Most people go to Goa to decelerate. Gourav Jaswal wants to accelerate.
In the year 2000 after the then $1.5 billion internet and media giant Ziff-Davis invested in Jasubhai Digital Media, a company he had grown from one to 150 people, Gourav, 44, moved lock, stock and barrel from Mumbai to Goa. His choice was probably questionable at the best of times, but particularly so, as this was the first time he was ever going to the city.
Gourav had no business plan, no investment, no co-founders.
Over the next decade, he sequentially catalyzed what became a mini-cluster of services companies.