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We had the pleasure of having Vivek Garipalli, cofounder & CEO of Clover Health, for our most recent Conversation with Nexus session hosted by Abhishek Sharma.

Vivek is a serial entrepreneur having started three successful billion-dollar plus companies. Welcoming Vivek to the session, Abhishek described him as one of the most audacious and fearless people Abhishek has ever met in his life — “someone who’s always thinking big”.

Our journey with Clover started in early 2016 with Abhishek’s cold email to Vivek, insisting that he meets us. Fast forward to Dec 2020, Clover has announced plans to be publicly-traded. …


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We connected with Amar Goel in Mumbai in 2007, a few months after he co-founded Komli Media. An ex-entrepreneur with marketing experience at Microsoft, he understood the on-line advertising ecosystem and opportunities that could be addressed with specialized infrastructure and unique technology. He and his three co-founders - Rajeev Goel, Mukul Kumar and Anand Das - had a vision of using technology to deliver superior revenue to Publishers. Rajeev led market development out of Silicon Valley while Mukul and Anand built the product development and engineering teams in Pune, India, a hotbed of technology talent. …


To boost insurance & financial product penetration at the grassroots

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Mumbai, 17 November, 2020: India’s leading insuretech platform Turtlemint, has secured USD 30 million (INR 225 Cr), in a round led by GGV Capital. New investors American Family Ventures, Mass Mutual Ventures and SIG Ventures, along with existing investors Nexus Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital India, Blume Ventures, and Trifecta Capital also participated in the round.

Insurance has primarily been an offline product in India, wholly reliant on paper-based and offline processes, with more than 90% of the products sold by advisors who act as conduits between insurance companies and customers…


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Mumbai, November 17, 2020: TalentSprint (www.talentsprint.com), a technology enabled education platform for working professionals has been majority acquired by NSE Academy, a wholly owned subsidiary and education arm of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) Limited.

TalentSprint is a leading education technology provider in the professional learning and executive education space. The company offers advanced certification programs in emerging and deep technologies to aspiring and experienced professionals using a hybrid online/onsite mode. The programs are offered in close collaborative partnership with prestigious academic institutions and global bigtech corporations. Various programs offer coverage of new-age subjects including Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Computational…


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Even before the three co-founders had assigned titles for themselves, they had a designated Chief Happiness Officer, Cooper, their pet dog. From three guys and a dog in a house in Indiranagar, Bangalore where we first met them six years back to a multi-billion dollar multinational company today– it has been a fascinating journey for our partner company, Postman. Reminiscing this, Jishnu Bhattacharjee, (MD, Nexus Venture Partners) welcomed Abhinav Asthana (Co-Founder and CEO, Postman) to our very first Conversation with Nexus webinar held on 7th August 2020, attended live by over 190 attendees.

We have jotted down some key areas…


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Mumbai/Bangalore, August 6, 2020: WhiteHat Jr, India’s fastest growing EdTech startup today announced its acquisition by BYJU’s in a $300 million all cash deal. The move will combine WhiteHat Jr’s strong leadership in live online teaching with BYJU’s and mark the coming together of two leading players in the EdTech space. Beyond the secondary exit, BYJU’S will make significant investments in WhiteHat Jr’s technology platform, product innovation while expanding the teacher base to cater to demand from new markets.

WhiteHat Jr. Founder, Karan Bajaj will continue to lead and scale this business in India and the US. …


WhiteHatJr, a platform for live online coding classes for kids announced acquisition by BYJU’s for $300 million in cash. This represents a milestone in the Indian consumer technology landscape.

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WhiteHatJr was founded by Karan Bajaj with the vision of converting kids to “creators” from “consumers” of technology. Technology has become a critical aspect of daily lives for consumers and businesses, but the formal education systems have not kept pace in equipping children with right skills for the future.

I clearly remember my first meeting with Karan, and was impressed by his creativity, passion, attention to detail and action orientation. The…


The investment led by Insight Partners will help further accelerate Postman’s growth and leadership in the API space.

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SAN FRANCISCO/BENGALURU — June 11, 2020 — Postman, the leading platform for API development, announced today that it has secured $150 million in a Series C investment round led by Insight Partners, a global venture capital and private equity firm. Insight Partners joins previous investors CRV and Nexus Venture Partners in this round.

APIs are the fundamental building blocks of all software in the world. Today’s complex software ecosystems make the rapid creation and seamless deployment of APIs an industry imperative. …


We are in the midst of unprecedented times. Companies are now faced with the dual challenge of maintaining employee health and company health. While startups across the globe have rapidly taken measures to successfully implement work from home in the best interest of employee health, it has also become vital to take a close look at company health.

In some sectors that are directly hit like travel, the drop in consumption is steep. In others like enterprise software, the decline may be more gradual. …


If there is one word that has single-handedly created buzz and hype in the start-up world, it is “unicorn”, a word coined in 2013 signifying companies that are over $1B in private market valuation. This title word has become a trophy-word; a yardstick of achievement for the entrepreneurs, investors and the media. Public statements are often made on the number of unicorns India has today, with predictions on more start-ups that will enter the unicorn club in the near future.

The psychological gratification received upon becoming a unicorn has caused both entrepreneurs and investors to make this a stated goal…

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