Investing $100M+ in India over the next 4 years, Nitin Sharma, general partner & co-founder of Antler India.

Neil Patel
2 min readSep 19, 2022


Building the next wave of technology. Today my guest is seasoned investor Nitin Sharma, general partner & co-founder of Antler India. A global early-stage venture capital firm that invests in the defining technology companies of tomorrow. They’re one of the fastest growing VC firms in the world.

In this episode he talks about his 15+ year investing experience. He talks about how they help early stage founders. He talks about the differences between American entrepreneurs and Indian entrepreneurs. Talks about the No1 mistake founders make after raising money and how he deals with startup failure.

He talks about Web3, Metaverse, Fintech and ONDC. Gives important advice if you want to become an investor. And finally he talks about the importance of mentorship and gives great startup advice based on Aristotle’s persuasion triangle (character,emotion, logic)

In this conversation we also talk about:

  • His first year (2008) as a VC
  • How many startups they invest in and how much
  • How to help founders with the residency program.
  • Values, vision and skills.
  • Going global from day one
  • Pitching advice (why you & why now?)
  • The importance of building a global network.
  • Validating ideas.
  • Dealing with new technologies
  • Being passionate but not emotional.

And much more!


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music by Punch Deck.



Neil Patel

Screenwriter/Podcast host & Producer. Fast learner, Passionate about storytelling. Good sense of humour, & Enjoy challenges!