Chandar Lal

Research Lead
I'm inspired by founders who take an unorthodox view on the future, and prove themselves right through sheer force of execution.

Hi – I'm Chandar. I joined Mosaic on returning to London from Silicon Valley, where I was part of the corporate development team at Sequoia. There, I worked on research, diligence, strategic partnerships, and M&A – in categories including fintech, media, supply chain, mobility, and B2B SaaS.

Before moving into venture capital, I started my career in strategy consulting, working with financial institutions around the world. Helping enterprises “innovate" was both fascinating and frustrating. What led me to venture capital was the desire to help create better products and services at scale.

I grew up between cultures, born in the UK to newly-migrated Pakistani parents. This multilingual upbringing sparked curiosity on the structure of language, and eventually led me to two degrees in literature.

On the weekends, you'll often find me reading, cooking, or cycling uphill slowly.

Chandar Lal

Research Lead
I'm inspired by founders who take an unorthodox view on the future, and prove themselves right through sheer force of execution.

Hi – I'm Chandar. I joined Mosaic on returning to London from Silicon Valley, where I was part of the corporate development team at Sequoia. There, I worked on research, diligence, strategic partnerships, and M&A – in categories including fintech, media, supply chain, mobility, and B2B SaaS.

Before moving into venture capital, I started my career in strategy consulting, working with financial institutions around the world. Helping enterprises “innovate" was both fascinating and frustrating. What led me to venture capital was the desire to help create better products and services at scale.

I grew up between cultures, born in the UK to newly-migrated Pakistani parents. This multilingual upbringing sparked curiosity on the structure of language, and eventually led me to two degrees in literature.

On the weekends, you'll often find me reading, cooking, or cycling uphill slowly.

Chandar Lal

Research Lead
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I'm inspired by founders who take an unorthodox view on the future, and prove themselves right through sheer force of execution.

Hi – I'm Chandar. I joined Mosaic on returning to London from Silicon Valley, where I was part of the corporate development team at Sequoia. There, I worked on research, diligence, strategic partnerships, and M&A – in categories including fintech, media, supply chain, mobility, and B2B SaaS.

Before moving into venture capital, I started my career in strategy consulting, working with financial institutions around the world. Helping enterprises “innovate" was both fascinating and frustrating. What led me to venture capital was the desire to help create better products and services at scale.

I grew up between cultures, born in the UK to newly-migrated Pakistani parents. This multilingual upbringing sparked curiosity on the structure of language, and eventually led me to two degrees in literature.

On the weekends, you'll often find me reading, cooking, or cycling uphill slowly.

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