Empowering early-stage B2B startups

At Shift Left Ventures (SLV), we are dedicated to supporting early-stage entrepreneurs in their journey from an idea to paying customers, using our unique 777 strategy.

Our approach

The 777 Strategy:
Idea to paying customer in
7 months

Our 777 strategy is designed to help entrepreneurs in the B2B space navigate the early stages of their startup journey with ease and confidence. Here's how it works:

/ 01

7 Days

Define and attack your market, identify buyer problems, and understand the competitive landscape.

/ 02

7 Weeks

Test buyer acceptance and refine your value proposition.

/ 03

7 Months

Launch your product to paying customers with our support.

We are committed to enabling your success at every step of the journey.


Hear from our startup community

"Satish and his team were very helpful in building an initial version of our product. This helped us get in front of potential customers very quickly""

Arunim Samat

CEO, TrueLaw

"Satish ran a design sprint for us to evolve from idea-to-prototype. As an early stage company with just the founding team, the output of the design sprint really moved the needle for us in our early customer and investor engagements "

Shreyas Sadalgi & Thomas Donnelly

Co-founders, Amplifier Security
about us

Who we are

Shift Left Ventures is a venture capital firm that specializes in accelerating early-stage B2B startups. Founded by a team of industry experts and entrepreneurs, we understand the unique challenges faced by early-stage startups and are dedicated to helping them overcome these obstacles. ‍

Venky Karnam

Founder, Shift Left Ventures

Venky and Satish started Shift Left Ventures to not just invest capital in pre-seed companies but to also help the founders build their MVP product. Venky was a Venture Partner at Afore Capital before starting SLV. An engineer by training, he was a founding engineer at AdMob which was successfully acquired by Google for $750M. He has successfully invested in over 30 companies including unicorns like Meesho, Groww, Iterable and Clear Tax.
IIT Madras. Northwestern University.

Satish Madhira

Founder, Shift Left Ventures

Satish is a 3x entrepreneur whose very first company - YASU technologies - was successfully acquired by SAP. After integrating YASU with SAP, he joined TVS Capital where he focussed on investments in Indian technology companies. He then went on to found Dealivore - a group buying platform - which competed with companies like Snapdeal and Groupon. He is also the founder and CEO of Zemoso Labs.  
IIT Madras.


Are you an early-stage B2B startup looking to accelerate your journey from idea to paying customers? We'd love to hear from you. Get in touch with our team to learn more about how Shift Left Ventures can support your growth and success.