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KANWAL REKHI

Managing Partner

Venture Investor since 1994

Operating Experience: 3-time CEO and first Indian American

Founder and CEO to IPO on NASDAQ

32

No. of companies

Invested

$9.9B

Total amount 

Invested

No. of Successful

exits

5x

Return on Capital

Kanwal was the first Silicon Valley Indo-American Founder and CEO to take a venture-backed company public on the NASDAQ. He then became high profile super-angel while co-founding and leading TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) into the largest global mentoring network for Indian entrepreneurs. Subsequently he was a founding Managing Director at Inventus Capital. He has served on dozens of corporate boards.He earned a BSEE from IIT-Bombay and an MSEE along with Honorary Doctorate from Michigan Tech in both Engineering and Business.


He also a philanthropic leader and founded the Kanwal Rekhi School of Information Technology at IIT-Bombay and the Kanwal and Ann Rekhi Hall, which houses the College of Computing, at Michigan Technological University. He has served on many nonprofit boards and is currently a Board member of RAND Corp Center for Asia Pacific Policy.

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INVESTMENTS:

Ambit (ACQ: Cadence)

Book Surge (ACQ: AMZN)

Cybermedia (IPO + ACQ)

Espresso Logic (ACQ: CA Technologies)

Exodus (IPO)

Genwi (ACQ: Persistent)

Health AtoZ (ACQ: United Health)

Instantis (ACQ: Oracle)

Intellivision (ACQ: Nortek)

Kaboodle (ACQ: Hearst Media)

Metamata (ACQ: WebGain)

NetMagic (ACQ: NTT)

NexTag (ACQ: Providence)

Pinnacle Systems (IPO)

Placeware (ACQ: Microsoft)

Poshmark (IPO)

RedEnvelope (IPO: REDE)

Rightworks (ACQ: ICG)

Sensys (ACQ: Thermawave)

Sierra Atlantic (ACQ: Hitachi)

Statx (ACQ: TapClicks)

Zeitnet (ACQ: Cabletron)