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Ashwin Kumar - On learning new things by breaking them down, the secret to winning >$100k from hackathons, the art of storytelling, and more - #15
Ashwin Kumar is a Startup Partnership Lead at Stripe
Ashwin Kumar is a Startup Partnership Lead at Stripe. Ashwin has had an unconventional career path - with a degree in Finance, he started his career as an Investment Banking Analyst at Merrill Lynch before transitioning into a software engineer at Autopilot, then co-founded a YC-backed startup Sway Finance, and later worked on deep learning at a hardware startup Mythic.
From web development to co-founding a YC startup, to deep learning, Ashwin has a knack for picking up new skills extremely quickly. In this episode, we chat about the methods he employed to successfully make these transitions, learnings/tips from winning 30+ hackathons in a row, and what engineers can gain from better story-telling.
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