Kiran Dhavala comes armed with accounting and finance skills, which made him an asset at all the companies he worked with. “My first venture though was with a private RTO, but due to a lot of government regulations and changes, the project did not take off,” he says.
Dhavala knew that although his forte was in numbers, he also had an entrepreneurial fire in him. There was also a point in time when he was laid off, a moment, which Dhavala, believes in hindsight was the best thing that ever happened to him. “I realised that though I was working as an accountant, my heart yearned to break free, to build something on my own. That was when I met Hari Yellina and Krishna Pandurangi, and we became friends and business partners,” says Dhavala. And adds there was no looking back since.
A different side
I believe: Not taking a risk in life is the biggest risk
What I love about Australia: Nature, food, people and multiculturalism
What I love about India: History, family, food and friends
Favourite hang-out in Melbourne: The park next to my house
A must-read: Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
My advice to entrepreneurs: Follow your dreams
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