In her book, Without a Doubt, author Surbhi Sarna draws on her own experiences of how she achieved success despite setbacks and difficulty and teaches readers to do the same.
- After a cancer scare as a teenager, Sarna says she discovered that the qualities that set her apart from the norm were the source of her strength.
- Though she had no degree and no network in Silicon Valley, Sarna successfully founded a medical start-up to detect ovarian cancer.
- Without the typical qualifications, Sarna felt investors and peers often overlooked her, but Sarna discovered that being underestimated could be her strength.
Why it’s important
Though Sarna had no connections with venture capitalists or a Silicon Valley network to draw on, she was still able to fundraise for her startup and later successfully sell her business in a $275 million deal.
Sarna teaches her readers how they, too, can achieve success, even without the power of connections and formal education. Through stories of her own life, Sarna walks readers through how they can overcome impossible standards, circumvent setbacks, and lead others to success. By using the very things that set you apart, Sarna says readers can accomplish their goals.
Sarna is an entrepreneur and partner at venture capital firm Y Combinator. Before becoming the founder and CEO of nVision Medical, Sarna worked as an engineer. While leading nVision medical, Sarna’s team developed a device that could detect ovarian cancer in the early stages of development. Sarna has been featured in Bloomberg, Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Inc.
Without a Doubt was published by Simon & Schuster on March 7, 2023.