Ishveen Anand is the founder and CEO OpenSponsorship. The startup was born out of her experience as a successful sports agent in India and the UK. OpenSponsorship now has over 2000 athletes, teams and events being managed to brands globally looking for sports marketing opportunities. Ishveen was included in the Forbes 30under30 sports list in 2015 and OpenSponsorship was named a finalist in the 2015 Sports Technology Awards, category of best technology facilitating commercial returns. She graduated from Oxford University. She is of Indian-British origin, now living in New York where OpenSponsorship is based.
Which quote do you look to when you need an extra push?
With investors, a husband and a family that believe in me, I don't need to look any further for an extra push.
However, given we all love quotes, my favorite for this year is Muhammad Ali's 'Don't count the days, make the days count'.
Who’s story inspires you to take action?
Only you can truly inspire yourself to actually take action. Many can inspire you to think bigger, feel different or have the desire to achieve more more, but when it comes to action, there is only one person that can get that going - you.
What are you proudest of?
Professionally - OpenSponsorship, going through 500 startups, raising our seed round, having a great team. Personally - following what I am passionate about in life.
Which blogs do you follow?
Depends on what the company is up to - at the moment we are all about Growth so I enjoy the works of Neil Patel.
Similar to above, but a consistent favourite is The Pitch with Sheel Mohnot.