For the last 10+ years, I've had the rare fortune of working with world-class entrepreneurs - as a venture or angel investor, startup team member or growth advisor - in the US and in India.
US VC - Investor @ NEA
India VC - Principal & Founding Member @ Lightbox (ex. Kleiner Perkins India and Sherpalo)
Startup ops in the US - VP, Bus Dev and early employee @ EverFi (one of the largest edtech networks globally)
Startup ops in India - Key projects or interim leadership responsibilities at 4 Lightbox companies
Currently, I am spending a large portion of my time on blockchain startups and cryptocurrencies.
INVESTING: Lots of learnings from working on early to growth stage investments.
US: Millennial Media (IPO, acq. by AOL), OPOWER (IPO, acq. by Oracle), Gilt Groupe (acq. by Saks / Hudson Bay), ChannelAdvisor (IPO), AddThis (acq. by Oracle), EverFi, Suniva, Videology, Credibase, new crypto and blockchain projects
India: Droom, Melorra, Paymate, Zoomin, Stalkbuylove, Fynd, The Better India, Mech Mocha
STARTUP OPERATIONS: Hands-on experience with both hyper-growth and turnaround situations.
Wore a few hats as an early employee and head of BD at EverFi (one of the largest edtech networks globally having served 16MM students and raised $250MM), led finance projects for NEA companies Suniva and AddThis, and interned at InMobi. Owned or helped solve problems across strategy, M&A, senior hiring, int'l expansion and fundraising while working closely with management at Droom, Melorra, Paymate and Zoomin
I tweet @nitinsharma1
San Francisco Bay Area
Investor / Advisor