Managing Partner - Iron Pillar Fund I
Sameer is the Co-Founder of Iron Pillar and Managing Partner at Iron Pillar Fund I, based in Mumbai. He has 23 years of experience across venture growth investing, entrepreneurship, M&A and capital markets, strategy consulting and leadership. Sameer has led Iron Pillar’s investments in BlueStone, SEDEMAC and Testbook.
Prior to co-founding Iron Pillar, Sameer was an investment banker for 15 years, all with Citigroup, across New York, Mumbai and Singapore. He was a Managing Director for 6 years and helped Citi build market-leading franchises in M&A in India and Technology in India and globally. His experience spans a wide spectrum of transactions across M&A, Equity/Debt Capital Markets and VC/PE advisory in the U.S., India and South East Asia. He led many landmark IPO and M&A deals in the U.S.-India corridor and facilitated a variety of exits for Indian technology companies.
Prior to Citi, Sameer was a management consultant with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in Washington, DC. He has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA from Middlebury College (Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude).