Managing Director - Norwest Venture Partners
Niren brings to NVP India 20 years of entrepreneurial, operational, finance and investment banking experience and has helped spearhead Norwest Venture Partner’s $700M invested in India. Niren is on the Board of and has advised Venture Capital investments such as Quikr.com, Pepperfry.com, Suvidhaa Infoserve, Komli Media and Swiggy.com. Growth Equity Investments include Shriram City, Jain Irrigation, IndusInd Bank, Yes Bank, Ratnakar Bank, Cholamandalam Finance and Kotak Bank. Prior to joining NVP India, Niren was in California as the Senior Director of Strategy and Ventures at eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY), where he helped drive the eBay’s global strategy and was also part of the Marketplaces Ventures leadership team. Prior to this, Niren was part of the original Management Team at Baazee.com which was the only successful exit in the 2000-05 era having been acquired by eBay, Inc. Before Baazee, Niren has been an Investment banker at KPMG and has also been an Equity Trader on the Bombay Stock Exchange. Niren is a rank holder Chartered Accountant and Gold medallist M.Com from Mumbai University.
This panel will discuss the funding landscape across India – eCommerce, mCommerce, etc., have now been replaced by BlockChain, Crypto Currency, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, etc What does the future hold? What will stay and what will go?