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About us

As the name indicates we are deeply inspired by the legendary Sci-fi novel -

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Being a founder is just like being the Hitchhiker taking on an arduous journey across the entrepreneurial galaxy. 


Fortytwo.vc aspires to be the co-traveller for early teams building Enterprise Tech & SaaS businesses for global markets.

Mission

Right Talent for the right markets often is the key to success.

The next wave of Enterprise Leaders will leverage technology expertise across the globe and build for deep software markets in North America. Driven by our mission of unifying geographies and building bridges, we provide a strong feet on-ground presence in respective markets.

Approach

At FortyTwo, we put the entrepreneur at the heart of everything we do, following a hands-on approach to help founders build and scale their businesses. We give founders the space to grow, sharing our experience and insight to make the crucial business decisions that propel startups to the next level

We extend an ecosystem of talent and expert resources across the enterprise value chain.

 
Portfolio

Partner Portfolio/Warehoused Companies

 
Team
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Asutosh Upadhyay

Co-founder & General Partner

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Venu Reddy

Co-founder & General Partner

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Karun Marwah

Venture Partner

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Dishan S Raao

Associate

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Dhruv Tripathi

Associate

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Zarina Stanford

CMO, Bazaarvoice

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Chetan Kulkarni

Product Management,
LinkedIn

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Edwin Shirley

Senior Advisor,
Fairview Capital

 
Deep Thought

In the radio series and the first novel of The Hitchhiker's Guide to Galaxy, a group of hyper-intelligent pan-dimensional beings demands to learn the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything from the supercomputer Deep Thought, specially built for this purpose. It takes Deep Thought 7+1⁄2 million years to compute and check the answer, which turns out to be 42

We know building companies can be hard. Especially if it is about taking your company global.  If you are building an Enterprise Tech or SaaS company building for global markets, drop us a note at  deepthought@fortytwo.vc

Let's seek out 42!