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Vispi is based in Silicon Valley and has been successfully doing early stage investments in India and the US for the last 10 years.

Vispi has been successfully doing early stage investments in India and the US for the last 10 years. He is on the board of three portfolio companies in India: Lybrate, Browntape, and Whatfix. Prior to this, Vispi was with Sierra Ventures, a technology focused VC fund, where he was responsible for Software investments in the US and driving the Firm’s investments in India. His investments in India at this time include MakeMyTrip (Nasdaq MMYT), CarWale and Seedfund.

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GSF Founder, Rajesh Sawhney on this development said,“Vispi is a strategic thinker and an accomplished investor based in the Silicon Valley. He has been advising GSF and its startups for the last two years. He has invested in two startups (Browntape and Whatfix) from GSF portfolio and has also joined the boards of both the companies. With him taking on Venture Partner role with GSF, we are strengthening GSF platform further. GSF Platform has evolved rapidly in its breadth and depth since its launch in 2012.”

At GSF, a Venture Partner is either an accomplished startup founder; a seasoned executive with deep domain expertise; or an investor with networks in global geographies relevant to GSF portfolio companies.

A venture partner helps GSF diligence deals during the selection of cohort and takes on board responsibilities in some of its portfolio companies.

GSF’s existing venture partners are Phanindra Sama (founder of Redbus), Manish Dalal (CEO of Verisign India) and NishKaam Mehta (Head, Mobile Startegy, Hulu)

Quick Facts About GSF

  • GSF Accelerator has funded 34 startups in 3 cohorts so far since its inception in 2012.
  • Its 4th cohort of startups has 8 mobile startups and will graduate in September of 2015.
  • Out of the 34 startups funded by GSF Accelerator so far, 2/3rds have raised seed rounds and 10 have raised VC led series A rounds. GSF has created 4 exits: Little Eye Labs, a GSF batch I company, was acquired by Facebook.
  • GSF has a network of 50 Entrepreneurs-in-Residence and 300 mentors across the world.

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