Ashish Mahawane

Investment Associate
Morphosis Venture Advisors

Perseverance and hard work have always been central to my belief system. I believe that with these qualities, we can overcome any challenge and achieve great things in life. It was this mindset that led me to join some of the most remarkable teams in India's startup ecosystem, teams that are working to tackle significant problems and make a positive impact on people's lives.

My journey in the startup ecosystem began with Udaan, a B2B e-commerce marketplace, where I had the opportunity to join in its early days and help scale its reach in the northern region of the country. Interacting with customers on the ground, I realized that our work wasn't just about solving a problem but also about transforming lives for the better.

With a hunger for new challenges, I moved on to join Spinny and Parkplus, two companies that were disrupting their respective markets in unique ways. At Spinny, I focused on solving growth opportunities in the used car market and building efficient processes to support them. Meanwhile, at Parkplus, I worked with a talented team to bring digitization to the parking industry and tackle its growth challenges. These experiences taught me the power of innovation and the importance of collaboration in driving real change.

As an investment professional at Morphosis, my role is to identify and support innovative startups that have the potential to revolutionize society in ways that align with our investment thesis. This involves extensive research and analysis of various industries, identifying potential opportunities and challenges, and evaluating the viability of potential investments.

I hold Bachelors and Masters degrees in Engineering from IIT Kharagpur. Outside work, I love spending my time reading and watching documentaries.