Karthik Reddy founded Blume with Sanjay Nath in 2011. Karthik has shaped Blume’s investment approach and philosophy over the years, and in turn has overseen investments in some of Blume’s leading portfolio companies such as Servify, Belong, Exotel, Grey Orange Robotics, Unacademy, Healthifyme and Railyatri amongst other emerging stars.
Karthik’s stints at American Express, Reuters Instinet and The Times of India Group have given him a breadth of experience across the US and India in Financial Markets, Technology and Media. He is an alumni of IIT Roorkee, IIM Bangalore and The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.
Karthik is based in Mumbai.
Blume Fund IV: A pivotal point in Blume’s JourneyAs a team that loves to keep learning, Blume has been listening to a lot of great podcasts capturing the history of Venture firms in Silicon Valley. As VCs, our job is to forecast the future, trend-spot and pattern-match. The lessons gleaned from the mistakes and successes…
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Inconvenience Is Regretted, Convenience Is NotDunzo pushing boundaries is not new. It began as 3000+ Whatsapp chats on Kabeer Biswas’ phone in 2015. If this forms a kick-off para in a future dunzo story, the iconic ad that put a semi-colon on the 2022 IPL Final broadcast will be a chapter unto…
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Prashant Pitti on being curious rather than cautious, finding talent in-house, and taking the hard call of postponing a carefully planned public listingIn this episode, Karthik B. Reddy sat down with Prashant Pitti of EaseMyTrip to talk about his journey from IIT Madras and working in the US to returning to the homeland and starting up with his brothers.
- Episode 7
- Prashant Pitti, Karthik Reddy
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- 45 minutes
Ashwin Damera on the wisdom of failure, the best form of fundraising, and unlearning through creative destructionIn this episode of X-Unicorns, Karthik B. Reddy of Blume Ventures sat down with Ashwin Damera of Emeritus Education about the wisdom of failure, the wrong reasons to become an entrepreneur, and the "three box approach" to build a successful business.
- Episode 6
- Ashwin Damera, Karthik Reddy
- 1 hour and 3 minutes
Blume Announces Final Close Of Fund III At $102mThis is the formal Press Release that we issued today announcing the final close of FundIII. Accompanying picture issued with the Press Release. India’s leading homegrown early-stage venture capital firm, Blume Ventures, has announced the…
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