My guest today is Shiv Sharma. Shiv is based in Singapore and is the Head of International at Stocktwits. He has previously worked a range of tech investing roles including those in Venture Capital, Private Equity, Public Equities, and Investment Banking. You can follow him on Twitter @shivsharma_5 and Stocktwits @sks986 where you can track his portfolio in real-time.
In this conversation, we cover the future of investing, the communities behind it, and the opportunities for Indian retail investors. I hope you enjoy my conversation with Shiv Sharma.
For the full show notes, transcript, and links to mentioned content, check out the episode page on https://compoundingpodcast.com/ep8
[00:00:31] - [First question] - Introduction and Background
[00:03:18] - Why Shiv didn’t originally enjoy public equities
[00:04:09] - Differences between late-stage growth and public investing
[00:06:44] - Areas of growth and opportunities in public market investing today
[00:09:05] - The macro-environment and managing risk going forward
[00:12:22] - After being inside the VC bubble, challenges of investing outside it?
[00:14:07] - What should retail investors know?
[00:16:14] - Edges that retail investors aren't taking advantage of
[00:17:23] - How should retail investors find investing trends?
[00:20:57] - What attracts Shiv to public growth stocks
[00:22:19] - Will the top VC’s always have access to the best companies early on?
[00:24:22] - Where is retail investing heading?
[00:26:14] - Communities role in investing going forward
[00:29:06] - Being anonymous vs open in communities?
[00:30:02] - Aspects of the creator economy to be excited about
[00:33:25] - Why Shiv joined Stocktwits
[00:36:07] - Why launch Stocktwits in India?
[00:39:46] - General themes and trends in Indian equities
[00:41:16] - India and it’s unicorns
[00:43:08] - India’s strengths vs other markets
[00:47:14] - Most undervalued life experience
[00:49:32] - If Shiv was 18 again
Connect with Shiv:
Connect with Shiv on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shiv-sharma-5a610119/
Follow Shiv on Twitter: https://twitter.com/shivsharma_5
Follow Shiv on StockTwits: https://stocktwits.com/sks986
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