Vaas is a Principal at Elevation and focuses on early stage investments in Web 3.0 and fin-tech. Before Elevation, Vaas worked with Bain & Co., where he focused on consumer technology businesses. Vaas completed his MBA from IIM Calcutta and is an Institute Gold Medal holder, and graduated with a degree in Computer Engineering from National University of Singapore (NUS).
High trust, and alignment on playing the long game are, I believe, the foundation of a successful investor-founder partnership
"Shaping the future is tough. But there are a few who embark on that journey with unshakeable belief and persistence; and few places match the energy and possibilities in India today. I feel privileged to partner with these change-makers in India.
I believe that the most successful founders stand-out because of their unceasing customer-empathy. The surest sign of this in an early stage founder is their unique insight or perspective on the status quo - earned through having spent time on the problem statement, connecting unrelated dots, or by putting themselves into unique information flows.
High trust, and alignment on playing the long game are, I believe, the foundation of a successful investor-founder partnership. My truest commitment to a founder comes from the little things: listening with a true intent to listen, asking the right questions and adopting the role that will be most helpful to founders at any given time."
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