Bhaskar Majumdar, Founder of Unicorn India Ventures on his unconventional bets in Investing


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In this episode, we chat with Bhaskar Majumdar, Founder of Unicorn India Ventures; an early-stage fund with portfolio companies such as - Inc42, OPEN Bank, and VLCC’s VanityCube among others.

Bhaskar spent his early career in various Media companies like - Zee Network & Times Group. He also had an entrepreneurial stint with Recreate Solutions in 2001, which he later sold to US systems integrator.

He has since been an investor in several early-stage technology startups over the years, in India and the UK.

For anyone looking to start up in unconventional sectors, this conversation can add a great value. From identifying the problem statement to creating digital solutions, by leveraging trends & technology, this podcast will guide you through it all.

Notes -

02:04 - Early career in Media domain and founding Unicorn India Ventures

04:25 - Traditional mistake - “Finding a Co-founder whose skillset is exactly complementary to your own”.

06:26 - Identifying portfolio companies in uncommon sectors

08:04 - Thesis behind investments: Digitization of old, rugged & broken systems

11:07 - Investing in Neo Banks based upon the trend shift in large banks abroad

16:59 - Enabling Indian portfolio companies to go global

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