I’m excited to publish the first in a series of essays today over at next big thing, a newsletter I’ve launched.

This summer marks a decade for me since I entered the venture capital industry. I’ve benefitted tremendously from others who’ve shared their insights and thoughts through blogs and tweets.


One of the best parts of the job of a venture capitalist is meeting an entrepreneur who you almost instantly feel you have to invest in. If you’re lucky, you get to have one or two of those meetings every year. …


At Shasta Ventures, we love backing mission-driven companies. From Nextdoor, whose mission is to enable neighbors to work together to build stronger, safer, and happier communities, to ClassDojo, whose mission is to improve education for all kids, to Dollar Shave Club, whose mission began simply to sell and deliver great…


One year ago, Shasta Ventures led the Series A round of The Pill Club. I wrote a draft blog post back then, but we decided not to announce the investment. …


The following is an essay that my grandmother, Dr. Aparna Basu, wrote for her grandchildren in December 2006. My grandmother, whom we grandchildren affectionately call “Tima,” led an extraordinary life. She was in the room on the eve of India’s independence in 1947 for one of the country’s most famous…


The intersection between biology, healthcare, and computing is an area of innovation that I have been fascinated by for a long time.

From writing my undergraduate thesis on DNA sequencing technologies and the path towards personalized medicine, to leading Shasta Ventures’s investments in Athelas and Color Genomics, I have witnessed…


Buying a home. It’s likely the most expensive purchase you will make in your life. It’s also often the most daunting. …


When we set out to add a new consumer investor to the Shasta Ventures team, we had a few criteria in mind. We wanted to find someone who from day one entrepreneurs would be drawn to connecting with. Someone who can push our thinking on every investment decision. …


When Blue Apron’s S-1 dropped at the beginning of the month, there was a lot of excitement, and rightly so. This is one of the fastest growing consumer businesses in the United States over the last few years, poised to do over $1 billion in revenue in just its 6th…


By now, you’ve probably heard of Dollar Shave Club.

From that video in 2012, to selling razors to millions of customers, to its acquisition by Unilever for $1B last year, founder/CEO Michael Dubin and the rest of the Dollar Shave Club team has executed incredibly well on many dimensions. They’ve…

Nikhil Basu Trivedi

vc (@classdojo @canva @meettally @frame_io @color @imperfectfruit @farmersdog @thepillclub @realflyhomes @grinscooters) | co-founder @artsy

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