ABOUT ME

Hey there. Thanks for being here.

A few bits about me:

  • Currently work as a healthcare venture capitalist at Amplitude Ventures, one of the biggest healthcare VC firms in Canada. I'm Nemo in the wide ocean of healthcare VC.
  • Became a doctor in Scotland doing my undergrad at the University of St. Andrews and medical degree at the University of Edinburgh. Although I went to the same school as William and Kate, I am not part of the British royal family.
  • Sports is my obsession. Play golf, tennis and basketball when I can. Primarily watch football (both types) and basketball while spending way too much time thinking about Kawhi's shot, debating whether Jurgen Klopp or Masai Ujiri are the greatest men alive and contemplating why Lamar Jackson doesn't have a new contract.
  • Frequent traveler having visited 55 countries by the time I was 21. Got super lucky to be born to parents who loved 15-hour flights, traveling to multiple continents in the same week and exploring all the beauty this world has to offer.
  • Danced Bollywood for over a decade as a kid and been re-discovering it recently, especially now that white kids are blowing up on Tik Tok dancing to Indian music.
  • Since leaving medicine, discovered a love for writing, reading and meditating (thanks Tim Ferris) having read 186 non-fiction books, written over 721 blog posts and meditated for 100 hours since 2018. All of these numbers are wrong, but hopefully you get the point.

Started this website as a way to learn from the past, write for the present and use it to prepare for our challenging future.

Hope you learn something while you're here and get inspired to be a better you.

If you want to support me along this journey, feel free to buy me a beer. Really appreciate it.

Dr. Anish Kaushal

What I'm Doing Now

Preparing to launch and distribute my writing:

Used the last few years to read, write and think about where the world is going. Come to conclusion that if no one sees your work, it doesn't matter so it's time to distribute. Will be launching a new Twitter, Facebook page and podcast in the coming months. Stay tuned.

Reading:

Been doing a lot of reading this year and somehow have my highest output since rediscovering books (60 books since Jan). Can find all the books I've read and recommendations on Goodreads (the best app ever!). If you have any non-fiction or great fiction recommendations, please let me know.

Getting back in shape:

Ate and partied a ton this summer without exercising so it's time to get back on the horse. Going to be starting a 90 day pescatarian plan with Joe Wicks and will be keeping a journal. First time I did his plan lost 25 pounds so hoping I can get at least halfway to that. Stay tuned for my long form post on that later this year.

Inflection point professionally:

Celebrated my 3 year anniversary at Amplitude earlier this summer and as I'm approaching my late 20s, thinking about my professional future the next few years. Considering multiple options so we'll see what happens.

Where I've been

Africa

  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • South Africa

Americas

  • Aruba
  • Argentina
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Ecuador
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico
  • Peru

Asia

  • China
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Singapore
  • Thailand

Europe

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • England
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Russia
  • Scotland
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Wales

Middle East

  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Palestine
  • United Arab Emirates

Oceania

  • Australia
  • New Zealand

Podcasts I love

Research and Publications