Vikas Choudhury is Managing Partner at Pivot Ventures, and President at Reliance Jio. He is one of the earliest Angel investors in India, and invested in early successes like InMobi and Myntra. We discuss the evolution of the Indian startup and venture capital industry.
Cristobal Perdomo is Co-founder and General Partner at Jaguar Ventures, a venture fund that invests in Latin America.
Shripati Acharya is Managing Partner at Priven Advisors, advising Prime Venture Partners, a firm focused on core technology ventures in India. Unlike most VCs, Prime does do concept-stage investments.
Michael Smerklo, Co-founder and Managing Director at Next Coast Ventures, talks about some of the ventures his firm has invested in and the philosophy in general.
Taylor Greene, Managing Director at Collaborative Fund, shares his firm’s investment thesis.
Endiya Partners’ founding team – Managing Director Sateesh Andra, Managing Director Dr. Ramesh Byrapaneni and Director Abhishek Srivastava – talk about their Seed and Pre-Series A VC fund focused on India.
Daniel Ibri, Co-founder and Managing Partner at Mindset Ventures, talks about his firm’s investment thesis in enabling US and Israeli companies to enter Brazil.
Bill Bice, Partner at Verge Fund, discusses New Mexico’s startup ecosystem and his fund’s activities in that region.
Sarbvir Singh, Managing Partner at WaterBridge Ventures, talks about the firm’s India-focused investment thesis.
Hemant Mohapatra, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, India, talks about some of the large, open opportunities in the Indian market that are of interest to him.
Shalini Prakash, Venture Partner at 500 Startups, India, talks about the opportunities in the Indian market.
Sumant Mandal is Managing Director at March Capital Partners, a firm that invests largely in enterprise facing businesses with deep technical differentiation. The conversation includes excellent insights into the changing dynamics of the networking space and how companies like Cisco and Juniper are managing their existential threats.
David Lambert, Managing Director at Right Side Capital Management, a firm that invests small chunks of capital in capital efficient ventures. The firm is very much in line with the Bootstrapping to Exit philosophy we’ve been discussing.
Mark Selcow, General Partner at Costanoa Ventures, talks about the firm’s primarily B-to-B investment thesis and strong penchant for investing in companies that have grown up outside the Bay Area.
Harald Nieder, Partner at Redalpine Venture Partners, an European firm primarily focused on Germany and Switzerland.