On November 12, 2021, Nitin Pachisia, Founding Partner at Unshackled Ventures joined Dr. Sunny Zhang, General Partner of Born Global Ventures at a virtual event to talk about Starting Companies as Immigrant Founders. Starting a company is hard. Starting a company as an immigrant is even harder. Nitin addressed the challenges and opportunities for immigrant founders in the US. 

Nitin is a founding partner of Unshackled Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm that focuses on investing and supporting immigrant entrepreneurs. Unshackled Ventures does more than just provide capital to fund the most ambitious founders; they designed their solution to provide immigration support and services at no cost to founders, to help optimize a founder’s time in building the future. This formula has sustained a portfolio of 60+ companies in a diverse range of industries. Before Unshackled, Nitin ran finance and strategy for edtech startup Kno (acquired by Intel in 2013) that raised over $90M of funding from some of the top VCs including a16z, First Round Capital, and Floodgate. Before Kno, Nitin immigrated from India to work at Deloitte where he focused on helping tech startups with growth, exits, and strategic initiatives. Nitin Pachisia has sat in several seats in the venture ecosystem and those experiences pushed him to create the same if not better access for others.

Many thanks to our event partners, business angel Minority association – baMa, First Bight Ventures, Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce, Impact Hub Houston, Indonesian American Chamber of Commerce Southeastern Central USA, ITA Houston Italian Trade Agency, Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs, Texas West Africa Chamber of Commerce (TWACC), Women in AI USA and Z LAB Global for their kind support. 

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