Computer Science '19

Siddant Basnet

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Real Life Impact.

Favorite CVC project-related memory was when the VC Client I had worked with as a novice first-semester analyst sent out an email saying that he landed a place on a $50M VC deal led by Sequoia and that our team's work had helped him a lot. It really helped me see that my interests were actually helpful to someone.

 

About Me

Siddant is a senior in the College of Arts & Sciences studying Computer Science. He's from Kathmandu, Nepal, loves startup culture and has interned at bunch of startups including one in the music industry; he aspires to continue his career in product management after graduation. Siddant joined CVC in his fall sophomore year and is currently a Project Manager. He likes rock music and pretends to be a soccer pundit.

Major/Year:

Computer Science '19, minor in Philosophy

Home:

Kathmandu, Nepal

Semester Joined:

Fall '16

Projects:

Envision, Touchdown

Professional:

After freshman year, I worked at a Media & Enterntainment startup called Karma Records as a Software Engineering (SWE) Intern. The next summer I initially started working as a SWE intern at StartupTree here in Ithaca. Midway through I transitioned to a Product Management role and really loved the work I did. This summer I worked as a Product Manager Intern at Chegg at their HQ in Santa Clara, CA which was an awesome experience. Recuriting is tough; feel free to reach out -- I'm happy to talk more about my experiences.

Personal:

In my little spare time, I love listening to the Doors, playing my guitar and daydreaming.

Nikhil Dhawan

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CVC is family.

CVC has been the most valuable of my Cornell experiences. Through the club, I have not only expanded my interests and skills but have also developed many close friendships and gained great mentors.

 

About Me

Nikhil is a senior from Poughkeepsie, NY and is a Computer Science major in the College of Engineering. He joined CVC in Spring 2017 and has since worked on projects with Cayuga Venture Fund, OpenView Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Envision Ventures. His professional experiences include summer internships as an analyst at The Blackstone Group and as a researcher at Cornell Tech. On campus, as a Cornell Rawlings Scholar, Nikhil conducts human-robot interaction research with Dr. Guy Hoffman. In his spare time, Nikhil avidly follows football and is a fan of the New York Jets.

Major/Year:

Computer Science '19, minor in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Home:

Poughkeepsie, NY

Semester Joined:

Spring '17

Projects:

BVP, OpenView, CVF, Envision

Professional:

This past summer I worked as a technology analyst at The Blackstone Group. The summer before, I worked in an HRI lab at Cornell Tech. My professional and academic interests lie in HRI and Machine Learning research. On campus, I work with Dr. Guy Hoffman to explore how intelligent robotic agents can work side-by-side with humans in design spaces and aspire to further pursue such research in graduate school.

Personal:

Outside of classes, I enjoy watching football and follow the New York Jets.