Gyan Kapur

Gyan joined RTP Ventures in early 2020 and became co-Managing Partner of RTP Seed, RTP Ventures’ fund dedicated to investing in seed and pre-seed stage companies, later in 2020.

Prior to joining RTP Seed, Gyan ran Bayes Ventures, an early stage fund with a similar focus. Prior to Bayes Ventures, Gyan was a Vice President at Activate Venture Partners (first investor in Medidata, a $6bb exit) and an active angel investor.

Gyan graduated from the MBA program at the Wharton School of Business. Before Wharton, Gyan worked for Gather Health, a chronic disease management startup, and Citigroup where he built and scaled businesses in foreign exchange derivatives, focusing on complex products.

What qualities do you most admire in other people?

I appreciate It when people think clearly and are conscientious.

If you could tell a budding entrepreneur three bits of wisdom what would they be?

    1. Stay mentally, physically, and emotionally healthy.
    2. The way you carry yourself and the standards you set for yourself will most likely live longer than most startups. Act with integrity.
    3. Nobody enjoys raising capital.

What’s the most rewarding aspect of the job you do?

Building companies that create real value for customers (businesses, consumers, patients, etc.) and seeing how that value creation affects them positively.

What’s your greatest life achievement so far?

Raising an extremely well behaved mini Husky.

What sector do you think will see spectacular growth in the next ten years?

Healthcare in America is broken and digital health will continue to grow as a result.