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Nishant Varman

Flipkart
Senior Director & Head of Corporate Development at Flipkart
Bangalore
Nishant focuses on M&A and investments at Flipkart.com, India's leading ecommerce destination.

Previously Nishant was an investment professional with Canaan Partners, a global Venture Capital fund with AUM of $3.5 billion. As part of the India team, Nishant focused on Mobility, Enterprise Software & Cloud. 

Nishant is a published columnist with YourStory.in, DNA India and Economic Times. Nishant is actively involved with the startup ecosystem in India and serves on the Board at Startup Village, India's first incubator funded jointly by the public and private sectors. Nishant is also a mentor at Microsoft Accelerator Bangalore, where he closely works with incubatee companies on product-market fit, strategy and fundraising.

Prior to Canaan, Nishant co-founded Groovebug, a personalized music platform for the iPad, where he focused on product development and marketing. He also worked at Microsoft Singapore as a Senior Business Development Manager focusing on strategic partnerships across China and India.