Platform | Operations
A General Management professional and a peoples’ person, Avantika currently focuses on new initiatives. She joined Blume in Dec 2015 to establish the Operating Platform, lead portfolio-facing endeavours and, cultivate the ecosystem.
In the last 3 years, she has overseen the firm’s branding ventures and driven broad portfolio-wide efforts including onboarding and events. She has worked closely with portfolio companies, providing high impact, customized support in the areas of Operations, Sales and HR, shepherding projects in Operational Excellence. Early on, she improved efficiency within the firm by building and ensuring adoption of processes. She runs internal operations and is the producer of our annual flagship branding event.
Prior to Blume, she has a decade of experience spanning Institutional Equity Sales to cross-functional operating experience in early-stage startups across areas including Business Development, Project Management, Key Account Management and Vendor Management. Her versatile background empowers her to be a genuine source of support to entrepreneurs and she is a key connecter within the firm’s founder network.
She has earned her MBA from Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow and a B.Sc from St Xavier’s College, Mumbai. She lives in Mumbai.