52 minutes | Aug 19, 2021

8 | Shiv Sharma, All Things Social Finance & Tech Investing

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    ------   Show Notes: [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    ------   Stay up to date on the podcast by signing up to Curated by Kalani, where I share what I’ve been reading, learning, and watching for that week. I compress to impress and aim for maximal return on your time invested. Sign up at https://kalanis.substack.com    ------   Connect with Kalani: Sign up for Curated by Kalani: https://KalaniS.substack.com/  Visit the Compounding Curiosity PODCAST: https://CompoundingPodcast.com/  Follow Kalani Scarrott on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/ScarrottKalani/  Visit Kalani Scarrott’s BLOG: https://kscarrott.com/ 
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