Soumitra (Soum) Sharma

Operator-Angel; Product Leader; US-India corridor; Believer in Power Laws; Love building & learning

Hey – this is Soum. Welcome to An Operator’s Blog.

Quick background – am an SF-based early-stage investor & product leader. In my past lives, have been a VC-backed founder and institutional investor with deep experience across US & Asia.

I actively invest in tech startups as an “operator-angel”. Have a “Founder-first” investing thesis, & look to back gritty founders that are solving hard problems in large markets & focused on building venture-scale businesses.

My investing focus is on tech/ tech-enabled plays. Key areas include:

  • Software – AI, SaaS, Enterprise
  • Consumer Internet – fintech, edutech, commerce, marketplaces
  • Web3/ Crypto
  • IP-driven tech plays – healthtech, spacetech, agritech, foodtech etc.


  • OpenSea (via acq. of Dharma Labs; Unicorn) – World’s largest NFT marketplace
  • Phenom (via acq. of MyAlly, Unicorn) – AI-powered talent experience platform
  • Varda (co-investors: Founders Fund, Lux Capital etc.) – building the world’s first space factory
  • Yulu (follow-on: Bajaj Group, Magna, – EV-based micro-mobility for urban India
  • LetsVenture (follow-on: Accel, Chiratae) – Leading angel investing platform in India
  • Tydy (follow-on: Arka Ventures) – employee onboarding & engagement platform
  • Playto Labs (co-investors: Inflection Point Ventures) – robotics-based STEM Edutech
  • BuyStars (co-investors: Lumikai, Chiratae, Leo) – digital asset-based Real Money Gaming for Cricket
  • Prysm (co-investors: Multicoin, Polychain etc.) – Web3 native platform for collective ownership
  • Omnify – Shopify for the recreation economy
  • 91Springboard (profitable) – leading co-working space in India
  • BIS Research (profitable) – deep-tech knowledge services
  • Cleargraph (EXITED, acq. by Coinbase) – decentralized identity management
  • Hate2wait (EXITED via dividends) – queue management software
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