From inventor to invested investor

Dr Ronjon Nag entertains us further this week with part two of his compelling podcast. Ronjon discusses his transition into angel investing and his preference for Cambridge and Silicon Valley based companies, his conversation highlights his good nature, creative thinking and openness to new ideas. He offers us his tips for angels, non-more important than ‘never follow, use your own mind’, and how he is a firm believer in serendipity. Ronjon has since become a fellow at Stanford University Distinguished Careers Institute, he enthusiastically promotes the benefits of returning to university later in life.

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Dr. Ronjon Nag is an inventor, entrepreneur and a Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute Interdisciplinary Fellow based at the Stanford Center for Language and Information (CSLI). He is a founder and advisor/board member of multiple start-ups. His companies have been sold to Apple, BlackBerry, and Motorola. He has been awarded the Mountbatten Medal in the Royal Institution by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and has been winner (Bounce Imaging-Board) of the $1m Verizon Powerful Answers Award.

He has been a pioneer of smartphones and the 'app stores' they depend on. He has worked on neural networks, touch screens, mobile search, voice recognition, text prediction and handwriting recognition.

Major achievements:

• Invented new systems for interacting with mobile devices – predictive text, handwriting, and speech recognition resulting in a billion installs
• Invented app stores in 2000, resulting in billions of downloads

Produced by Mark Cotton, Twitter.

Podcast links:

Dr Ronjon Nag LinkedIn and Wikipedia

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