Meet some of the 200+ investors coming to SURGE

Meet some of the 200+ investors coming to SURGE

February 12, 2016 by Eoghan McNeill

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We’ve got over 200 leading investors from some of world’s biggest funds and a solid crew of angels coming to SURGE.

NEA, Sequoia, 500 Startups, Accel Partners, Matrix Partners, Blume Ventures, and Kalaari Capital will all be represented.

Meet some of the people they’re sending…

Tarun Sharma – Managing Partner – NEA

Tarun heads NEA’s activity in India. NEA is the largest venture capital fund in the world, and Tarun brings extensive private equity experience to his role.

NEA are also sponsoring the Office Hours at SURGE, an initiative that will see SURGE startups hold 15-minute meetings with leading investors.

Dave McClure – Founder – 500 Startups

615x350xDave.jpg.pagespeed.ic.e22MLBW6vc Dave is a coder and entrepreneur-turned-investor who is now Founding General Partner at 500 Startups in Silicon Valley.

Established in 2010, 500 Startups has invested $100 million over the course of 1,000 investments, holds $170 million in assets, and has produced two unicorns.

Vani Kola – Managing Partner – Kalaari Capital

Vola Vani is one of the most active female investors in India and is considered one of the most powerful women in Indian business.

Having founded two successful Silicon Valley startups, Certus Software and RightWorks, Vani returned to India in 2006.

Her notable investments include Snapdeal, Myntra and Apps Daily.

Mahesh Murthy – Managing Partner – seedfund

Manesh Mahesh has invested in companies that went on to achieve two of India’s biggest ever exits: redBus and CarWale.

A self-proclaimed net neutrality activist, Mahesh recently criticised Facebook’s Free Basics.

He’s also a must-follow Twitter user, and the most followed Quora user in India.

Sanjit Singh Dang – Investment Director – Intel Capital

Sanjit is a US-based investor who completed his PhD in engineering at the University of Illinois in a record time: two years and nine months after his undergrad.

Sanjit is an expert on machine learning and he’ll be speaking on the subject at SURGE.

Over the course of his career, Sanjit has invested in Facebook, Twitter and MongoDB.

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About the Author

Eoghan McNeill
Eoghan is a former journalist from Donegal on Ireland’s north west coast. In his spare time, he enjoys reading things he hasn’t written.