Prior to joining Octopus, Shamik was a founding member of the TenX Health fund. He also worked at the National Association of Primary Care and helped roll out its Digital Programme, which continues to serve as an accelerator and scale up for UK and European health tech companies. He also brings relevant experience from Cerracap Ventures, a leading midsize venture capital fund based in California, where he was involved across a number of VC activities ranging from deal sourcing, due diligence, market deep dives, creating investment theses for new investments and fundraising support.
Shamik began his professional career at a boutique hedge fund where he was involved in managing, financing, and developing commodity supply chains as well as supporting artisanal mining programmes in Bolivia, Turkey & Papua New Guinea.
Shamik holds an MSc Finance & Management degree from the University of Exeter and completed his thesis on Private Equity Buy & Build strategies.