The global technology industry today is worth trillions of dollars with billions of people employed directly or indirectly in the sector. It would be fair to say that learning and investing in it is an intelligent choice, though only a few have the insights and drive it takes to make it big. Here, top investor and entrepreneur Bilal Junaid shares his journey and the latest advancements in technology.
Bilal is the founder of a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley, and has invested in dozens of technology start-ups across the world. His background is in computer science and robotics, but he focuses his energy on investments in blockchain, AR/VR and various other niches that have huge future potential.
Despite the setback due to the coronavirus pandemic, Bilal is confident that the industry will bounce back with new opportunities. He adds, “Investing is a great way of ensuring your career takes the path you design, and I’ve met many mentors who have shown me just how much potential there is in technology.” He believes the industry will transform into a stronger, more future-proof space as it rebuilds itself.
One of the key factors that separate him from the rest is his zeal to learn. With a degree in Mechatronics Engineering, his passion for technology since then has opened many doors for him. Today he is on the board of many fintech startups in US and Asia.
From starting his career as a software engineer to now being a part of the most elite batch of venture capitalists, this young entrepreneur’s journey is a testament to the fact that with the right tenacity, success is never far away.