The almanac of Kanwaljit Singh—Part I

The founder of Fireside Ventures talks about building and returning a fund that is now at the forefront of the Indian consumer startup story.

In India’s Silicon Valley and in a business where much is made out of little, Kanwaljit Singh’s Fireside Ventures stands out. Consider this: in less than seven years, Fireside has returned 2.1 times its Fund I already. By the looks of it, this number could inch closer to 5x by the time the fund cycle is over. 

The story of Fireside begins in 2018. Singh was running his personal investment office and at some point, decided that there was enough to turn that office into a thesis for a full-fledged fund. He got some partners on board and pitched his …


Harveen Ahluwalia

Harveen is a co-founder at The Morning Context, and leads our Internet coverage, overseeing a team of reporters writing on startups and tech. She has previously worked as a media, consumer and tech reporter at The Ken and Mint. At The Morning Context, she writes on startups, venture capital, consumer and media businesses—from e-commerce to healthtech to streaming.

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