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Ambar Bhattacharyya is a vice president in BVP’s Boston office, USA.
Ambar holds an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in economics and a B.A. in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated magna cum laude. He currently is the co-Chair of New England Venture Network (NEVN). Ambar also serves on the Board of UP Academy of Boston, an in-district turnaround charter school.
In 2012, he was selected by the World Economic Forum as a Global Shaper, a group of leaders under the age of 30 charged with catalyzing positive social change in their respective communities.
In his words for O&M juniors:
I work in the field of healthcare venture capital, and my journey was certainly dictated by my upbringing. My father is a physician, and I spent much of my youth working in his office, going to local community health fairs, and learning how healthcare worked. I loved the concept of being able to focus my career in a field where my contributions would be able to improve the world directly around me.
After working in management consulting after my undergraduate studies, I ventured into the world of healthcare companies by joining MinuteClinic, an operator of retail health clinics. That experience spurred me to look for other potentially disruptive innovations in healthcare, which is what motivated me to become a venture capitalist.
Over the course of my career, I exposed myself to as many different environments as I could to understand how different parts of the world work. I have spent time working for large Fortune 50 companies, small startups, non-profits, for-profits, and for the government. I would encourage others to do the same, not only to help find your calling.
The advice was addressed to O&M JC tuition classes' students.
but also to be able to better understand the perspective of others in the future.