Principal, Lightbox Ventures

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Founding Principal at $200M fund for Indian Internet startups. Observed on Boards of 4 companies. Evaluated several sectors for investment opportunities





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 leadership responsibilities related to 4 Lightbox companies

Currently, I am spending a large portion of my time on blockchain and cryptocurrencies, as well as working with a portfolio of 8 startups as an investor or growth advisor

INVESTING: Lots of learnings from 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 in 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 strategic 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