Thursday Oct 26, 2023

Dennis Thankachan, Co-Founder and CEO of Lightyear: Over $18 Million Raised to Power the Future of Enterprise Telecom

In today's episode of Category Visionaries, we speak with Dennis Thankachan, CEO and Co-Founder of Lightyear, a telecom operating system platform that's raised over $18 Million in funding.

Topics Discussed:

  • Dennis’ background in computer science and finance, and starting a bunch of random businesses while in high school and college
  • What Dennis learned from his time at Goldman Sachs – and what he had to unlearn, and why
  • Why Dennis believes Stoicism is an important philosophy for founders to learn, and what being happy means to him
  • How Lightyear helps companies make more efficient decisions about their telecoms providers and equipment
  • Attracting clients, finding product-market fit, and what Dennis learned from fundraising


Favorite book: 

A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy

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