October 29, 2018

The VentureFizz Podcast: Nilanjana Bhowmik - Co-Founder and General Partner at Converge

For the 51st episode of our podcast, I interviewed Nilanjana Bhowmik, General Partner at Converge, an early stage venture firm based in Cambridge that she co-founded with her partner Maia Heymann.

Nilanjana has 23 years of experience as a venture capitalist, investment banker, and an operating executive. Prior to starting Converge, Nilanjana was a General Partner at Longworth Venture Partners where she led the firm’s investments in enterprise tech.

In addition to her current role as a venture capitalist, she is also the President of TiE-Boston, an organization that fosters the entrepreneurial scene in the Greater Boston area.

In this episode of our podcast, we cover:

  • Her passion for distance running and how it related to her role as an investor, where helping entrepreneurs build a business is ultimately a marathon and not a sprint.
  • Her background growing up in India, plus how she came to the US where she ultimately played a key role in helping Object Design, a company that launched the first object-oriented database, grow to the point of going public. 
  • The “breakthrough potential” she looks for when making an investment.
  • What led her to take on the role of President at TiE-Boston.
  • The potential “50-plus year” industry trend that she’s currently keeping her eye on.
  • Plus, a lot more!

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Keith Cline is the Founder of VentureFizz. Follow him on Twitter: @kcline6.