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20 - 22 June, 2022
Hotel OkuraAmsterdam

Nanika Kakkar
Investment Director at Cornerstone Venture Partners Fund


Nanika has been a venture capitalist for over a decade, having made investments across asset classes and technology companies at varied growth stages. She leads investments for Cornerstone Venture Partners (CSVP) Fund, investing primarily in technology startups to enable their early-growth, typically investing in B2B models across consumer and enterprise opportunities. Her investments are typically in high growth companies which have an ability to scale rapidly, become category leaders, and have an ability to control end-to-end value-chains. She manages portfolio companies holding various board positions across startups in sectors spanning Retail, eCommerce, FinTech, Logistics, etc.

Before CSVP, she was managing international investments and portfolio companies for Reliance Industries. These investments were primarily in deep-tech, including visual computing, energy, cybersecurity, etc. Prior to technology investing, Nanika was a financial services consultant, at TresVista Financial Services and worked with bulge-bracket PE funds, Hedge Funds, and Investment Banks in India, Middle-East, SEA and USA. In her spare time, she has supported non-profits and advised NGOs / Social Ventures in building their strategies for expanding outreach and enhancing their impact metrics.

She holds an Executive Degree from Harvard Business School, and an MBA from SP Jain Global (Strategy and Finance).

Agenda Sessions

  • Tips and tricks: portfolio company management and value creation