Thesis-driven investing in transformative technologies
At Prophetic Ventures, we invest in businesses that align with our thesis of future ubiquity. The thesis is simple - it posits that investing in early stage technology companies is difficult. A majority of startups have talented founders, large addressable markets, and compelling stories. It is impossible to accurately predict which individual companies will perform well and which companies will not. It is easier to predict which technologies will evolve to become ubiquitous in our lives and businesses.
Needless to say, foretelling the commercialization and adoption of complex technologies is not child’s play – but neither is it unthinkable. At Prophetic Ventures, we keep a close eye on the development of powerful exponential technologies and protocols. We identify promising but nascent technologies and back the best teams in India working on the bleeding edge of these technologies. Our portfolio companies have great teams, market opportunities, and stories; but they are also supported by paradigmatic tailwinds. If early stage tech investing is a shootout, it helps to have tomorrow’s guns in your holster.
We support and invest in teams working on the following technologies:
Aaryaman Vir Shah- co-founder
Aaryaman studied history at Columbia University, but discovered shortly thereafter that his true passion was technology and it's potential to change the world.
After working as an early employee at Haptik (Times Internet) and co-founding Elemential Labs (funded by Matrix, Lightspeed, and Digital Currency Group), Aaryaman decided the time was right to launch Prophetic Ventures and help accelerate the adoption of game-changing technologies in India.
In his free time, Aaryaman loves to eat ramen, play football, and support his beloved Liverpool FC.
Jehan Karanjia- co-founder
Jehan is an Economics graduate from Loyola Marymount University (Class of 2014) and has spent the majority of his career working in India's Equity Capital Markets, largely in Institutional Equity Research and Investment Banking for technology companies.
The combination of these experiences has led him towards co-founding Prophetic Ventures, as he looks to unearth the next generation of India's technology pioneers.
Outside of these interests, Jehan is an ardent sports fan (particularly Football, Tennis, and Formula 1), and a keen student of history.
Additionally, much to Aaryaman's dismay, Jehan is an ardent Man United supporter.