Anthill Ventures’ Devang Mehta on why less is more; Amazon Alexa now speaks Hindi

Devang Mehta, Partner, Anthill Ventures, calls himself a typical combination of engineering and MBA. Amazon users can now interact with Alexa in Hindi.

19th Sep 2019
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Devang Mehta, Partner at Anthill Ventures, an investment firm with offices in Hyderabad and Mumbai, calls himself a typical combination of an engineer and an MBA graduate. Today, Devang is responsible for fund marketing, devising fund strategy, investments, and advising portfolio companies on various growth strategies. In a conversation with YourStory, Mehta discusses the firm’s investment philosophy, and how his entrepreneurship experience and being a product marketer shaped his thesis.


Devang Mehta, Anthill Ventures

Devang Mehta, Partner, Anthill Ventures


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