About this masterclass

Kartikeya covers consumer tech investments at Blume, supporting on sourcing, investing and portfolio management. His areas of focus include fintech, proptech, retail tech, and marketplaces. He joins Blume from an operations role at Bridge International Academies, a leading ed-tech startup in Africa.

  • Reflections from the time at IFC and pivoting to operations.

  • Thinking about Masters and MBA.

  • Mental models for career planning.


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    Careers in Investing

    • Overview

    • Building a career in investing and working at IFC

    • Reflections from IFC - role progression, learning and post IFC planning

    • Pivoting to operations - the experience at bridge international and decision making frameworks

    • Why MBA? What was it like?

    • Key learnings from INSEAD, ROI calculation and mitigating FOMO

    • Post INSEAD, moving to Venture Capital

    • Experience as a VC

    • On career planning