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Dr Somdutta Singh: A Woman Who Wears Several Hats With Ease
A Serial Entrepreneur, an angel Investor, a best-selling author and a philanthropist… these are just a few roles that Dr Somdutta Singh lives everyday
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A serial entrepreneur, angel investor, best-selling author and philanthropist… These are just a few facets of Somdutta Singh. Currently she is operating her third entrepreneurial venture, Assiduus Global Inc., which is a leading cross-border, cross-marketplace E-commerce accelerator generating $300 million in GMV.
Born in Kolkata to doctor parents, Singh is an MIT alumna and a first-generation entrepreneur in her family. After her initial studies in India, she moved to the US for higher studies. After a brief stint in the corporate world, she shifted to do something of her own and started her first venture, an ad-tech firm. She has had two highly successful multi- million dollar exits before she founded Assiduus Global.
She strongly believes that ‘Every adversity comes with an opportunity’. Singh has a vision of making Assiduus Global a billion-dollar revenue generating enterprise by 2025 and become a shining beacon for women entrepreneurs across the world.
A multifaceted persona, Singh has a number of feathers in her cap. She has been conferred the prestigious Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award by Indian Achievers Forum in association with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology for her outstanding professional achievements and contributions towards nation building. She has also been featured in Fortune India's 50 most powerful business women edition.
She has served as the youngest and only woman Vice-Chairperson of NASSCOM Product Council and has been the first woman of Indian origin on the Board of Philip Kotler’s Kotler Impact. She has helped in the formulation of the visionary Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) by NITI Aayog.
Singh has been presented with the India Achiever Award 2021, Impact Entrepreneur Award for Social Innovation, presented by IEEE in association with UN Women and Amity University, London. She has also been bestowed with the 2019 Mentor of the Year by the Government of Andhra Pradesh.
She strongly believes in giving back to society in the form of her not-for-profit organisation that invests in the youth and empowers them with skills to thrive in a technologically driven era.
As an angel investor from over the last 10 years, Singh has invested in some of the most promising startups across the globe such as BookPad, Tookitaki and Wiggles, to name a few. She works closely with the Ramakrishna Mission to impart digital marketing knowledge to their students and prepare them for the ever-evolving ecosystem.
Singh is also a bestselling author. Her books - Decoding Digital: Unlocking Digital Barriers and Stories from New India: Policies, Hope And Change have been bestsellers. She is presently writing her third book. She is also a Global Mentor at Google Launchpad and a Mentor of Change at Atal Innovation Mission (AIM).