Nitin Sharma

Co-Founder at Antler India

12 yrs in tech investing | India-US | Global Web3 Lead at Antler

https://www.firstprinciples.vc/

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Blockchain
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For the last 15 years, I've had the rare fortune of working with world-class entrepreneurs in both the US and in India. I am currently building Antler India as a General Partner and co-founder. I also head Antler’s Web3 initiatives globally. I'm managing previously existing investments in a micro-VC portfolio of 40+ (FirstPrinciples.vc), backed by marquee investors, with multiple 10x markups. As part of this, I founded Incrypt Blockchain and have been very active in growing the Web3 ecosystem in India since 2017 via investments, community and national policy advisory. My past experience includes being a founding principal at a $400M fund Lightbox (spun out of Kleiner Perkins & Sherpalo India portfolios), US venture investing at NEA and heading BD as an early employee at EverFi (one of the largest edtech networks globally). INVESTING: US / Europe: Millennial Media (IPO, acq. by AOL), OPOWER (IPO, acq. by Oracle), ChannelAdvisor (IPO), AddThis (acq. by Oracle), EverFi (acq. by Blackbaud), Gilt Groupe (acq. by Saks / Hudson Bay), SharesPost (acq. by Forge), Terra.do, XOKind, Molecule, Numerai, Fetch.ai, Ocean Protocol, etc. India: Kutumb, Fynd (acq. by Jio), Melorra, OnJuno, Gramophone, Mudrex, Clinikk, Vyapar, Loco, KlubWorks, Paymate, Droom, Bitespeed, The Better India, Upekkha, Third Wave Coffee, StayQrious, Wingman, Scalenut, Wagr, KarmaLife, Persistence Protocol, Chingari, Shvasa, Plaza, etc. + new Antler portfolio (2021 onwards) STARTUP / OPS: Early employee and head of BD at EverFi. Led strategic finance projects for NEA companies Suniva and AddThis, and consulted with InMobi. Owned problems across senior hiring, M&A, int'l expansion and fundraising for multiple Lightbox companies.

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