• vignesh ramanujam

    "balance is everything." privately active in public markets & publicly active in private markets.

     

    now

    2021-present, partner at lok capital —— i lead series A/B investing in technology for impact.
    current AUM of >$300M + portfolio market cap of >$2B, deployed $200M+ into 37 companies —— generating 24 exits (5 IPOs).

     

    entrepreneur —— seeker, founder, investor, board member, operator, advisor, partner, friend.

    investing —— in household names, hopefully before they become household names. select investments/board seats:

    chaicup, kaching, smiles.ai, karkinos, tortoise, basis, yellow metal, pencilton, khyaal, prescribe, podium, the eplane company, codingal, auntfloh, neer, skyber, curtn, customfit, culturelytics, startuploan +++

     

    story

    2016-present, solo VC —— 35+ early-stage venture investments across india, singapore & the US

    2014-2016, founded currency x, folded in light of prevailing regulatory constraints in india

    2013-2015, master's in finance at the grenoble école de management, based in europe

    2012-2012, fixed income, currencies & commodities (ficc) at the macquarie group, singapore

    2009-2012, read politics & economics at the university of leicester, united kingdom

    2010-2010, transaction advisory services (tas) at ernst & young, middle east & north africa region

    2004-2009, graduated high school from uwcsea, singapore

    2002-2004, middle school in dubai, uae

    1993-2001, lower school in manama, bahrain

    1991-1993, "hello, world" in india

     

    socially

    1. twitter ----- thoughts, musings, spaces & event updates —— on life & startups

    2. linkedin ---- impact, academia & other (usually) productive experiences

    3. instagram --- photographs, video —— personal moments & visual chronicle

     

    generally

    speaker & panelist —— junior tennis pro —— carnatic music student & rasika —— thinker from first principles

     

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