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[Virtual] Office Hours with NZVC


Office Hours are about creating opportunities for startups and VCs to meet, either for investment pitching or for any general startup Q&As. Startups get the opportunity to speak with top-tier investors in ANZ and other countries which they would not normally/easily have the chance to do so if they were to approach the same investors by themselves.

Meet your VC

Vishal Chaddha, NZVC

Vishal is passionate about enabling venture building and leveraging technology for impact.

He has been an active participant in the early stage start-up ecosystem as an investor & advisor for about a decade. A founding member at now publicly listed Tech & Data Sciences firm Xelp, Vishal is a Fellow at the Edmund Hillary Fellowship of global impact makers. Previously he has done several leadership roles in Consumer & Consumer Tech across Asia-Pacific. He is currently India based.

Vishal has till date backed a portfolio of over 50 early stage start ups across APAC. As a Partner to these Ventures, he works closely with portfolio founders on their PMF, GTM, Profitable Scaling Up & Institutional fund raising strategies. His backed early stage portfolio has seen an institutional funding rate of over 30% with ~30 Mn$ in subsequent raises & incoming investors like Accel Partners, Beenext, Nandan Nilekani , SOSV & Softbank backed Oyo amongst others. He has run several board responsibilities including being on a board that led a main exchange IPO in India.

Vishal frequently works with several governments, universities & platforms globally to support their innovation and startup programmes. This includes being advisor to UNDP’s DigitalX accelerator, advisor to several startup platforms across Asia-Pacific and recently being jury for Govt of India’s Startup Innovation Program.

Earlier in his career, Vishal did around two decades of operating roles in Consumer & Consumer Tech. This includes leading Innovation for The Coca-Cola Company in South West Asia, managing a ~ $1Bn client portfolio for ABN AMRO (RBS) as their Global Head for NRI services & being CEO for the technology business of HT Media in India.