Pratik Gauri chatted with Disrupt Magazine about his background, creating 5th Industrial Revolution, founding 8 impact startups, and impact investing.
Disrupt Magazine: Pratik tell our audience about your background?
Pratik: “I see myself as a curator of a better future of the world by helping create the 5th Industrial Revolution. 5IR is about working at the intersection of profits and purpose by using frontier technology created in 4IR for the betterment of humanity. As a social entrepreneur, impact investor, public speaker, and dynamic advocate for change, I am passionate about positively transforming the lives of a billion people worldwide over the next decade by being a catalyst for technological innovation and entrepreneurship. From helping create the 5th Industrial Revolution by founding 8 companies in the 5IR space, to investing in technology impact startups, to public speaking to mobilise youth towards impact, to moving fortune 500 company models from for-profit to for-benefit, to mobilising capital to help achieve 17 UN Global Goals, I have an unwavering commitment towards having a positive impact on humanity.”
Disrupt Magazine: You were trained by former US Vice President Al Gore, have represented your country at prestigious forums like WEF Davos, and have won innumerable awards at such a young age. What is your biggest achievement?
Pratik: “Getting trained by Al Gore and team in Los Angeles and representing India at various forums like World Economic Forum Davos, Skoll World Forum Oxford, Nobel Peace Prize Forum Oslo gave me access to a lot of opportunities and life-changing moments where I met many of my inspirations like Paul Polman, Biz Stone, Queen of Congo, Muhammad Yunus, amongst others who guided me to amplify my works. But my biggest achievement is when I got back and started my second company after failing in my first startup when I was 16 years old. Failures have taught me much more than successes. I always have felt that startups might fail, but entrepreneurs never fail.”
Disrupt Magazine: What is your definition of success and happiness?
Pratik: “Helping people flourish gives me immense joy. Success for me is seeing a world with equal opportunities for every human, zero poverty, gender equality, and climate justice.”
Disrupt Magazine: What are your plans for the future?
Pratik: “I want to create an ecosystem by building impact unicorn companies which positively impact more than a billion people. All my companies are in the 5IR space, which is using technology to solve social problems like hunger, lack of education, poverty, gender inequality, climate crisis, etc. I also actively invest in impact companies which I think will transition us from 4IR to 5IR and will write a better future for our world.”
To learn more about Pratik Gauri, follow him on Linkedin.
Navy Veteran Davis Chris Takes the Music Industry by storm
In life, you need to break down anything that might be holding you back and change course if need be...
5 Disruptive Leaders Paving the Way in 2021
Where there is uncertainty, lies a whirlwind of opportunity. 2020 was the year that had entrepreneurs learn a great deal...
Brock Pierce Wants To Disrupt The Two Party System And Be Your Next President
We don’t usually cover politics much here at Disrupt, but when Crypto billionaire and friend of the show, Brock Pierce...
John Mcafee – Predictions For The Future
John McAfee is a world-famous tech CEO, computer scientist, civil disobedience activist, privacy advocate, and pioneer of the commercial anti-virus...
Gaby Wall Street – Teaching Latinas to Thrive During The Crisis
It’s no secret we are facing one of the most challenging financial times of the last few decades as we...
Tony Delgado – The #1 Entrepreneurship Movement In Puerto Rico
Puerto Rican online market is in constant progress. With many entrepreneurs who are coming here to start a business, it...
Elena Cardone – The 10X Ladies Conference Is Declaring 2020 The Decade For Women
The next ten years are meant for women to continue growing their potential and succeeding in multiple areas, including business....
How Josh Elizetxe Built Snow Into a $40 Million Dollar Business
There is nothing quite like an entrepreneur’s determination when starting a business. That’s my original quote by the way (pun...
How Jason Capital Became A Self Made Millionaire By 24
Have you ever wanted to earn the respect of everyone who ever looked down on you at some point in...
Sam Bakhtiar On His Way To A Quarter Billion
Dr. Saman Bakhtiar, who prefers being referred as Sam, lives in an 8200 square foot $5.2 million house, Sam is...
Entrepreneurship4 days ago
How One 16-Year-Old in India Has Made Over $1,500 on Fiverr in 3-Months Selling Automation Solutions
Executive Voice2 weeks ago
This Ottawa VP’s Passionate Approach to Real Mortgage Solutions
Executive Voice2 weeks ago
How Feminine Leadership Mentor Gordana Jakopcevic Leans Into Her Sexuality
Executive Voice2 weeks ago
PHOENIX MELVILLE – DOCUMENTARY DEMOCRACY
Entrepreneurship3 days ago
Moonnation Bridge Is the Answer to Next Generation Gaming Services, Says Ben Todar- CEO, Moonnation
Cryptocurrency3 days ago
Making Money in the DeFi Niche: A Review of Wolfystreetbets
Entertainment2 weeks ago
Why Earl Chang, AKA Change, Believes That It’s Important To Grow As An Artist
Women Who Disrupt3 days ago
Cate Farrow on 5D Mentality