A Venture Capitalist is a firm or an individual who predominantly invest in established business or those startups which have started earning a substantial revenue from their business and there is a greater sense of security in terms of future prospects of the concerned company.
There are many top Indian Venture Capitalists. A few of them are as mentioned below –
- Sameer Gandhi –
He is the 1st Indian Venture Capitalists from Maryland who associated with Accel partners since the year 2008. He is graduated from MIT and Stanford Graduate School of Business. Since the departure of Jim Breyer, he has been successful in gaining relevant muscle in the organization. He had involved in the investments like in Bookmyshow, Flipkart, Freshworkers, Dropbox & Drone maker DJI which is surely some of the most noticeable organizations today. He works closely with Accel’s India team and prior to Accel, he was a partner at Sequoia. He led investments in organizations like Gracenote, Trulia, Sourcefire, Barracuda Networks, etc.
- Promod Haque-
Promod Haque is associated with Norwest Venture Partners in capacity of senior managing partner. He specializes in healthcare IT. He has invested in more than 70 firms and he has produced more than $40 billion in exit values. He also helped over twenty portfolio organizations go public and rest thirty get developed. In 2013, his most relevant deal has been FireEye which is a cyber-security firm, and had the 2nd best IPO in US. His current investments includes Dtex Systems, Health Catalyst, Palerra, Care Cloud & Shape Security.
- Salil Deshpande-
Salil Deshpande has a special interest in open source software and infrastructure. His portfolio organizations include Aria systems, Mulesoft, Typesafe, Redis Labs, Hazlecast, Engine Yard, etc. His forethought has always paid him a handsome amount of money & that’s why his early Series A bet of $25 million estimation on Lending Club has been such a great success. Currently, he has invested in in-memory computing and raised a Bain Capital cryptocurrency fund.
- Navin Chadda-
Navin Chadda is a typical Indian IIT-Delhi alumnus with Bollywood & cricket in his heart. He is recently serving as Managing Director at Mayfield fund. He manages the organization & customer branch in India, China and U.S. Organizations from which he has numerous expectations and is recently invested in India’s Matrimonial Site Bharat Matrimony, mobile fashion marketplace Poshmark customer indentity, data platform MapR, etc. Being a Venture Capitalists, he has had the fortune of supporting business tycoons of over fourty organizations in the US and India. In which 13 organizations have gone public & 15 have been developed.
- Asheem Chandna –
Currently, Asheem Chandna is a partner at Greylock Partners holding a Master Degree of Science from Case Western Reserve University. His main emphasis has been on organization’s infrastructure, cyber security and data management in his thirteen long years of association with VC. His most popular exits involve Palo Alto Networks IPO in 2012 and Arista Networks IPO in 2014. Cyber security delivers as a great trade prospect as business unease over their information storage is enhancing almost identical to how the attention raises while looking a game of cat and mouse as per to Chadna.
- Deven Parekh-
Deven Parekh holds a number of high profile posts at topmost organizations like Tisch MS Research Center (NY), Publicolor, Insight Venture Partners etc.
He also contributes enthusiastically in making wine with his wife in Argentina. Currently, he was included in making a $150 million capitalization in Automatic which is the parent organization of blogging website Word Press and also involved in Diligent which is New Zealand based private software enterprise.