Sharad Bansal | Founding Partner, Warmup Ventures

 Sharad Bansal | Founding Partner, Warmup Ventures

  • Sharad is the Founding Partner of Warmup Ventures.
  • He is the Co-Founder of Tinkerly.



In the dynamic world of entrepreneurship, early-stage startups often find themselves at a critical juncture, seeking not just capital but also guidance, mentorship, and strategic support to navigate the complexities of growth. It’s within this landscape that visionaries like Sharad Bansal, Founding Partner of Warmup Ventures, have emerged with a mission to redefine the paradigm of startup support. With a keen understanding of the challenges faced by founders and a commitment to fostering innovation, Bansal’s vision for early-stage startup support transcends traditional investment models. Let’s explore how his insights and strategies are shaping the future of the startup ecosystem.

[00:46] – About Sharad Bansal

  • Sharad is the Founding Partner of Warmup Ventures.
  • He is the Co-Founder of Tinkerly.

[01:00] – Can you share the founding story of Warmup Ventures? What motivated you to start it?

  • Warmup Ventures was founded with the idea of bridging the gap between early-stage startups and investors. 
  • We realised that there was a need for more support for startups at the very beginning of their journey. 
  • The motivation behind starting Warmup Ventures was to create a platform where like-minded founders could come together to invest in promising early-stage companies and provide them with the support they need to succeed.

[09:40] – What kind of support do you give to your investing companies to plan their go-to-market strategies?

  • We provide various forms of support to our invested companies, including direct references, networking opportunities, and assistance with financing.
  • For example, we help connect startups with potential customers, guide financing options, and offer advice on strategy and execution. 
  • Our goal is to be a trusted partner to our invested companies and help them succeed in any way we can.

[20:57] – What advice would you have for founders looking to raise their first round of funding?

  • Have clarity on how you plan to use the funds and understand the implications of raising venture capital. 
  • It’s essential to have a deep understanding of your business and its growth potential. 
  • Additionally, founders should seek out investors who can provide not only capital but also support and guidance throughout their journey.


Learn more about Sharad Bansal: LinkedIn

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  • Sharad is the Founding Partner of Warmup Ventures.
  • He is the Co-Founder of Tinkerly.

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