About the speaker
Rajesh is a pioneer in investing in direct-to-consumer companies in India. Currently a Managing Director at Kalaari Capital, his investment interests span consumer categories in retail, education and mobile. His portfolio includes Cashkaro.com, Simplilearn, Magzter, Ovenfresh, Truweight, Embibe, Swipe Telecom, Superprofs, Truebil and Shopalyst.
Rajesh returned from the US in 2006, drawn by the immense potential that India presents for entrepreneurs in reshaping the country. He has been a part of the startup ecosystem ever since.
In a career spanning over 20 years, Rajesh has had a broad set of experiences in the technology industry across product development, sales, M&A, equity research and private equity. He currently serves on the boards of several companies. Rajesh has an MBA (Hons) from the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago, a Master’s in engineering from Marquette University and Bachelor’s in Engineering from BITS, Pilani.