Sameer Brij Verma

Current Position

Managing Director, Nexus Venture Partners

Founder, Plaksha University


Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago (B.S., Computer Engineering)


Sameer is an early-stage venture investor in over 75 companies and is a MD at Nexus Venture Partners. At Nexus, he opened and leads their Bangalore office. 


He has led investments at inception or early stages at Postman, Unacademy,,, PayTM, Zomato, Slice, Bira91, Licious, Pristyn Care, Triomics, Animall, Ultrahuman, EpiFI, Rocketlane, CapGrid, SmartStaff, Zolo, Quandl (Nasdaq), Newton School, Jumbotail, Blue Tokai, Tessolve Semiconductor amongst several others.


He is the founder and managing partner at Breakthrough Capital, Broadbridge Capital Management, & Firestone Capital Management (his vehicles to invest in listed and private tech companies globally). Sameer’s past experiences include being a founding member at Reliance Ventures (Reliance Group’s VC arm) and as an operator at Ericsson AB, UTStarcom Inc, and American Wireless Broadband. 


Sameer is also a Kamalnayan Bajaj Fellow at the Aspen Institute and also an OnDeck Health Fellow, Kautilya Fellow, member of FT’s Climate Capital Council, Global Panel Member at MIT Tech Review, and a member of VC Sector Core Council at the Indian Venture Capital Association. He was voted as ’40 under 40 Alternative Investment Professionals’ in India by IAAIF.


He has a BS in computer engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago where he was an International and Founders Scholar.