Aarzoo Sharma

Education

I graduated from HEC Paris in 2021 with a Master in Management with a specialization in Corporate Finance. Prior to arriving in France, I pursued my MSc in Physics and BE in Electronics and Instrumentation from BITS Pilani in India.


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Aarzoo Sharma

Analyst

Where three roads meet

Growing up in India, I had the opportunity to live in more than 10 cities and towns across the country, with different cultures and levels of socioeconomic development. Being exposed to diverse ideas in an environment characterized by grit and discipline instilled in me a sense of personal and intellectual rigor, as well as a desire to be constantly exposed to new ideas and perspectives. As a result, I spent my academic career exploring roles across functions and industries – product at an enterprise SaaS startup, supply chain digitization at a corporate and studying finance at HEC Paris. Passionate about entrepreneurship, technology and finance, I joined Aster in 2020 to work as a VC at the intersection of the 3 domains.

The Golden age of Entrepreneurship

Challenges in society have persisted throughout human existence but the availability of resources we have today is what makes it worthwhile. The democratization of entrepreneurship has opened the floodgates for innovation from an increasingly inclusive set of actors in society. Being part of the generation of investors supporting these entrepreneurs is ever so driving, especially as our roles as early-stage investors are evolving just as rapidly. As the ‘VC Product’ evolves, we now have a greater responsibility to our founders, from an increasingly operational perspective. The path to success for early-stage startups is fraught with obstacles, and as an investor, my mission is to be a part of this entrepreneurial process. This is what excites me most.

Exciting AI and software opportunities in industry

I believe that the world has yet to see some of the most exciting innovations in B2B SaaS and Marketplace businesses for industry and manufacturing. Technologies such as big data and AI can transform these legacy businesses by leveraging efficiencies and unlocking new avenues of value creation for incumbents. The very nature of pre-Series A investing implies that entrepreneurs at this stage have a unique insight into the market that most other players do not see yet; and the opportunity to support them in their product development and sales strategies on the path to reshaping their industries is truly energizing.

Education

I graduated from HEC Paris in 2021 with a Master in Management with a specialization in Corporate Finance. Prior to arriving in France, I pursued my MSc in Physics and BE in Electronics and Instrumentation from BITS Pilani in India.


What I love

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