What is SAIF Partners’ investment thesis; Festive sales generate over $1B GMV

In a conversation with YourStory, Mridul Arora, Managing Director, SAIF Partners, speaks about the fund’s investment thesis, philosophy, and the key investment trends.

4th Oct 2019
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For many years now, Mridul Arora, Managing Director, SAIF Partners, has been focussing on consumer internet businesses in the fintech and healthtech space. Speaking about his investment philosophy, he says the Indian startup ecosystem today has seen a sea of change. In a conversation with YourStory, Mridul speaks about the fund’s investment thesis, philosophy, and the key investment trends.


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