My guest for today is Abhay Pandey. Abhay is a Founding Partner at A91, a venture fund launched in 2018. A91 has invested in companies like Sugar Cosmetics, GoDigit Insurance and Hector Beverages. Prior to founding A91 Partners, Mr. Abhay Pandey was a Managing Director at Sequoia Capital India Advisors Private Limited from 2008-2018.
Prior to Sequoia Capital, Abhay worked as an investment banker with DSP Merrill Lynch and as a management consultant at McKinsey & Co.
Abhay received his PGDM (MBA) from Indian Institute of Management Kolkata (1996) and a B. Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Bombay (1993).
Abhay is passionate about supporting philanthropy and giving back to society in education. He is a Trustee at Ashoka University, and a Trustee of BECT, a charitable trust for primary and secondary education.
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2:28 Abhay’s journey from small town to world of investing
8:47 How magic happens when a good founder meets a good market
10:05 deconstructing an investors journey
17:07 What do we look for in founder
20:28 Stereotypes in private investing
29:18 Booming industries in the next 10 years
34:00 How many 50 billion dollar companies can we expect in 2030
36:07 Abhay’s philanthropic journey Why this ranks so high when look at your achievement
39:02 His s advice to entrepreneurs and investors
42:34 Some Rapid fires
44:30 Abhay Pandey in the next 10 years