In this episode of The Aligned Leader, I interview Shubhang Shankar, Managing Director at Syngenta Ventures, on how his passion for learning new things has gotten him into consulting and then venturing. We discuss the holy trinity of venture capital investing, how to judge if an investment will be a good investment and what role the team plays in the investment decision.
Watch the full interview below.
About Shubhang Shankar
Shubhang joined Syngenta Ventures in 2016 as an investment manager based in Basel, after having worked for two years in the company’s global strategy team where he was part of the team working on developing Syngenta’s Digital Agriculture strategy. Shubhang looks at companies in a variety of industries of relevance to Syngenta, including Digital / Precision Ag and Biologicals. Prior to joining Syngenta, he was a management consultant with 8 years of experience across the Boston Consulting Group and A.T. Kearney.
Shubhang is currently an Observer on the Board of Agri Oss Holdings.
Shubhang holds a Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (New Delhi) and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad).