Episode 3: Nikhil Basu Trivedi

Today's guest, Nikhil Basu Trivedi, talks about how growing up with parents who empowered him to carve his own path helped him become the person he is today.
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In this episode, I’m speaking with Nikhil Basu Trivedi,  author of next big thing, founding member of Artsy, and angel investor. Nikhil found his growth mindset and desire to be challenged as a molecular biology major at Princeton University and eventually made his way towards becoming an angel investor.

To date, he’s invested in many successful startups, with a strong track record in subscription-based companies—LiteratiImperfect FoodsThe Farmer’s DogThe Pill Club, and more. 

We talk about how growing up with parents who empowered him to carve his own path helped him become the person he is today.

Favorite Moments

Making his own decisions: 12:15 What he looks at when investing: 32:36
Majoring in molecular biology: 16:38 His greatest influence: 35:55
Career advice: 29:08 Learning about finance from his dad: 44:21

About Nikhil Basu Trivedi

Nikhil Basu Trivedi is an angel investor and author of next big thing, a weekly essay about entrepreneurship, technology, and venture capital. Nikhil was previously a general partner at Shasta Ventures, where he spent the past eight years investing in early-stage technology companies. His investments span consumer technology and the consumerization of the enterprise and include Canva, ClassDojo, Color Genomics, Imperfect Foods, Lattice, Literati, Pill Club, Tally, and The Farmer’s Dog. Nikhil was previously on the investment team at Insight Partners and the founding team at Artsy. Nikhil graduated from Princeton University and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, the UK, and India.

 

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