Investor and CA Ankur Bansal started his career as an analyst at JM Morgan Stanley. After stints at Citibank and JP Morgan, Ankur founded venture debt platform BlackSoil in 2016, along with MP Bansal.
The sector-agnostic VC firm has backed category leaders, including OYO Rooms, Chumbak, Lets Transport, Vogo, and Rentomojo, among others. BlackSoil has developed expertise across multiple domains and has so far disbursed over Rs 460 crore across more than 45 deals in the last four years.
In the recent episode of 100x Entrepreneur Podcast, a series featuring founders, venture capitalists, and angel investors, Ankur spoke to Siddharth Ahluwalia about venture debt funding in the Indian startup ecosystem.