My name is Sachin Gopal, and I was born in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. My mom and dad struggled initially but made it to the so-called “middle-class” family. I was always in awe of entrepreneurs as a kid, and when asked about my dream job would say “Businessman.”
When I was eighteen, I started my first company, TechSolutions, in our second home with three of my friends who had a strong programming community presence. We were reasonably successful and made good money, but the lack of alignment caused a split in 1992. The same year, I saw a magazine on Linux (Operating System) explaining its capabilities and use by hackers. I tried installing and, after several unsuccessful attempts, had it running. I painstakingly mastered the OS around Server and Application Security over the years. This skill helped me provide consulting to small firms when I moved to Bangalore in 2003. Later as a consultant/full-time, I worked with top multinational companies like HP, DELL, Hinduja, Xen, and iGATE.
On the professional front, I currently head IT & IS for a Software company in Bangalore and help startups thrive with minimum infrastructure. My expertise is specific to small-medium businesses.
I am an experienced meditator with more than 3000HRS of practice. I have practiced traditions like Vipassana, Zen & Twin Heart, and Tantrik meditations but I finally found solace in the Shakti tradition. On weekends, I am a Past life Regressionist, Yuen Method Practioner, and a Pranic Healer- Arhatic Yogi. My hobbies include marathons and powerlifting.
My entrepreneur journey does not end here and is am working on different areas as I write. Also, the entrepreneurial journey can be daunting, and unlike what others think, it can also make you feel low, but what would that life be not trying? Let’s create some change, find a fix, explode out to areas we have never ventured.