13.00 Karthik Reddy on Venture Investing: Pathways and Strategies for Success

Episode 141,   Jun 29, 2017, 01:12 PM


Karthik Reddy (based in Mumbai) is a Founder and Managing Partner at Blume Ventures, one of India’s leading tech-focused early stage VCs that was set up in 2010. Karthik is the architect of the Blume business model and investment hypothesis framework that he constantly iterates with his team members. Karthik is arguably one of the best sounding boards in the early stages of a business on capital raising, user and customer behaviour and product market fit.

Prior to starting Blume Ventures, Karthik had held a variety of roles across Financial Products Structuring, Investment Banking, Business Development, and Strategic Planning in a Large Corporate. He is an alumnus of IIT (Roorkee), IIM Bangalore and the Wharton School.

In our conversation, we spoke about his choice to go to Wharton after graduating from IIMB, his path to Venture Investing, his thoughts on what it takes to transition effectively and succeed in Venture Investing, how he picks Founders, how they could scale up their leadership capability and more. This conversation was published in June 2017.


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