Tanvi Bhalinge

Associate, Legal

Tanvi joined Lightbox in January 2019 and focuses her efforts on financial and legal aspects of investments.

After her law degree from ILS Law College in Pune, Tanvi began working at AZB & Partners in Mumbai working early mornings and late nights with the Capital Markets team on IPO listings on the stock exchange for many of India's blue chip companies.

After working with AZB for 3 years, she moved to a new role as a Senior Legal Advisor for the M&A team at LegaLogic Consulting. Her role involved drafting and negotiation of investment agreements and diligence for startups in their early rounds of funding where she got a taste of India’s bubbling tech environment. That led her to Lightbox.

Tanvi is a national level basketball player and thoroughly enjoys her time on those courts too! More recently, she’s found a love for gardening and you will usually find her reading a book in her curated terrace garden over weekends.

Midnight musings

Once you’ve read the law, you’ll never read a letter the same way again

rt @: better ask and be rejected quickly rather than spend the rest of your life wondering “what if?”

@ that strong independent women don’t ever need to be held and taken care of!

I wonder why people feel the need to sound intelligent on Twitter and keep up appearances on Instagram? Social vali…

rt @: qotd: when we started treating humans like machines, we began confusing time spent with value created.…

rt @: deciphering the enigma of departure

@ the overall portfolio on day zero or the pro rata portfolio in year 5 from investing?

rt @: if you’re overthinking, write. if you’re underthinking, read.

If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans. My plan is to not make plans!


What does failure mean to you?
An opportunity to think about what went wrong, correct it and bounce back!

What’s your superpower?

Which is your favourite city in the world?
London and Mumbai

If you weren’t a venture capitalist, you’d be..
A restaurateur or an organic skincare formulator