Shashikant Chaudhary, Angel Investor and Serial Entrepreneur
Shahsikant is an angel investor and serial entrepreneur. He is the CoFounder of Thrive and Former Managing Director of Global Logic India. He is an investor and mentor and has invested in over 20 startups. Shashikant has been recognized and felicitated globally!
TBCY is pleased to welcome Shashikant Chaudhary on the podcast today. Shahsikant is an angel investor and serial entrepreneur. He is the CoFounder of Thrive and Former Managing Director of Global Logic India. He is an investor and mentor and has invested in over 20 startups. Shashikant has been recognized and felicitated globally!
As a very experienced Angel Investor, Shahikant takes us through some very important aspects of investments. He throws light on the difference between angel investors and private equity. As a keen investor, he has invested in a number of businesses.
Shashikant talks about the key metrics that he looks for before investing in startups. He explains the involvement of an angel investor with a startup business. He believes that investors should take specific and functional part-time responsibilities.
Further into the discussion, Ashutosh and Shashikant discuss the impact of the pandemic on technology. And how it is in turn affecting business investments. He gives his opinion on whether entrepreneurs should go solo or with CoFounders.
They also discuss the stance of Indian investments and business. Shashikant believes that maintaining integrity is the most important value he has stood by over the years.
Shashikant a serial entreprenur , is now Investor and Mentor. He is funding and advising not only regular startups but students startups as well. He has invested in very interesting startups like Shephertz.com, Mobikontech.com, CarIQ.com, LocationGuru.com, medsonway.com, Genxhealthcare.com, Etext.inc, Donatekart.com, E-funnel.in, cocreato.com, agileconnects.com, vaave.com , VideoKen.com, Weavr.ai and few others. He is conducting innovative courses on entrepreneurship at VNIT, Nagpur and RCOEM,Nagpur.
He was Managing Director, India for GlobalLogic. Managing more than 4000 engineers in India. GlobalLogic is one of the world leaders in the space of OPD. GlobalLogic gives it services to more than 250 companies like Google, Linkedin, Intel, Microsoft, Verizon, Samsung, Boing, Sandisk etc. Globallogic was recently acquired by APAX partners for valuation close to 450 million USD, now valued 2.0 Billion USD.
He has over 30 years of experience in senior management and Academics. A serial entrepreneur, has cofounded 5 IT companies. He has been instrumental in bringing Nagpur on IT map of India. Recently Shashikant was awarded Global Nagpur Award Individual Professional ( IT ) In recognition of Individuals contribution towards Nagpur development and improvement towards becoming a global city.
He cofounded Lambent Technologies a leading company in mobile Technologies. Also cofounded ADCC R&C, ADCC Infocad, Eforum Systems, Computer Media. He headed Computer Technology Dept at YCCE. He was Board Member of GlobalLogic Inc USA . He was Member Governing Board of VNIT and Management council YCMOU. He is Chairman of VNIT Nagpur Alumni Association.