I felt it important for my first post to be an introduction to me and that which inspires me, as this will be the foundation for everything I write.

Let’s start first with a picture. This is me (at least some of the times):


I’m an entrepreneur, investor, author, singer and wife.

I do start-ups with my husband. I do everything with him. He’s an entrepreneur, scientist, terrible singer and exceptional sarodya.

I’m currently 31 years old.

I’m a Stanford alum, vegetarian, and struggling surfer.

I like to work from home.

I grew up in a small town in Oklahoma.

I was the first child of immigrants from India. My father is a doctor. My mother was a doctor but left her professional career when I was born, to focus on something more important. They’re great parents.

High school in Shawnee, OK in the late nineties sucked. Fortunately, it coincided with a period of unparalleled greatness in rap music, which helped me cope.

My family is amazing, both the one I was born into and the one I married. Every sibling and sibling-in-law is incredibly smart and loving and talented. We’re all close friends.

I’m lucky. Really lucky. I just try not to fuck it up.

Prerna is pronounced like PRAYER, and then NAA. PRAYER-NAA

It is the Hindi word for inspiration. I hope my writing inspires people.


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