As an early investor in InMobi, InfoEdge and Shopclues, three of India’s billion dollar technology companies, Sandeep Murthy is one of the builders of India’s Internet economy. And he hasn’t just seen the highs and lows play out as an investor, but actually roughed it out in operational roles including one as the CEO of Cleartrip in 2006 for three years.
Sandeep did his undergrad in both business and engineering from the University of Pennsylvania as well as an MBA at Wharton. After teaming up with a friend to build a digital music company and a few years of living the Bay Area dream, he moved to New York City to join InterActive Corp (IAC) where he helped launch Gifts.com. He started to explore the India technology opportunity and ultimately moved to Mumbai to manage investments for Sherpalo Ventures, a fund based out of Menlo Park in California.
Today he’s a co-founder and partner at Lightbox, a Mumbai-based venture capital firm investing in Indian consumer technology companies. The firm’s most recent investments include Furlenco, Droom, Melorra, Embibe and Faasos. He works closely with entrepreneurs to build out internet-based models of consumption in India.
Cherie Blair CBE, QC
Chancellor, Asian University for Women; Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women
Deputy CEO, Mikhailov & Partners;
former correspondent for Bloomberg News TV and bureau-chief for CTV Canada in Moscow
Prof Fernando M. Reimers
Professor of the Practice in International Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Deputy Minister Responsible for Early Years and Child Care
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education
Senior Policy Analyst/ Project Manager of the OECD Education and Skills 2030, Early Childhood and School Division, Directorate for Education and Skills, OECD