Rahul brings over 15 years of global experience as a venture capitalist, an entrepreneur and a sell side equity research analyst.
Before joining Iron Pillar, Rahul was a principal at Kalaari Capital for three years, where he led investments into high-quality entrepreneurs & worked extensively on the boards of several technology companies. Prior to that, Rahul spent 5 years as an entrepreneur & built two vertical e-commerce companies (ArtisanGilt.com and IGP.com) in India where he managed a team of over 150 people & was directly responsible for product development, marketing & business strategy. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Rahul was a sell side Research Analyst for 8 years, during which time he worked in both European Capital Markets (Lehman Brothers) & Indian Capital Markets (HSBC Securities), advising large institutional investors across the globe. In 2007, Rahul received an annual award at Lehman for outstanding performance given only to two recipients globally. In 2012, Rahul was ranked 16th best analyst in India by Asia Money across all brokerage firms & all analysts, strategists & economists.
Rahul earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Technology (B.Tech) from IIT Bombay. He is a CFA charter holder.