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After giving Rs. 100 contribution for birthday cake, Engineer adds 'Angel investor' in LinkedIn bio

06, Jun 2019 By Santosh Pradhan

With Budget 2018, yet another time salaried employees feel cheated and unheard by the government. Since total salaried employees who pay taxes in India is less than 1.6%. Many are beginning to feel the heat of being from ‘true minority’ and they have a lot to say. And this is the reason that made Farhan Qureshi turn into a serial investor. Farhan Qureshi earns an average entry-level package at a software company in Bengaluru. So giving a 50 Rs contribution for cake cutting ceremony of his colleague is also a big thing. This made him add ‘Serial investor’ in his LinkedIn bio.


Farhan Qureshi joined TQS consulting at an entry-level package of 3.05 Lacs which is a constant throughout India. But his dreams were big. He wanted to invest in Startups, new technology and help freshers or entrepreneurs run their business. Finally, the day arrived when he was going to realize his dream. One of his colleagues named Shwetank approached him and asked for 100 Rs for the cake cutting ceremony of their boss as it was his birthday. Though Farhan Qureshi had only 110 Rs and some Sodexo passes in his wallet, he quickly took out a 100 Rs note and gave it to the colleague. This made everyone stand up and applaud Farhan Qureshi. Though this was a small step, it is surely going to give him a lot of confidence in achieving his dreams in the future. As soon as the news spread across Bengaluru, many Startup guys started approaching Farhan Qureshi for the initial round of funding.

Farhan Qureshi has even added the skill set of ‘Serial Investor’ in his bio and is hoping that more people will approach him for help after his noble initiative.