Rikkin MajaniAssociate // Advisor. India.
Rikkin Majani is an associate with the early-stage investment team at Lightspeed India.
Prior to Lightspeed, Rikkin worked as a Product Manager at Flipkart, where he worked on problem statements across Fintech and Search, where he got to experience the scale of Indian consumer tech. “It’s overwhelming to see 100M+ users shopping from a single platform. The scale makes you appreciate the power of technology and ability to democratize access across affluence and geography.”
The ability to be closely involved with 0 to 1 attracted Rikkin to Venture. As an investor, I’m humbled by the opportunity to work with dreamers looking to build a better tomorrow. “Companies are not metrics and numbers but dynamic teams of problem solvers looking to change the future” People are the essence of this business, and Rikkin enjoys meeting hungry, ambitious founders trying to solve difficult problems.
I’m excited about the startup ecosystem as it creates an equal playing field for everyone looking to solve problems. This is a unique place where it’s not the intercept but the slope that matters. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a college dropout or a seasoned exec. As long as you are passionate and creative, you have an ecosystem willing to support, fund, and join you to solve the problem.
Rikkin grew up as a single child in a quintessential middle-class family in Mumbai and graduated from Birla Institute of Technology and Science with BE(Hons.) in Electrical & Electronics Engineering and MSc (Hons.) in Physics.