Ayush Bhargava
Senior Associate
Ayush joined our India Ventures team as a Senior Associate in 2021. He supports investments across technology, financial services and consumer.

What motivates you?

Learning through the stories people share with me when I meet them and the perspective it adds to my life.

What’s been the steepest learning curve on your career journey so far?

Having spent four years in consulting and investing, going back to school was a steep learning curve. It put me in situations of constant discomfort where I was around people from across the globe with limited context of my experiences. They questioned my inherent beliefs, habits, and choices while inspiring me to unlearn somethings I'd become so used to.

Which tech trend are you most excited about at the moment and why?

UPI for India is what Google Maps was for the world. It will be foundational to the businesses of the next decade. Coming back to India after two years, it has been exciting to see every kiraana store, hawker and dhobiwala transact digitally. I am awestruck as I spend days without carrying any cash in my wallet and observe businesses grow as they unlock reach and access through UPI.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

Adaptability is a great asset to have because life is so unpredictable, and things can change overnight for any of us.