VC Panel

Vikram Vaidyanatha
MD, Matrix Partners

About the speaker

Vikram, a Managing Director at Matrix Partners, is passionate about shaping the India of tomorrow and seeks opportunities to work with driven entrepreneurial teams that are committed to converting the Indian growth story into reality. Having worked as a product developer, start-up team member, non-profit manager, FMCG marketer and strategy consultant, Vikram brings to his work a pragmatic set of lessons learnt about building a business in India.

His areas of interest are Education Tech, Local Services, Fin Tech, SMB Tech and Video. His current investments at Matrix Partners include Dailyhunt, Finomena, Five Star, Housejoy, LimeTray, Mswipe, OfBusiness, Razorpay, Ridlr, U2opia Mobile and Loadshare. After graduating with a degree in Electronics and Communication engineering from Rashtriya Vidyalaya College of Engineering Bangalore, Vikram worked for short stints with Samsung and then IBM Global Services, where he realised that he revels in more entrepreneurial environments and thus joined a small team in a News Corp company, NDS. In a couple of years, itching to be part of a start-up, he joined the founders of Sensact Applications, a wireless sensor networks company.

He earned his MBA from IIM Bangalore, where he was on the student council and interned at Procter & Gamble Singapore. He continued to explore his passion for start-up companies, by working with several of them part-time. Vikram joined McKinsey & Co. after his MBA and worked across a variety of sectors including mobile media, TV, retail, engineering construction and manufacturing.


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