In the first episode of LV Soundbytes – Season 2, we sit down with Mr. Subrata Mitra, Partner at Accel Partners. Subrata is an entrepreneur turned VC, and joined Accel when Erasmic Venture Fund (a firm that he co-founded) rebranded to become part of Accel.
In this episode, he shares insights on:
- How can the new pool of Investors build their own thesis, allocate bandwidth and replicate the process of a VC?
- What opportunities and outcomes the Indian market can create in the next 5-10 years?
- Do Funds when they get bigger (like Accel) change their nature of investments and look at the larger cheques more?
Subrata was the first investor in Flipkart, Mu-Sigma, Virident (acquired by Western Digital), Perfint, Myntra, CureFit, JusPay, Moglix, MoneyView, MySmartPrice, ScripBox, CoverFox, and several other category leaders.
Prior to Erasmic, Subrata was the managing director of India operations for Tavant Technologies, Inc. Tavant was acquired by a U.S.-based mortgage solutions company in 2004. Previously, Subrata was the founder of Firewhite, Inc., which was acquired by Ubiquio, Inc., and later merged into Mobile Planet.
Subrata studied Computer Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur and subsequently received his M.S. from UDel, and Ph.D. from Urbana.
Interviewing him is Ganesh Nayak, Director at LetsVenture. Ganesh drives the recently launched growth platform of LetsVenture – LV Titans, where he enables global Family Offices and Institutional Investors to navigate the startup and VC asset class.