Nikhil Kalghatgi

Venture Advisor

Location:  San Francisco; New York

Nikhil Kalghatgi serves as Venture Advisor to Green Sands Equity.  He was a partner at Vast Ventures, investing in world-positive early-stage and late-stage companies. He has invested across technology including space exploration, healthcare, energy, software, and transportation. Recent investments include Elon Musk's Hyperloop and Peter Diamandis's Planetary Resources.


Nikhil previously worked at SoftBank Capital where the portfolio included Alibaba, FitBit, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post and many more.  Nikhil also founded Partner 6, a hedge fund focused on large-cap, value-based strategies and joined the founding team of Localytics building mobile analytics. 


Nikhil spent several years as an engineer in the military intelligence sector before completing his MBA at Harvard Business School. Nikhil started and hosts the Necker Summit with Richard Branson on his island, where he brings together global leader and innovators from early to late stages of entrepreneurship to inspire ideas and products that create a different kind of billionaire - one who impacts a billion people. 


He had his own rock band in his younger days.


Harvard Business School

Tufts University