About Me

(Last Updated: Nov 25, 2016)

I am Pratik Poddar, Investment Professional at Nexus Venture Partners. I strive to create impact in lives of millions of people and solve tough problems. Prior to this, I worked on my startups for 3 years – I worked on a social e-commerce product Clipr, a news summarisation engine ZippedNews and a content marketing platform Spiral Content Solutions. I also freelanced for Nexus VP funded algorithmic recruitment firm Zlemma and Y-Combinator funded investment management firm Sliced Investing during this time. Prior to this extraordinary adventure, I worked as an investment analyst at Blackstone Private Equity for a short time and as quantitative analyst at Morgan Stanley Strategies and Modeling team for 2 years. I completed my B.Tech. from Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Bombay.

A photograph of mine taken in March 2016:

One brief random paragraph about my hobbies (in no order) – startup, technology, math-puzzles, mathematics, computer science, bollywood, dramatics, poetry, economics, religion, psychology and hiking. I came into this world as a noisy little baby troubling a few nurses and my parents in a small hospital in Patna,Bihar. I did my early education at Patna. Then I came to Jaipur where I appeared for secondary examination. Thereafter, I spent two years at Kota, preparing for IIT-JEE. After securing single digit ranks in IIT-JEE and AIEEE, I came to IIT Bombay.

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Since last 7+ years, I have been blogging regularly. I like collecting puzzles and discussing them. I maintain a math/cse/puzzle-blog (http://www.cseblog.com) which has grown and is now popular in many colleges and many technical companies now.

I also maintain a personal blog (http://pratikpoddar.blogspot.com – moved to http://medium.com/@pratikpoddar) which is mostly random blabbering 😛