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15 October 2014

Kohli Ventures – The Team Gets Passionate About Sharing Ideas

Kohli Ventures, global investors in innovative ideas, disruptive technology and dynamic businesses, is passionate about supporting and mentoring entrepreneurs with sparkling ideas and innovations.

The team at Kohli Ventures feels passionately that entrepreneurs need to engage with information, ideas and technology from around the world and open their minds to thinking differently. TED is an organisation devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks.  It began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.

Set out below are 10 of the TED Talks that the Kohli Ventures team has been inspired by and which they believe both budding and fully fledged entrepreneurs can benefit from watching:

Jay Silver: Hack a banana, make a keyboard

Kevin Slavin: How algorithms shape our world

Manu Prakash: A 50-cent microscope that folds like origami

Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are

Steve Jobs: How to live before you die

Juliana Rotich: Meet BRCK, Internet access built for Africa

Harald Haas: Wireless data from every light bulb

Evan Williams: The voices of Twitter users

Bill Joy: What I’m worried about, what I’m excited about

Bjarke Ingels: 3 warp-speed architecture tales

Commenting, Tej Kohli, Founder and Chairman of Kohli Ventures, said:

“Success is about thinking differently, it is about finding new solutions to old problems by approaching them from an alternative perspective. TED Talks are a great mechanism to share the visions of some of the world’s most inspiring and creative thinkers – they show that everyone has the potential to change the world, you just need to challenge convention.”