Founder of Infinity Venture, TiE New Delhi NCR and former Chairman of NASSCOM
Saurabh Srivastava is one of India’s leading entrepreneurs, investors and institution builders, widely acknowledged as one of the architects of the Indian IT Industry and as leading the creation of a vibrant entrepreneurial eco system in India. He has worked extensively in the US, UK, Singapore and India. The Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has presented him an Award for contribution to the Indian IT Industry and the the President of India has awarded him the Padma Shri.
He co-founded and Chaired key institutions of modern India focussed on entrepreneurship: NASSCOM (Indian IT Industry Association); Indian Venture Capital Association; TiE (the world’s largest organization focussed on entrepreneurship with 15,000 members across 14 countries); Indian Angel Network ,now the world’s largest investor group with 100 portfolio companies, 450 investor members globally and 7 chapters).
After a successful stint in the US and India with IBM and Unisys, he turned to entrepreneurship and founded several successful IT companies, one ranked amongst the top 20 Indian software companies. He created India’s first and highly successful private sector VC Fund, which created several marquee companies. He has been involved in investing in around 100 start-ups and has personally mentored hundreds of entrepreneurs. He sits on the boards of public companies such as YES Bank (India’s leading private sector bank), Infoedge (India’s largest consumer internet company), Lal Pathlabs (India’s largest chain of medical diagnostics labs), and has served on boards of public and private companies in the US, UK and Singapore.
His public service commitments include the Empowered Committee for PM Awards on Excellence in Public Administration, The National Innovation Council, SEBI Committee on Alternative Investment Funds, Software Technology Parks of India , Investment Committee of the Indian Government’s Fund of Funds, Bombay Stock Exchange Hi-Tech Advisory Panel, Telecom Centre of Excellence, Railway Expert Committee and the National Expert Advisory Committee on Innovation, Incubation and Technology Entrepreneurship.
He is a co-founder of Ashoka University, served on the Advisory Board of Imperial College Business School, London and was adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at IIT Mumbai. He has a Masters from Harvard University, a B-Tech from IIT Kanpur. Other Awards include “Distinguished Alumnus Award” from IIT, the Data Quest Lifetime Achievement Award, an Honorary Doctorate in Technology from the University of Wolverhampton, UK.