In March this year, when the country was yet to experience the panic due to Coronavirus, Indian yogic guru Baba Ramdev had spoken about an Ayurvedic remedy- the medicinal herb ashwagandha and Yoga, the ancient techniques, to help boost immunity against the contagious disease. Ever since, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposal for International Day of Yoga was welcomed on 21st June 2015, Yoga has gained immense popularity. While the research for medicine is still on, the world can leverage alternative healing properties through Yoga.
As businesses open up to revive the respective economies and sustain the livelihood of millions, it would be important to practice Yoga as a way of life. By citing its significance in integrating mind, soul and the body, Rajat Khare, a Yogi entrevestor and founder of the Luxembourg-based investment fund- Boundary Holding, says Yoga has enhanced his decision-making ability- making him contented in professional and personal life.
Rajat Khare has a dedicated facebook page where he also highlights the importance of Vipassana meditation in understanding life and law of impermanence better. It is often defined as a form of meditation that seeks “insight into the true nature of reality”- addressing problems in day-to-day life.
|Category||Venture Capitalist, Entrepreneur, Investor|
|Alma Mater||Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi|
|Occupation||Founder, Boundary Holding, Investor|
|Rajat Khare’s Age||Not Available|
|Publication||‘Make the Move’ – Demystifying Entrepreneurship|
|Rajat Khare LinkedIn|
|Rajat Khare Facebook|
Similarly, American entrepreneur Lizzie Brown and her husband, through their establishment Yoga Wake Up teach entrepreneurs how to practice meditation and basic yoga postures each morning before starting work. “If you make the decision and commitment to do Yoga, it would help you through any kind of ailment, whether it’s physical or mental or even emotional,” Brown said.
Yogis have been practicing dhyana (meditation) and Yoga for centuries! Given the uncertainty around COVID-19 and declining business opportunities, it is high time that entrepreneurs, more than anyone else, also realize the sheer power of it too.
Rajat Khare Investments
|2018||XR Vision||Boundary Holding invested in Singapore-based XRVision to leverage its potential in the Facial Recognition and Video content analytics market.|
|2019||Asteria||Rajat Khare founded Boundary Holding invested in Asteria Aerospace, a robotics and AI company from Bengaluru, to enhance the growth of UAVs and offer AI solutions to different sectors. However, last year, the company had successfully exited Asteria Aerospace after Mukesh Ambani-led conglomerate RIL acquired about 51.7% of its stake.|
|2019||Konux||By investing in Konux, an Industrial IoT and AI analytics company based in Munich, Germany, Boundary Holding forayed into the Industrial IoT industry, which holds immense potential for AI-based critical infrastructure overhaul, including changes to its transport, utility, and logistics system.|
|2019||Cerbair||By investing in a French-based Technofounders startup, Cerbair, Boundary Holding aspired for the growth of automatic protection of vulnerable facilities, and critical infrastructure which includes monitoring of UAVs.|
|2020||InfiniDome||Boundary Holding founded by Rajat Khare invested in InfiniDome, a cyber-startup to protect AI-equipped driverless vehicles.|
|2020||Internest||Internest, a Paris-based startup, received funding from Boundary Holding in 2020. With this investment, the company looked to expand its clientele and partnership across various logistics and transportation by leveraging robust and precise positioning Local Landing System (LoLaS).|
|2020||Elistair||Elistair, a French manufacturer of automated tethered UAV systems, raised funding from Rajat Khare founded Boundary Holding in 2020.|
|2020||Ranmarine||Netherlands-based cleantech startup, Ranmarine raised funding from Luxembourg-based Boundary Holding. Its recent funding is aimed at fostering the growth of green solutions to complex problems, also referred to as cleantech.|
|2020||Aeraccess||Aeraccess, a French technology solutions provider received funding from Boundary Holding to tap its potential for becoming a UAV market leader. The company aims to utilize the capital for expanding its business across the Asian market, with a special focus on India.|
|2021||Bleenco||Bleenco is a Munich-based company building a software platform for industrial automation. Our proprietary multi-sided platform addresses some of the biggest challenges in the field of safety and operational efficiency.|
|2021||Astrocast||Astrocast SA is the most advanced SatIoT Service for customers looking to track, monitor, manage, and communicate with assets in remote regions of the world. With the world’s most innovative nanosatellite network, Astrocast delivers a complete end-to-end, direct-to-orbit service, state-of-the-art communication modules, and enterprise-class services.|
|2021||Japet Medical||Japet Medical Devices is a French biomedical company developing robotic equipment for the most advanced quality of treatment. They dedicate each day to developing efficient and user-friendly innovative solutions with the belief that these technologies will change the quality of life of many people.|
|2021||EdallSystems||EdallSystems provide Educational Service (Aerospace Engineering Training), UAV development, Engineering Service(Lab Development), and consulting in INDIA. Their motto is to become a major Product Development company in the field of Aerospace In India and to support and Develop Aerospace products in India.|
|2021||Scewo||Scewo is a medical technology platform that develops stair-climbing wheelchairs. Founded in 2017, the company is headquartered in Winterthur, Zurich, Switzerland.|
Mental and physical health is much needed in this tough time of Covid-19.
In these testing times, yoga is pretty helpful.
Yoga has helped my organization in a great way. The stress levels are at an all-time low.
I read this article a while ago, revisiting this to inspire myself, great examples of what yoga and vipassana can do set by Rajat khare and lizze brown. Looking forward to share this piece with the inspiration seekers. keep posting 👍🏻