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Nitin Pachisia

Unshackled Ventures
Founding Partner
Nitin Pachisia is a founding partner of Unshackled Ventures, the only early stage venture capital fund designed specifically for immigrant founded startups in the U.S. The fund leads investments at the earliest stages, often pre-product, working alongside founders from day 0. In addition to investing capital, Unshackled provides complete immigration solution to portfolio founders, including employment and visa sponsorship.

Nitin has appeared on NBC, NPR, CCTV, has been featured in various publications including Forbes, WSJ, Financial Times, Techcrunch, CNN, and has been an op-ed contributor in the Huffington Post and ReCode. Nitin is actively engaged as mentor or otherwise at Stanford University, Babson, Alchemist Accelerator, GTWY, Founder Institute, among others.

Being an immigrant himself and having founded startups while on a visa in U.S., Nitin understands the venture resources immigrant founders need, besides capital. He is focused on making sure that immigrant founders are not slowed down by immigration in their pursuit of building companies and creating jobs in America.

Nitin has a special focus on investing in the Midwest and has been spending time with entrepreneurs, universities, accelerators, and investors in the Midwest.