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Managing Partner, Veddis Ventures
Founder & Trustee, Plaksha University
IIM Calcutta (MBA)
IIT Delhi (B.Tech. Electrical Engineering)
Vikrant Bhargava is the Managing Partner and Founder of Veddis, a multi-asset investment company. He was previously co-founder and Marketing Director of PartyGaming Plc, where he spearheaded the company's growth from a startup in 2000 to a FTSE 100 business at its IPO on the London Stock Exchange in 2005.
After stepping down from PartyGaming, Vikrant has been an active investor and mentor to technology start-ups, while also building a geographically diverse, real estate investment business at Veddis.
Vikrant tries to spend approximately half his working time on philanthropic activities. In addition to supporting multiple high impact initiatives via the Veddis Foundation in the UK and India, Vikrant is passionate about transforming high school children’s relationship with STEM. In 2018, he founded FIRST UK (FIRSTUK.org), a high growth organization that aims to equip the next generation with the technical knowledge and core life skills needed to tackle tomorrow's challenges using robotics.
He is also the Chairman of Founders Pledge, an organization that works closely with entrepreneurs to help maximize the impact of their giving.
He is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (1994) and Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (1996).