Iron Pillar


Raj Chinai

Board Partner

Raj has over 20 years of experience in operating and investing in emerging companies from the U.S., India and the Middle East. He relocated from Silicon Valley to India in 2007, during which he was part of the early growth of India’s venture capital ecosystem.

He is a Managing Director at LCR Capital Partners, a U.S.-based private investment and advisory services firm, which is focused on helping families globally secure access to alternative investment opportunities in the U.S. and Europe. Areas of focus include immigration investment, wealth management, real estate and private equity. Previously, Raj was the Managing Director at Sobha Group, a multi-billion-dollar real estate development company in the Middle East and India, during which he worked in close collaboration with the company’s Founder & Chairman to execute the company’s strategic investments in the Gulf region and globally. From 2007 to 2014, Raj was a venture capitalist in India, initially as a Principal and founding team member of SVB India Capital Partners and subsequently with Kalaari Capital.

Raj is a Founding Board Member of the YPO Dubai Downtown Chapter, Co-Founder & Co-Chair of the Harvard Business School Alumni Angels Association (India Chapter) and Senior Advisor at Taurus Family Office.

Raj earned his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, MPA from Harvard and BA from the University of Pennsylvania.