My Video Chat with Alok Mittal, who is a Partner at Canaan Partners which has significant investment interests in early-stage investing, particularly in IT and Healthcare.
Alok, in this insight heavy discussion (after all, a computer science engg degree from IIT Delhi must mean something!) , talks about the hot investing trends in India, developments in Investing community globally and the relationship between the investor and the entrepreneur- this chap is really something!
With a broad range of hands-on experience founding, funding and supporting early-stage technology companies, Alok joined Canaan India in March 2006. Alok focuses on investments in digital media and mobile companies, as well as innovators in managed software services and other IT enabled businesses. He regularly speaks at prominent industry events such as TiE, NASSCOM, SiliconIndia, VC Circle, Microsoft BizSpark, Adtech and more. Some of his articles can be found at @daretoStartup , Economic Times , WSJ ...
Prior to joining the venture industry, Alok co-founded JobsAhead.com, a leading web-based recruitment business, which was acquired by Monster.com, the global leader in online recruitment. He also brings strong Telecom experience to Canaan having worked for Hughes Software Systems prior to that.
Alok is a co-founder of Indian Angel Network, on the board of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) in Delhi and an advisor to Adtech India. During the course of his association with Canaan India, he has advised Canaan Partners in their investment in Bharat Matrimony, Equitas, iYogi, Cellcast, UnitedLex and MotorExchange.
Alok earned a BE in computer science and engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and a MS in computer science from UC Berkeley.
Alok, the Canaan partner can be found on Linkedin and on Twitter...