Good returns come in small packages: Suhail Sameer’s pitch deck for OTP Ventures


Nikhil Patwardhan

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Nikhil Patwardhan

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Former BharatPe executive Suhail Sameer's OTP Ventures is raising $50 million in its first fund and is hoping to mark its first close at 40-50% by next month. The CapTable got hold of OTP Venture's pitch deck that shows the firm’s plans for its maiden venture.

May 27, 2024


Key Takeaways

  • BharatPe’s Suhail Sameer is hoping to mark the first close of OTP Ventures Fund I at 40-50% of the total $50 million corpus by June
  • OTP Ventures, which plans to invest in consumer brands and fintech startups, has already made four investment commitments through the fund
  • OTP Ventures will be investing in early-stage companies and will be the first institutional cheques for startups
  • Besides investing early, Sameer also wants to exit early for better risk-adjusted returns

Nearly a decade ago, Suhail Sameer and his college friends Kunal Suri and Saurabh Vashishtha created a WhatsApp group to chat about what to do outside office hours. The trio, colleagues at consulting heavyweight McKinsey at the time, named the group OTP, short for 'Office Time Pass.'

Ten years on, the group remains active, but instead of discussing ways to pass the time, it’s now all about startup deals. Last year, they launched their new venture, fittingly named OTP Ventures.

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