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Shantanu is a Venture Partner at Impact Ventures UK. He has more than 15 years of experience in venture capital and impact investing, across sectors and geographies. He started his career in early-stage tech investing with Amadeus Capital Partners in 2001. More recently, he was a Venture Partner with Nesta Impact Investments where he joined after several years as Principal Director with Accion's Frontier Investments Group. Shantanu has also worked at Monitor Co. in London and prior to that, spent several years as a fast-track career diplomat with the Indian Foreign Service in New Delhi and Tokyo.
A personal investor in, and an advisor to several start-ups, Shantanu also speaks occasionally on social entrepreneurship at LBS, Judge Business School & Imperial College and is Visiting Faculty at IIM Indore, one of India's top-ranked B-School.
A graduate in Computer Engineering, Shantanu holds an MBA from London Business School where he was a Chevening Scholar.
Why does it matter? It matters because GovTech has the potential to fundamentally transform government and public services and shake up the usually passive relationship between citizens and public authorities. GovTech can help public services become what they should be: agile, responsive and flexible.
Technology can help along each of these dimensions. Thanks to mobile connectivity, reach is rapidly becoming a non-issue. But the real difficulty - and an area with significant potential for innovation and creative approaches - is in offering suitable products and services. Some of this is already happening.
07/02/2017 17:12 GMT
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