Mr. Vaibhav Agrawal
Partner, Lightspeed

Summary:
Vaibhav is an entrepreneur first, physician by training, and a venture capitalist by chance. His career journey has been rather unconventional: at 21 he dropped out of clinical training in the US to start Prima Clinics, a network of tech-enabled clinics, in Gurgaon; he also led growth projects for fintech startup Stride in the Valley, and later advised Fortune 500 clients at McKinsey’s Palo Alto office. He got his MBA from the Stanford GSB and co-founded Comfort, a care marketplace for elderly, while on campus. Vaibhav is Forbes 30 Under 30 and loves writing on technology, internet and startup teams. He also loves hosting founders for chai over weekends!

Writings:
Tech In Asia, Mobile internet is changing fast in India, but don’t let vanity metrics mislead YourStory, How ‘group-think’ can impair decision making at startups Factor Daily, Why isn’t telemedicine taking off? Business Standard, Tailwinds in mobile internet in India (repeat)

Awards and other coverage:
Forbes, 30 under 30 Stanford GSB, day in the life YourStory, Prima Clinics IvyPlus Network, careers in venture capital Beyond Basics, what do vc’s look for in a startup TheSmartCEO, why do vc’s say yes or no to a startup (repeat)

Speaker or jury at:
TiE and Lufthansa, Startup Expo 2017, negotiating venture investments Digital Ocean, TIDE 2017, how to fundraise Unitus Seed Fund, StartHealth competition (covered at YourStory, DailyHunt)