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Pranav Pai

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BusinessClass with Shantanu Prakash | Pravin Agarwala, Betterplace | Pranav Pai, 3one4 Capital

founderINDIA Podcasts

Betterplace was started in 2015 by Pravin Agarwala (former SAP senior executive) and Saurabh Tandon (former Nu Sigma) is working with more than 700 companies in India to meet the aspirations and needs of the blue collar workforce employed in the companies with an eye to generate more jobs and bring down the attrition in this category.   Pranav Pai is the Founding Partner and Chief Investment Officer at 3one4 Capital - an early stage venture capital fund based in Bangalore, India. Pranav leads investments and portfolio construction at 3one4 Capital. As CIO at 3one4, he has made over 70 seed and venture capital investments across several investment categories in India and the US.  About BusinessClass:  It is a chat show in which host, Shantanu Prakash in conversation with startup founders and subject matter experts, will give viewers an unscripted peep into the culture of startups, discuss the biggest challenges faced by them, and offer advice from his extensive experience along with some of India’s most renowned investors.


3 Mar 2021

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Ep #17 : Bridging The Gap between Industry Projects and DIY Projects with CEO of BoltIoT - Pranav Pai

The BelkIoT Podcast - IoT Every "Thing" with Sai Prakash Belkeri

CEO of Bolt IoT - Mr. Pranav Pai Vernekar shares his Insights on the DIY Space, How do college students get started, and a lot of other things. - What is the Start point to Learn IoT? - Bridging the Gap between Industry and DIY Projects - Use Existing Modules or Build from Scratch? And a lot more. For more about Bolt IoT Visit - https://www.boltiot.com/ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ To know more Logon to our Website - https://BelkIoT.in Send us your Questions around IoT - https://BelkIoT.in/podcast Join our Community - https://BelkIoT.in/join-us Post your questions and suggestions at our Twitter - https://twitter.com/BelkIoT Instagram - https://instagram.com/belkiot  Connect with Sai Prakash Belkeri LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/belkerisaiprakash/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/belkerisai--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/belkiot/message


12 Feb 2021

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Pranav Pai, Founding Partner, 3one4 Capital on making unconventional bets

100x Entrepreneur

In this episode of 100xEntrepreneur Podcast, we take you through the journey of Pranav Pai. He early on in his career implemented learnings from his father’s (Mohandas Pai) in his work and curated new approaches to finding horizontal & uncommon investment ideas. Listen to this podcast to learn about:Notes - 00:11 - Intro of Pranav & 3one4 Capital01:50 - Influence of upbringing and early career choices05:25 - Background and setting up of Aarin Capital by Mohandas Pai08:17 - Learnings & practices at 3one4 Capital, inspired from Aarin Capital17:25 - Balancing the Venture fund performance & relationship with LPs18:33 - Investing early-on in uncommon ideas like - Licious & Yulu22:17 - Investing in horizontal businesses like Darwinbox27:48 - Fund-III - Lookout for New format for Indian digital citizens29:12 - Changes in Fund-III - More variance & verticals35:42 - “Not enough Indian capital is available for Indian funds to raise.” 38:21 - Top 3 advice from his father - T.V. Mohandas Pai


20 Dec 2020

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2895: Setting Sail | The question is not if, but when will India become a $10 trillion economy: Pranav Pai

Moneycontrol Podcast

Pranav Pai, a founding member of 3one4 Capital, talks about how the past few months have been for VCs and his experience with Mitron's sudden growth after India's TikTok ban.


21 Sep 2020

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EP#1 Pranav Pai – Founding & Managing a VC fund, measuring key fund metrics and preparing your portfolio companies for a crisis

