Vishal Sehgal

Founder & CEO,
Ottomate International

"It is never the life you live, but the courage you bring to it."


EX: Biggest milestone in your life.
HIM: Founded two startups over the last decade – one already a billion dollar brand (Lava) and the other (Ottomate) well, on its way.

EX: Book(s) that have influenced your life.
HIM: ‘Adapt: Why Success Always starts with failure’ by Tim Harford and more recently, ‘Skin in the Game’ by Nassim Taleb.

EX: An unusual app on your smartphone.
HIM: The Ottomate smart fan app.

EXThe next product on your tech-wishlist.
HIM: The Tesla, made in India.

EX: 3 habits you think are most important in order to be an effective leader.
HIM: Listen, Learn and Leverage.

EX: The best tech innovation according to you.
HIM: The Internet.

EXYour ideas and views on sustainable technology
HIM: Tech today needs to keep its cost in mind – both financial cost and the cost on Mother Earth.

EX: Your upcoming career goals
HIM: Take brand Ottomate across smart home devices – fans, lighting, home security et al.