
Sushil Pokharel is the chairman of Sushmit Energy Private Limited. He has been involved in various other ventures since 2006. He is the CEO of Sushmit International. Sushmit International supplies broadcasting equipment and is one of the largest in its sector in Nepal.