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Stamford Entrepreneur Honored With Forbes 30-Under-30 Award

Nitesh Banta, a Stamford native, was recently featured in a 30-Under-30 story by Forbes.
Nitesh Banta, a Stamford native, was recently featured in a 30-Under-30 story by Forbes. Photo Credit: Roughdraft.vc

STAMFORD, Conn. -- A Stamford man was featured in Forbes in its 30-Under-30 story, honored for his worth with business startups.

Nitesh Banta, 28, was raised in Stamford. He and partner, Peter Boyce, founded Rough Draft Ventures, a firm that helps student entrepreneurs receive up to $25,000 to start a company.

Banta and Boyce have helped 30 startups go on to raise $70 million in later investment through the fund, the Forbes story said.

Banta is a former member of the founding team of car-sharing company Getaround and the CEO of Summer Workation.

He is also an investor at General Catalyst, where he focuses on early-stage technology businesses. Nitesh started Summer Workation while he was a student at Harvard. He was later on the founding team of Getaround, a car-sharing service, while he was a student at Singularity University.

Banta is also a graduate of Stamford High School, where he played on the tennis team.

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