Jay Bansal

  • Degree Programme: Masters in Financial Analysis
  • Global Nationality: Indian

Education: Bachelors, NMIMS University, India; graduated in 2020

Topic(s) studied: Business Administration

Interested in: Corporate advisory, startups and venture capital

My greatest challenge when I applied to business school was: Creating a clear timeline for all tasks involved in the application process

About me: Prior to joining London Business School, I worked with early-stage investors and startups based in North America, Europe and South Asia. My experience includes sectors such as PropTech, SpaceTech and healthcare.

I graduated in 2020 with a BBA degree and a lot of uncertainty about the career path I wanted to pursue. I prioritised gaining exposure to multiple geographies and industries – so over time I took on roles with a social impact startup, a real estate consultancy and an early-stage venture fund. I also started consulting startups and helping investors source deals and conduct market research. Though mostly virtual (thanks to COVID), these experiences helped me gain clarity on the kind of work that interests me and, just as importantly, what doesn’t.

I decided to move to London for my Masters to get closer to the tech and startup ecosystem in Europe, and to find employment opportunities that could maximise my early career growth. London Business School was the natural first choice and I picked the MFA programme to build a deeper expertise in finance. At LBS, I am an Executive Committee member of the Private Equity & Venture Capital Club and Board Games Club. I have a passion for sports science and music, and spend my free time practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and the piano, or playing poker with friends.

Three topics I can be approached about: LBS clubs and community; investment banking/private equity recruitment; venture capital in London

Email address: jbansal.mfa2022@london.edu