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Lak Ananth

CEO and Managing Partner, Next47

Lak is CEO and Managing Partner at Next47, a global venture firm Based in Palo Alto. Lak has spent much of his career focused on identifying industry changing disruptions and acting on them as an investor or acquirer.

He recently published his first book, Anticipate Failure, The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Navigating Uncertainty, Avoiding Disaster, and Building a Successful Business. Lak holds an MBA from INSEAD and The Wharton School of Business. He is also a Kauffman Fellow (Class 12).


About Next47
Founded: 2016  |  HQ: United States  |  Stage: Series A–Growth