In this episode Alex is joined by Akash from Shaper Impact Capital to discuss routes into VC and trends in impact investing. Entry into venture capital is highly competitive and Akash offers some insight on how to make your application stand out. Akash offers some excellent advice for students and recent graduates and offers a unique insight into growth drivers in the ecosystem.
Akash is the Head of Europe at Shaper Impact Capital and will shortly be joining Augmentum Fintech, having previously worked as an Analyst for the Cass Entrepreneurship Fund. He studied Accounting & Finance at Cass Business School and started his career in Barclays Ventures focusing on fintech and startup incubation.
Check out Shaper Capital's newsletter for interesting updates on the impact startup ecosystem: www.shaperimpactcapital.com
Akash also runs his own blog which can be found here: www.akash-bajwa.com