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Satyen V. Kothari and the art of making peace with outcomes

The 45-year-old founder of Cube on four businesses, a fifth on its way. What exactly transpired at Citrus Payment Solutions; where, from co-founder he suddenly became persona non grata. A crash course on the business of digital payments that’s increasingly looking like an ape jungle. Plus, learnings from a life half led, summed roughly thus: Stop. Think what just happened. Start again

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In February of 2015, Citrus Payment Solutions hit the road to raise fresh capital. The company had been burning money to scale and fend off competition. Most of them serious moneybags. Those who had raised thick wads of green and didn’t think twice before undercutting, acquiring customers, and luring competition to follow suit. Burning is…

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