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Lak Ananth

CEO of Next47, Venture Investor, Technology Strategist & Author

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Lak Ananth Biography

Lak Ananth is CEO and managing partner of global venture-capital firm Next47 and serves on the board of several companies that he's helped grow beyond $1 billion valuations. He is the author of "Anticipate Failure," a practical guide for business leaders on common patterns of failure in innovation.

As CEO and Managing Partner, Ananth leads Next47, the global venture firm with $1.2 billion in backing from Siemens. He is based in Palo Alto and has spent much of his career focused on identifying industry changing disruptions and acting on them as an investor or acquirer. Having partnered with entrepreneurs building both full-stack and software businesses, Ananth’s investment focus is on applications of AI/ML, vertical SaaS, robotics, mobility and other emerging areas of deep tech.

Prior to joining Next47 at its inception in 2016, Ananth founded and built Hewlett Packard Pathfinder, bringing together venture investing and revenue-generating business development for portfolio companies from HP customers. He was an investor in Adallom (acquired by Microsoft), HortonWorks (acquired by Cloudera) and Mesosphere. Ananth also previously worked in strategy and corporate development at Cisco Systems, where he led the acquisitions of Meraki and Starent Networks, and invested in Control4.

After cutting his teeth as an engineer working with startups during the .com era, Ananth has enormous respect for the passion, vision and tenacity of entrepreneurs. As an investor, he believes in establishing mutual trust with Founders so when critical business decisions need to be made, he can support them in making the best choices for building world-class new businesses.

Ananth holds an MBA from INSEAD and The Wharton School of Business. He is also a Kauffman Fellow (Class 12).

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Anticipate Failure: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Navigating Uncertainty, Avoiding Disaster, and Building a Successful Business

Anticipate Failure: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Navigating Uncertainty, Avoiding Disaster, and Building a Successful Business

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Lak Ananth for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Lak Ananth, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Lak Ananth or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Lak Ananth?

    Booking fees for Lak Ananth, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Lak Ananth, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Lak Ananth?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Lak Ananth for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Lak Ananth for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Lak Ananth or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Lak Ananth or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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CEO of Next47, Venture Investor, Technology Strategist & Author

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Lak Ananth Biography

Lak Ananth is CEO and managing partner of global venture-capital firm Next47 and serves on the board of several companies that he's helped grow beyond $1 billion valuations. He is the author of "Anticipate Failure," a practical guide for business leaders on common patterns of failure in innovation.

As CEO and Managing Partner, Ananth leads Next47, the global venture firm with $1.2 billion in backing from Siemens. He is based in Palo Alto and has spent much of his career focused on identifying industry changing disruptions and acting on them as an investor or acquirer. Having partnered with entrepreneurs building both full-stack and software businesses, Ananth’s investment focus is on applications of AI/ML, vertical SaaS, robotics, mobility and other emerging areas of deep tech.

Prior to joining Next47 at its inception in 2016, Ananth founded and built Hewlett Packard Pathfinder, bringing together venture investing and revenue-generating business development for portfolio companies from HP customers. He was an investor in Adallom (acquired by Microsoft), HortonWorks (acquired by Cloudera) and Mesosphere. Ananth also previously worked in strategy and corporate development at Cisco Systems, where he led the acquisitions of Meraki and Starent Networks, and invested in Control4.

After cutting his teeth as an engineer working with startups during the .com era, Ananth has enormous respect for the passion, vision and tenacity of entrepreneurs. As an investor, he believes in establishing mutual trust with Founders so when critical business decisions need to be made, he can support them in making the best choices for building world-class new businesses.

Ananth holds an MBA from INSEAD and The Wharton School of Business. He is also a Kauffman Fellow (Class 12).

Lak Ananth Videos

  • Ep. 488 w/ Lak Ananth CEO & Managing Partner at Next47 - YouTube
  • STARTUP ALLEY: Lak Ananth and Katie Stanton

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FAQs on booking Lak Ananth

  • How to book Lak Ananth?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Lak Ananth for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Lak Ananth, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Lak Ananth or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Lak Ananth?

    Booking fees for Lak Ananth, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Lak Ananth, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Lak Ananth?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Lak Ananth for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Lak Ananth for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Lak Ananth or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Lak Ananth or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Lak Ananth is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Lak Ananth for your event is available upon request. Lak Ananth generally travels from Palo Alto, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Mark C. Thompson, Troy Hazard, Daymond John, Anthony McCarley and Tina Sharkey. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Lak Ananth for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Lak Ananth Speaker Videos

  • Ep. 488 w/ Lak Ananth CEO & Managing Partner at Next47 - YouTube
    STARTUP ALLEY: Lak Ananth and Katie Stanton

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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