June 24, 2022

Techie turned investor with Abhay Havaldar

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Techie turned investor with Abhay Havaldar
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Show Notes

In this episode, Abhay Havaldar shares his story and experiences related to:

  • Starting his IT career with a role in  testing software and going on to play other roles of marketing support and sales
  • Product management and support with a dealing room package
  • Always willing to experiment and joining a venture capital firm – Draper International
  • Early stage investing, General Atlantic, India – and a boutique investment firm
  • Why he got into IT
  • How he positions an IT solution to a prospective client
  • His experience of product management, explained in today’s terminology, as Software as a Service
  • His experience with developing software solutions under a contract and the benefit of listening skills to add context to contracts
  • The power users wield in product led growth models
  • His starting out being a venture capitalist as a partner directly with the legendary Bill Draper
  • His approach of investing in the plan first, than the market opportunity that is forecast
  • The importance of evaluating all risks and being humble
  • His thoughts on scaling startups and the Powerlocker model adopted by his form
  • His views on reviews by investors in the context of fundraising and context of goals
  • How he approaches theme based investing
  • His approach to learning from others
  • Being wrong is a great time to learn
  • His experience and perspectives on the social sector
  • The importance of being comfortable with storytelling, particularly for entrepreneurs

Experienced Board Member with a demonstrated history of working in the venture capital and private equity industry. Skilled in Corporate Finance, Venture Capital, Investment Banking, Strategy. Strong business development professional with a MSc (Sloan Fellow) focused in Business Administration and Management, General from London Business School.


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