EP #36 Vikas Nahata from Validus Capital

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This week’s special guest is Vikas Nahata from Validus Capital.  Vikas is the Executive chairman and co-founder at Validus Capital,  a leading peer-to-business lending platform backed by Vertex Ventures that connects growing SMEs to accredited investors and financial institutions. Before starting Validus Capital, Vikas served as the Joint Managing Director of Urbana Bengal NRI (BNRI). Additionally, he co-founded four different start-ups in the financial services, telco and manufacturing sectors.

Together, we discuss what about the peer-to-business lending sector that excites Vikas so much and his take on P2P lending in Southeast Asia and where it’s headed.  Also, he shares his story on establishing partnership with Visa as an early stage startup and his advice for founders when seeking corporate partnerships early on.  Hope you guys enjoy this one!

Daniel Song
Daniel Song

Daniel Song is an early-stage venture capitalist at Access Ventures. He has extensive global experience working in three major tech cities - Berlin, San Francisco & Seoul and is now focusing on early-stage tech investments in Korea & Southeast Asia. Previously, Daniel has worked in ad-tech for five years at Glispa (Berlin) & Tapjoy (SF / Seoul) leading business development. Prior to that, Daniel worked in a variety of corporate finance and data analytics roles within the tech sector, beginning his career with Bank of America in Los Angeles. Daniel received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

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