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DIRECTOR

RAJINDER BALARAMAN

 

Brief

Rajinder Balaraman is a Director with Matrix Partners India, an investment firm with USD 1 billion under management (approx..). Matrix Partners India invests across seed, early and early growth stages of businesses in Technology–related sectors.

Rajinder’s current investments with Matrix Partners India include Ola, OfBusiness, Loadshare, Oye! Rickshaw and Park+.

He strongly believes that the Indian digital opportunity has just begun, and that the next decade will see nearly a hundred Unicorns being created out of India. Having worked with fantastic founders and business leaders over the last decade at Matrix, Unilever and Booz, Rajinder recognises the hard work it takes to build a company and likes getting into the nuts and bolts of org building, raising capital and launching new products/ businesses. In addition to his operating experience, he brings humility and intuition to support founders in turning their vision into reality.

About

Rajinder attended Loyola College where he graduated at the top of his class with a degree in economics and was awarded the "best outgoing student", after which he joined Hindustan Unilever (HUL) in Mumbai. At HUL, Rajinder worked across business functions including sales and marketing, finance and corporate planning.

Rajinder then earned a Masters in Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He later worked with Booz & Co. in the U.S, where he advised management teams across industries. In his free time, Rajinder enjoys watching his favorite football team (Real Madrid), walking his dog and travel.

Current Investments

Ola, OfBusiness, LoadShare, Zoomtail, Park+, Oye! Rickshaw

Past Investments

NA

Areas of Interest

Auto/Electric Vehicle, B2B/Logistics, Consumer Services

Experience

Booz & Company, Associate,

Hindustan Unilever, Group Manager, Corporate Planning

Education

Harvard Business School, MBA,

Warwick University, MSc Economics,

Loyola College, Madras University, BA Economics

CONTACT

Mumbai,

+91 22 6768 0000,

rajinder@matrixpartners.in,

Assistant: Latha Ganesh,

latha@matrixpartners.in