|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.