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14 - 17 June 2022
InterContinental HotelBerlin

Nishant Rao
Founding Partner at Avataar Ventures


Nishant Rao is the Founding Partner of Avataar Ventures - a global growth stage SaaS / B2B Tech fund.

Avataar Fund I ($350M AUM) has pioneered an Operational VC Fund model focusing on helping Indian/SE Asian SaaS startups to scale globally. Avataar offers deep expertise and operational support to portfolio companies on Product Strategy, Global Expansion, Leadership Hiring, M&A Strategy and IPO. Avataar's portfolio companies have raised follow-on capital from Advent International, TPG, Tiger Global, Softbank, Prosus among others.

Prior to founding Avataar, Nishant scaled Freshworks - India's top SaaS startup from $20M to $130M ARR [recently listed on NASDAQ at >$10B market cap]. Nishant has been the Global Head of Strategy for Linkedin, and Managing Director of Linkedin India & SE Asia.

Nishant Rao holds a MBA from MIT, and a Computer Science degree from University of Texas, Austin.

Agenda Sessions

  • Trends in global tech investing

  • Impact of the COVID-19 crisis on private equity funds in emerging markets


Speakers at this event