Pratik PoddarVice President, Nexus Venture Partners

As an entrepreneur turned VC, Pratik is excited about working alongside technology entrepreneurs to create impact in the lives of millions of people. He is most passionate about healthcare, financial services, content platforms, travel, and e-commerce enabled supply chain innovations.

Pratik graduated from IIT Bombay with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering. After graduation, he started his career with Morgan Stanley as a quant analyst/algorithmic trader working on building mathematical models to hedge risks in Japanese Mortgages and trading US Equity ETFs. Post Morgan Stanley, Pratik worked at Blackstone Private equity where he evaluated deals in restaurant, financial technologies, and education and consumer electronics products in India. Prior to joining Nexus, Pratik spent three years working on his startups in social e-commerce and content platforms where he experienced firsthand the challenges of building a company.

When not working, Pratik enjoys traveling, reading business books, cooking, and solving math puzzles. He blogs at Pratik’s Medium Page ( and CSE Blog (