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June 30, 2021

Nikhil Basu Trivedi: Partner at Footwork

Nikhil Basu Trivedi: Partner at Footwork

There aren't many 32 year olds in VC with stronger pedigree than Nikhil Basu Trivedi. He moved to Silicon Valley at the age of 13 and worked his way up through the ranks at Insight Partners and Shasta Ventures, where he refined his craft and revealed...


There aren't many 32 year olds in VC with stronger pedigree than Nikhil Basu Trivedi. He moved to Silicon Valley at the age of 13 and worked his way up through the ranks at Insight Partners and Shasta Ventures, where he refined his craft and revealed a knack for finding and winning competitive deals with great founders. This podcast is a must-listen for anyone considering starting their own VC fund. Nikhil has just started Footwork with his partner, Mike Smith, anchored by many of the best investors in the world. 
 
Nikhil shares their roadmap for Footwork. Why now? What stage companies should they invest in? What industries? What core values should drive the firm? The conversation offers insights both for how to get started on laying out the framework for a new fund, but it also reveals the level of thought and planning required to "build a firm, not a fund." We're betting on Footwork becoming one of the next great names in Silicon Valley lore. Check out this conversation with Nikhil Basu Trivedi to see if you agree.