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We invest in sectors where technology can bring a meaningful change

“We identify needs that are being transformed by technology and find founders and entrepreneurs at early-stage companies across the globe who are addressing those needs in the most innovative ways."

Ashutosh Sharma, Head of India Investments, Prosus Ventures

By: MintGenie

Before making a sizeable investment in an early-stage company, any well-meaning investor invariably weighs a slew of pros and cons. Ashutosh Sharma, Head of Investments (India) at Prosus Ventures, in an interview with MintGenie, says that there are numerous factors that go into deciding whether they will make an investment or not. These include spotting the sectors where technology can bring significant change, and finding entrepreneurs who can be partnered for the long term, among others.

He also speaks about their interest in agri-tech space to make a positive impact at the bottom of the pyramid through investment.

Despite having graduated from Chicago Booth School of Business, the second-oldest business school in the US, he emphasizes that spending more time in India at the grassroots level is more useful, instead of an MBA from the US, in becoming a good investor. It is vital to first understand the pulse of the consumer, he rationalizes.

See the full article on Mint Genie: https://mintgenie.livemint.com/prosusventures