Investor Connect – Hershel Mehta of Mehta Ventures

Investor Connect – Hershel Mehta of Mehta Ventures

July 8, 2020 by investor

In this episode, Hall welcomes Hershel Mehta, Head of US Investments at Mehta Ventures.

With offices in Mumbai, India, and La Habra, California, Mehta Ventures is an independent, privately-owned boutique family office that invests in early-stage startups. Mehta Ventures has a first-cheque investing capacity for founders with relevant industry backgrounds. They also provide comprehensive startup, estate, and crypto co-investment opportunities to their trusted network of HNI families globally.

The family has a significant exposure to Indian investments, having invested in over 100 Indian startups. They aim to add value to their startups by providing unparalleled access to the Indian market through their deep network, which has been built over the past 30 years, of technology entrepreneurship and investments. Likewise, they provide warm, corporate, and family office introductions for later-stage funding. All in all, the family has invested in 140+ startups by investing in a combination of direct and indirect investment vehicles.

Hershel started his career in accounting but knew all along that he wanted to be an entrepreneur. Whilst in college, he built two businesses, but readily admits that he was not mature enough to scale or to make them succeed, and classified himself as a “want-trepreneur”. His cousin tried to offer assistance, but Hershel declined. Some years later, that same cousin invited him to join the family business, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Hershel speaks passionately about what excites him, advises both investors and entrepreneurs, and gives his views on what new applications and sectors will be important in the post-COVID-19 world.

You can visit Mehta Ventures at  

Hershel can be contacted via LinkedIn at, and via email at

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