Bhushan Bopardikar
Vice President
Bhushan works with the existing portfolio and new investment opportunities in the healthcare sector in India. Within healthcare Bhushan focuses on biotech, healthtech, nutraceuticals and animal health.

What motivates you?

The desire to invest in and help build impactful and diverse businesses.

What do you like about your job?

Meeting and interacting with entrepreneurs every day and I love working with my investee companies to develop great businesses.

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

Realising over time that investing is like driving a car, it’s important to look forward while always keeping an eye on the rear view mirror.

What current technology trend either in India or globally do you get most excited about and why?

In healthcare, some of the biotech work being undertaken by companies like Moderna and Eight Roads investment Denali Therapeutics inspires me. I also like the use of technology platforms and innovative devices to solve for healthcare accessibility challenges in a country like India.

If you could only give one piece of advice to an up and coming entrepreneur what would it be?

Have a grand vision, practical near term goals and the passion to execute on them. Also, there is no substitute to building, inspiring and retaining a crack team.

The company you wish you’d backed?

I have deep admiration for true technology driven disruptors including: Facebook, PayPal, Moderna, Uber and Behance.