My latest experiment is a video and audio podcast about startups, economics, markets and venture capital in the US and India. I’m calling it InvestStream US-India. Don’t forget to hit Subscribe!
I recently launched an AngelList syndicate to invest in Blockchain, data/analytics and fintech companies in India. Currently, only backers in India are eligible. I have also launched an AngelList syndicate for US-based startups too.
I run an advisory practice for startups and funds while using my spare time to learn about blockchain and decentralized projects.
I started a new blockchain and crypto community called BlockHack. If you’re interested in helping to expand this community online as well as New York and India, please get in touch.
Prior to this, I was a Partner at 500 Startups for a little more than 4 years. At 500, I was fortunate to invest in some great founders in India, Bangladesh, Jordan, Scandinavia, NYC and Silicon Valley. You can find more information about the companies I’ve been involved with on AngelList.
I started my career in the financial industry. From 1992 till 2006 I worked at New York firms like JPMorgan, Long-Term Capital Management (LTCM) and GlobeOp Financial Services. In 2007, I moved to New Delhi to start a business called Teknatus Solutions. At Teknatus we built Semblr and Mojowiz. Semblr was a marketplace to procure and provide domestic services in ’08-’09. Mojowiz was a quick and easy way to curate content on the web and share it on Twitter and Facebook – much like Buffer.
I love gadgets, traveling, reading Sci-fi, writing about random things as you can see, and watching shoot ’em up-blow ’em up and sci-fi movies.
I was investing in and mentoring Indian startups at TLabs, a Times Group initiative from January 2012 – September 2012.
I founded Startup Weekend in India with a fabulous group of volunteer organizers across the country in 2011 thru 2013.
I am a co-founder of the HeadStart Network Foundation based in Bangalore, India and was the city lead for Startup Saturday Delhi until May 2010.
If you must use email then try (me) at [pjain] dot (me).