Pratik is an entrepreneur turned VC, working as a Principal at Nexus Venture Partners, and led deals at Whitehat Jr., Quizizz, Newton School, Pratilipi, Rapido and Turtlemint. He is most passionate about consumer, education, community/content, e-commerce, financial services, and healthcare startups. Prior to joining Nexus, Pratik spent three years working on his startups in social e-commerce and content marketing spaces where he experienced firsthand the challenges of building a company. Earlier, he worked as a quant analyst and algorithmic trader at Morgan Stanley, and private equity analyst at Blackstone. Pratik has a B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay. When not working, Pratik enjoys traveling, reading business books, cooking, and solving math puzzles.