30 AND UNDER: Rising stars in NY tech who find hot startup deals and manage millions of dollars


In the competitive field of venture capital, it isn’t always easy to make it before you turn 30. To be a successful investor in early-stage companies, you have to be a savvy deal-maker, a self-starter, and keep up-to-date on technologies that could one day disrupt established markets.

We’ve rounded up a list of those ahead of the curve: Venture capitalists under the age of 30 who are sourcing deals and leading investments in New York’s venture capital scene.

In addition to our own research, we reached out to top firms and investors in New York for nominations on noteworthy up-and-comers in the city’s tech scene to come up with our final list. Here they are:

Nimay Mehta is a General Partner at Lead Edge Capital. He focuses on internet-marketplaces and application software businesses in North America, Latin America, and Europe.

Age: 29

Position: General Partner, Lead Edge Capital

Deals he’s led: Mehta has led investments in companies like Spotify, Uber, BlaBlaCar, Clearscore, Deliveryhero, and Vivareal, as well as SaaS companies like Drillinginfo, Mindbody (IPO), Marketo (IPO) and Turnitin.