Venturing into Venture Capital

The following is a guest post by first year NUS MBA student Nikhil Kapur, on his reflections about participation in the Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) 

It all started when Mondy (aka Subhajit Mandal, financial trader from Singapore and the loudest in our team) and yours truly decided to contact the VCIC authorities individually about our interest in participating in the competition. For the uninitiated, VCIC allows Business School teams to play the role of a Venture Capitalist, analysing real startups, complete with due diligence and partner meetup rounds. The VCIC folks were slightly befuddled by two individual queries from the same school and connected us together. Hence, both of us set out to find the perfect team to enter the competition with. Long story short, we found the team in Ricky Wong (IPO specialist from Hong Kong and a really heavy (pun intended) drinker), Jose Antonio Borrero (Ecuadorian Project Financing specialist and a hardcore party person), and Pornteera Pawijit (Biotech PHD and Thai, enough said).

VCIC team-photo

(L to R): Ricky Wong, Pornteera Pawijit, Nikhil Kapur, Jose Antonio Borrero Cordova and Subhajit Mandal.

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