Global Themes

On Globalization & Venture Capital

FinSum @ Tokyo, Sept ’16

Great to have been at FinSum in Tokyo last week…The energy and excitement was palpable! I participated in a panel that Sheel moderated + led a session on FinTech in Development…

Here are the slides and an artist’s visualization of my talk (it’s flattering!):


Will try and share notes soon…


September 26th, 2016 Posted by | Conferences and Panels, Development Issues, My Presentations | no comments

Social Entrepreneurship Panel Discussion @ Imperial…

Looking forward to a panel discussion on social entrepreneurship at Imperial next month.

After the period of financial turmoil of last few years, there is increasing awareness today that businesses that are solely motivated by bottom line and pure financial profit may be less beneficial for society at large as compared to those who measure their contribution in other ways as well. Many businesses and entrepreneurs now incorporate social costs in their financial decisions. And more companies than ever before are engaged in a serious effort to define and integrate corporate social responsibility into all aspects of their businesses. Whether such companies will eventually outperform those that disregard such measures is something only time will tell.

In this session we will discuss the impact of social strategies on the growth and success of companies.

I will be joined by Susannah Nicklin, CFA, UK Liason, GIIN, Sinead Brophy, CEO, My Support Broker CIC, and Director, The SBC Partnership and Daniel Becerra, Managing Director, Buffulo Grid..

Stay tuned for more…and for further information, please contact

April 22nd, 2013 Posted by | Conferences and Panels | no comments

“Understanding, Driving and Adapting to Change” – LBS in Mumbai!

Tomorrow afternoon in Mumbai, I’ll be discussing “Understanding, Driving and Adapting to Change” in contemporary India on a panel discussion with 75+ MBA grads from London Business School who are in India on a “Global Business Experience“. I will be sharing my efforts to drive change and systemic reforms in India via political activism..

I will be joined on the panel by Rashmi Bansal, Mukesh Mehta and Gaurav Mehta…Hope to share more details of the interaction soon..

March 28th, 2013 Posted by | Conferences and Panels | no comments

On Globalisation and A Changing World…

I delivered the keynote on “A Changing World – Globalisatiom, Asia, India and China yesterday at ITARC in London.

I delivered the keynote on “A Changing World – Globalisation, Asia, India and China yesterday at ITARC in London. (where I had spoken last year too).  Below is an abridged set of slides that formed the backdrop to my talk (minus the images).


Comments, thoughts welcome as always.

November 9th, 2011 Posted by | Asia & The World, Conferences and Panels | no comments

Building Teams – Pitfalls and Roadblocks

Presented some slides on building teams to a room-full of very keen and enthusiastic audience at the TiE Institute session last week at London Business School on “Leading High Performance Teams“..

I tremendously enjoyed Adam’s slides and his exercises…Will share my own slides on this post later…

November 11th, 2009 Posted by | Conferences and Panels, Entrepreneurship, My Presentations | no comments

Presentation on VC activity in India at London

Shared some slides at the India Investment Opportunities Forum in London yesterday. 

I also talked about some of my investments (Myntra, Innoviti and ElementsAkademia) in India.

It was a good interactive session. I felt the mood is turning upbeat (although less so here in London and in the US).

More on this later.

July 17th, 2009 Posted by | Conferences and Panels, India, My Presentations, Venture Capital in Asia | no comments

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