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Entrepreneur Proves It's Never Too Late to Start Again

Niramai CEO Geetha Manjunath

Geetha Manjunath was a researcher at HP and Xerox before founding Niramai in 2016.

After 17 years in the field of computer science, Geetha Manjunath decided to do a Ph.D. in a completely new subject. "I went back and picked up a completely new topic, which is artificial intelligence and data mining. I never knew it would be such a big thing now," she said.

A tragedy in the family made her focus on breast cancer screening and on entrepreneurship. She co-founded Niramai in 2016, at the age of 49. Niramai provides non-invasive, radiation-free breast cancer screening using AI, and has received $7 million in funding and is at series A stage.

Niramai's screening solution is portable, and has conducted 33,000 screenings.

"The main advantages of becoming an entrepreneur at this age are maturity in decision making, patience while dealing with your initial naysayers, and resilience to come out strong after any critical setbacks," she says.

From Forbes India
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