41 min

48 | Rajeev Mantri, Venture Investing and India’s Economic Prospects Compounding Curiosity

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My guest today is Rajeev Mantri (@RMantri). Rajeev is the founder and managing director of India-focused venture capital firm Navam Capital. Prior to founding Navam, Rajeev worked as a venture capital investor at New York-based Lux Capital, focusing on investments in deep technology ventures.
In this conversation, we cover deep tech investing within India, and A New Idea of India.
I hope you enjoy my conversation with Rajeev Mantri.
 
For the full show notes, transcript, and links to mentioned content, check out the episode page on  https://compoundingpodcast.com/ep48 
 
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Show Notes:
[00:00:31] - [First question] - Background
[00:02:09] - How does writing and investing complement each other? 
[00:03:25] - What is Deep Tech Investing
[00:04:45] - What has Rajeev learned from Josh Wolfe?
[00:08:23] - Difference in deep tech investing in the US vs India
[00:16:09] - How to find deep tech investments?
[00:20:38] - Commonalities in deep tech founders?
[00:22:55] - How to promote more people starting deep tech companies?
[00:26:45] - How did the book “A New Idea of India” come about?
[00:28:58] - What is India’s ‘North Star’ and the concept of Dharma
[00:34:52] - Will India become a cultural superpower?
 
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Connect with Rajeev:
Navam Capital: https://www.navamcapital.com/team/  
Follow Rajeev on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RMantri 
Connect with Rajeev on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rmantri/ 
Buy Rajeev’s Book - “A New Idea of India”: https://amzn.to/3uvKelm / https://www.anewideaofindia.com/
 
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My guest today is Rajeev Mantri (@RMantri). Rajeev is the founder and managing director of India-focused venture capital firm Navam Capital. Prior to founding Navam, Rajeev worked as a venture capital investor at New York-based Lux Capital, focusing on investments in deep technology ventures.
In this conversation, we cover deep tech investing within India, and A New Idea of India.
I hope you enjoy my conversation with Rajeev Mantri.
 
For the full show notes, transcript, and links to mentioned content, check out the episode page on  https://compoundingpodcast.com/ep48 
 
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Show Notes:
[00:00:31] - [First question] - Background
[00:02:09] - How does writing and investing complement each other? 
[00:03:25] - What is Deep Tech Investing
[00:04:45] - What has Rajeev learned from Josh Wolfe?
[00:08:23] - Difference in deep tech investing in the US vs India
[00:16:09] - How to find deep tech investments?
[00:20:38] - Commonalities in deep tech founders?
[00:22:55] - How to promote more people starting deep tech companies?
[00:26:45] - How did the book “A New Idea of India” come about?
[00:28:58] - What is India’s ‘North Star’ and the concept of Dharma
[00:34:52] - Will India become a cultural superpower?
 
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Connect with Rajeev:
Navam Capital: https://www.navamcapital.com/team/  
Follow Rajeev on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RMantri 
Connect with Rajeev on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rmantri/ 
Buy Rajeev’s Book - “A New Idea of India”: https://amzn.to/3uvKelm / https://www.anewideaofindia.com/
 
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Stay up to date with the podcast by signing up for the Compounding Curiosity Substack, where I’ll email you when the latest episode comes out along with my summary and takeaways, links to mentioned content, graphics and the transcript. Sign up at https://compoundingcuriosity.substack.com/ 
 
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Stay Connected with Compounding Curiosity:
Visit the Compounding Curiosity PODCAST: https://CompoundingPodcast.com/ 
Sign up for the Compounding Curiosity SUBSTACK: https://compoundingcuriosity.substack.com/ 
Follow Compounding Curiosity on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/CompndCuriosity/ 
Follow Kalani Scarrott on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/ScarrottKalani/ 
Sign up for the Allocators Asia SUBSTACK: https://AllocatorsAsia.substack.com/  
Join the DISCORD: https://discord.gg/NPVNPVsCYb 
Have some thoughts on the podcast? Leave FEEDBACK: https://forms.gle/Du61UxeJ25BkydH49

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