The VCpreneur: Startups | Venture Capital | Entrepreneurship | Fundraising

In today’s episode, Pranav Pai, Founding Partner @3one4 Capital joins our host Digjay, to share about his journey leading into venture capital, how 3one4 Capital differentiates itself from other VC funds, challenges of founding and managing a venture capital fund, the key metrics used at 3one4 Capital to measure it's performance as a VC fund and preparing their portfolio companies for a crisis. Pranav is a Founding Partner at 3one4 Capital - an early-stage venture capital fund based in Bangalore, India. The fund manages a corpus of ~INR 800 Cr (+$110MM) with a portfolio of 50+ early-stage investments across various technology, product, and platform companies in India and US. Pranav has been awarded the “35 under 35” Entrepreneurs of India for 2017 and the “40 under 40” Alternative Investments Professionals of India for 2020. Some of his investments include Licious, Betterplace, Open, Jupiter, ToneTag, DarwinBox, Faircent, Bugworks, Pocket Aces, YourStory, and Tracxn. Pranav is a Stanford Alum, and is the co-president of Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs India. You can connect with him here on Linkedin / Twitter If you liked our episode, you can subscribe to our podcast on any of the major podcasting platforms like Spotify, Apple iTunes and Google Podcasts. Please leave us a review on Apple iTunes and help others discover this podcast. You can visit thevcpreneur.com and follow us on Twitter @thevcpreneur_ & Instagram @thevcpreneur for more episodes and interesting insights on the startup ecosystem. You can also follow our host Digjay here on Linkedin / Twitter Show notes – 1. Pranav’s background and path to Venture Capital (VC) 2. How is 3one4 Capital different from traditional VC funds? 3. Attracting the best startups; Startup evaluation process at 3one4 Capital 4. Learnings from his time at Stanford and working in the Bay Area 5. Challenges of launching a Venture Capital fund 6. How does 3one4 Capital assess its own performance as a VC fund? What are the qualitative aspects that they focus on? 7. How to prepare yourself and your portfolio companies for a crisis; Surviving the pandemic 8. Rapid fire questions and closing remarks


26 Jul 2020

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E4: Pranav Pai (Founding Partner, 3one4 Capital)

The Desi VC: Indian Venture Capital | Angel Investors | Startups | VC

Pranav Pai is the Founding Partner at 3one4 Capital, an early-stage VC firm based in Bangalore focused on investing in select market categories such as D2C, Media & Content, Fintech, Enterprise Automation and Deep Tech. Some of their portfolio companies include YourStory, Tracxn, DarwinBox, FairCent, MagicCrate among many others.Pranav is deeply involved with the startup ecosystem in India and he leads 3one4 Capital’s partnerships and co-investments in the San Francisco Bay-Area as well. Through the fund, he has invested in over 50 companies in India and the US, and works closely with a funding ecosystem of over 20 different investment vehicles.Previously, he was the Sr. Product Manager at EdCast, an ed-tech startup in the Bay Area. He graduated with a Master's in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2013. Pranav serves on the board of several startups and also volunteers on the advisory boards and steering committees of non-profits that work in areas he is passionate about.You can follow Pranav (@pai_dpiper) and 3one4 Capital (@3one4capital) on Twitter. While you’re at it you may also follow our host, Akash Bhat - @bhatvakash and visit us at thedesivc.com to know us better.…Glossary of terms you will encounter in this episode:1. NBFC – Non-Banking Financial Companies.2. Follow-on Funding: Follow-on funding is a subsequent investment made by an investor who has made a previous investment in a startup.3. Pro-rata: Pro-rata clause in an investment agreement which gives an investor a right (but not the obligation) to participate in one or more future financing rounds to maintain their percentage stake in the company.4. Anti-portfolio: Anti-portfolio are some of the great investments where you had the opportunity to participate but missed for one reason or many.5. Thematic Investing: Thematic investing is a form of investment which aims to identify macro-level trends, and the underlying investments that stand to benefit from the materialisation of those trends.…In this episode, you’ll learn about:1. The motivation behind getting started in VC2. Why 3one4 Capital invests 50-80% into their own fund3. Pranav’s take on investment trends, thesis development and parachute VCs4. How 3one4 Capital looks at collaborating with other VCs and why India is becoming a deeper venture market today5. How Pranav and his team identify great startups and the metrics they look for6. Geographies in India that are most exciting at the moment from an investment lens7. His anti-portfolio or in other words, the companies he ended up passing on…you do not want to miss this part!!8. One thing that changed the way the world looks at India and Indian startups9. How B2B startups are changing the game for the Indian ecosystem10. His tips for fund-raising


24 Feb 2020

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Why is Pranav Pai from 3one4 Capital bullish on Indian startup ecosystem

Lifeselfmastery's podcast I Startups I Venture Capital

In this episode, Pranav talks about the investment thesis of 3one4 Capital and why is he bullish on content and media companies.


19 Jan 2020