Mr. Nikhil Trivedi serves as Partner and Managing Director at Shasta Ventures. He serves as Board Member at Literati and Tally Technologies. By the time Nikhil graduated from college, he co-founded three startups, including a direct mailing business, an art discovery website and a greeting card social enterprise. He also serves as a Board Member at The Farmer's Dog and served as the Board Observer at Bloc. Today, as an associate at Shasta Ventures and advisor to The Thiel Fellowship's 20 Under 20 program, Nikhil focuses on discovering, encouraging, and mentoring the next generation of entrepreneurs. At Shasta, he looks to partner with entrepreneurs building companies that leverage mobile technology as a key enabler for success. Nikhil is also interested in health and education tech companies. Born in the UK, Nikhil was raised in three countries on three continents. He discovered a love of entrepreneurship as a student at Princeton University. In his sophomore year Nikhil co-founded Artsy, an online platform for discovering and collecting art. In 2010, Nikhil co-founded My Card My Story, a social venture that sells greeting cards featuring the stories and art of children in Mumbai, India as a way to raise funds for their education. Before joining Shasta in 2012, Nikhil was a member of the investment team at Insight Venture Partners in New York. Nikhil earned an A.B. in Molecular Biology with a certificate in finance from Princeton University, where he won the Spirit of Princeton award and was co-president of the Princeton Entrepreneurship Club for two years.