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I just like to narrate in a few incidences working with Rajul. So at Babygogo whenever you're faced with decisions like tactical decisions, whether to you know articulate how this acquisition offer would work out or how this raising money from such an investor would work out Rajul was the first go-to person or mentor and you know, I think that has been a phenomenal Journey for us working with Rajul picking up choices and picking them up quickly. Yeah, I think that is like I said earlier that tactical thinking I see many of our portfolio companies doing that with me today. I have become sort of I do tend to become that go-to guy for quick decision-making when sort of this not enough parameters and sort of you're thinking what to do and I tend to sort of thrive in that those situations. I've seen myself if an entrepreneur wants you to get excited about his startup how he should reach you and what are the parameters that you know, he should speak about or mention about that. He should catch your attention. Yeah, I think like for example I said many many entrepreneurs approach us. I would love if entrepreneurs took a little bit time. Just going through our website. I would say I see still vast majority other Pros. Don't take even five minutes to go through sort of what we've done. Maybe our existing portfolio on our website is some frequently asked questions. And if somebody spend five minutes and sort of refer to that and just follow those guidelines that always wins me over that shows me some depth and sincerity many of them are just Just very very so they don't even take the time. They just spraying, you know to sort of whatever email they can find and they doing a disservice to themselves because you know, they can be far more personal and they can sort of look at what we are. I think the only way you can really judge an investor in my view is to look at the portfolio. I think everything else is just talk right? I mean I can sort of talk endlessly but you have to look where I put money in and that's what sort of defines me more than anything else. So I think so. I think just sincerity through towards sort of You know applying more sincerely spending a little bit time on sort of the publicly available information. Vince me over just to read their sort of presentation thoroughly if you have invested ten minutes mini, I will for sure invest ten minutes in you right? So that's one but I think then then rest is more within the business plan, right the same things Market team traction where that fits in and things like that. So then it's more of a combination of the business itself. So coming on to the part you mention what are the common mistakes? you can tell you know with when entrepreneurs reach out to investors. They Makin, I think many of many of it just feels like just throwing over a wall, you know, like you some how get an email and you just bombard even there are some things where people BCC 30 investors though. It's rare but it happens right and it's not an ego think but I think since every investor is different, right so you have to sort of spend a little bit. It's like customers right? Let's say you're doing business development, right and you go to customers and you just don't throw over the wall, right? You would study that customer little bit make a slightely mowed per slice pitch to each customer because you know them right and that shows to them that you care and you are serious about this Pursuit, right? So, I think that's that's one. I would say the common mistakes are just when it feels very commoditized product is being thrown over the wall without any thought then that tells me that you know, maybe you do the same thing with everything right? If you're taking a serious activity, like raising investment with such frivolity then chances are that you did everything with frivolity, right? So things like that. Basically, I think people do make an two different levels of degrees, you know, whether the whether write the email, you know, the content of that the form of that the style of that or the urgency some people say, okay. I'm sort of raising investment. You know, we have a one-week window we have this investors come in. I mean, normally you should investors can work that way. You know, I mean, it's a things like that. So when you take it very lightly in a frivolous way or sort of being over smart about it things like that, I think of putting but otherwise, I'm generally forgiving towards entrepreneur. I'm okay. I still might read them, but it does leave a negative impression on me. Any quotes that you live by? Any quotes that I live by I wouldn't say quotes, but I would say I'm more of a philosophy I think is I do think that look especially for entrepreneurs are also generally life. You can't sort of Make your happiness conditional to everything else, you know, you can't generally say that. Okay, I will do this then. I'll be happy right I will sort of buy this car or I will raise this funding or I will do this and then I will be happy. I feel I feel there's an intrinsic fallacy in that. I feel I feel you should be happy today. Right? And if you're not happy today chances are you're not be happy tomorrow either right so i think happiness is something which comes from within and has to run like a fabric parallel to everything else. So I would say find a way to be calm Happiness joy is today. And because it's not contingent on your business success or any other success, I think find that place today and sort of work on everything else, you know, along side. I think that's kind of a more of philosophy. Not a quotes. Thank you so much Rahul. It was lovely to have view on a podcast and hope the listeners enjoy the conversation as much as I did great. I enjoyed the conversation to Siddhartha and best wishes to you as you can see the hundred X.