Sameer is an early-stage venture investor in over 70 startups.
His operational expertise lies in product management, business development, sales acceleration, recruiting, follow-on fundraising, and scaling. At Nexus, Sameer focuses on consumer internet, enterprise / SaaS, ed-tech, healthcare and b2b commerce domains. He has led investments in Postman, Unacademy, Infra.market, Hasur
Prior to Nexus, Sameer was the founding member at Reliance Capital’s early stage venture capital fund (Reliance Ventures) where he led investments in PayTM (stake acquired by Chinese internet giant), HealthSpring (Columbia Pacific), Tessolve Semiconductor (Hero Electronix), Dhama Innovations (buy-back), Greendust, Stoke (Mavenir Systems) & EBand Communications (CarrierCom).
He is on the advisory board of The Digital Fifth, an Advisor to AngelList India & voted as a “40 under 40 Alternative Investment Professionals” in India by IAAIF. He is also a Global Panel Member at MIT Technology Review and a Kautilya Fellow (Class of 2020). Sameer is a fellow of Class 8 of the Ananta Aspen Centre’s Kamalnayan Bajaj Fellowship (equivalent of the Henry Crown Fellowship) and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN). He is also an OnDeck Health Fellow (ODH1 2021).
Sameer has served in operating roles at UTStarcom, Inc, Ericsson, and American Wireless BroadBand, as a Product Manager, Solutions Architect, and Network Architect. A life-long learner, Sameer earned a B.S. in Computer Engineering as an International & Founders Scholar from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. While at IllinoisTech, he also interned at Hughes Software Systems, UTStarcom, Spectranet and did undergraduate research work for National Science Foundation / Ed-Kaplan Foundation, Molex and IIT Research Institute (IITRI).