New digital scripts India will play to in the post-pandemic world and beyond

With Haresh Chawla, Partner, True North

The pandemic has clearly altered and accelerated India’s digital transformation journey. India has already produced 16 unicorns in the first six months of 2021 compared to 10 in the whole of 2020. Haresh Chawla, rated among the country’s most influential commentators in identifying the big shifts in India’s economy, society, and its future, will explain why the country’s digital landscape will never be the same again in the post-pandemic world.

At True North, Chawla focuses on investments in the food and consumer sectors where he identifies and helps transform mid-sized businesses. True North closed its sixth fund, from which it is currently investing, in 2019, raising about $600 million. It has earmarked about $200-250 million from its sixth fund for deals in the consumer space, particularly niche brands that are riding the digitalisation wave spurred by the pandemic-induced changes in consumer behaviour.