Augment Ventures January 2024

Happy New Year from the Augment Team!

Augment portfolios 2023As we step into 2024, we’re filled with gratitude for the remarkable journey we’ve shared with our incredible entrepreneurs, dedicated team, and supportive community.

In 2023 we added three new team members and invested in five innovative companies poised to disrupt their respective industries. This past year has been a testament to resilience, innovation, and the relentless pursuit of growth. Together, we’ve navigated challenges, celebrated milestones, and fostered groundbreaking ideas that continue to shape the future.

Looking ahead, we’re excited for what’s to come. We thought we’d share interesting articles on how others predict 2024 will look: TechCrunch, Gartner, PwC, US News, Crunchbase. We believe this new year holds immense potential and opportunities for growth, innovation, and positive impact. We’re committed to continuing our support for visionary entrepreneurs and disruptive startups that are building a better tomorrow. If you have any startups or entrepreneurs you think we should be in touch with reach out to us on LinkedIn or our contact page.

Thank you for being a part of our journey. Here’s to a year filled with success, breakthroughs, and transformative experiences.

Happy 2024! Let’s make it a year to remember!

Introducing Praachi Jain Mehta!

Praachi Jain MehtaPraachi joined the team in December as Chief of Staff at Augment. She brings a strong background in entrepreneurship and consulting.

Praachi began her career in Marketing and Advertising at Dentsu Singapore and later went on to become an entrepreneur in the education consulting space. She has a rich experience of managing teams, developing client relationships and forging partnerships as an entrepreneur for over 3 years.

Praachi holds a bachelor’s in economics from Nagoya University, Japan and New York University; and a Masters in Technopreneurship and Innovation from NTU Singapore.

To get to know her better, here’s a Q&A:

What drew you to early-stage venture? What truly drew me to early-stage venture is the unique opportunity it presents to be part of the entrepreneurial journey at its most critical and exciting phase. The chance to work with visionary founders and to contribute to shaping foundational industries and technologies at the ground level is incredibly motivating. At Augment, along with the exceptionally talented and experienced team, I look forward to leveraging my experience and insights to identify and support promising ventures that have the potential to make a significant impact in their respective fields.

Having lived in many countries, which is one of your favorites? Among the countries I’ve lived in, Singapore stands out as a favorite. My time there was more than just academic; it was where I started my professional journey. Singapore’s safe, vibrant atmosphere and its blend of modernity and tradition made it an enriching experience. While India is always home, Singapore holds a special place in my heart. I also have fond memories of Japan and the USA, and I’d love to return to Japan to experience the beautiful cherry blossoms in spring.

Favorite hobbies? I enjoy a variety of hobbies, including watching movies, cooking, and baking, particularly experimenting with cakes and unique icing techniques. I’m also passionate about dancing and yoga, often leading sessions for friends and family.

Look out for the “Augment Expert Series”

Augment is thrilled to launch the “Augment Expert Series” podcast hosted by Sonali Vijayavargiya! The podcast will be doing deep dives into the world of innovation and entrepreneurship with insights from industry leaders and experts. Stay tuned for episode 1 coming out shortly!
Podcast series

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