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Updated: October 3, 2022 / 2022 NextUp: 40 Under 40 Honorees

40 Under 40: From coworking to craft beer

Photo / Tim Greenway Van Sharma, co-founder of Rupee Beer with brother Sumit Sharma, aims to champion increased diversity and inclusion in startups and craft brewing.

Significant professional accomplishment: Founding, scaling and successfully exiting my first startup, which was a network of coworking spaces across Central London in the U.K.

Passion project: Championing increased diversity and inclusion in the startup and craft brewing world.

Audacious goal: Scaling Rupee Beer faster into new global markets and more states across the U.S.

Favorite quote: To paraphrase Mark Twain, “Mind over matter — if you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”

Influential book: “Zero to One,” by Peter Thiel with Blake Masters

Favorite movies/TV shows: James Bond, “Shark Tank,” “How to Make it in America.”

How do you recharge: Travel. I just spent the entire month of August across Europe, and it truly is the best way to come back with a renewed spirit ready to get things done.

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