Author Archive for Ramneek Gupta

PE/VC jobs in India

I got quite a few requests with regards to possible VC/PE jobs at Battery Ventures and elsewhere in India. First of all thanks for reaching out to me.

A quick suggestion to people interested in the space. The typical VC/PE jobs are few and far in between, but there are definitely a lot of opportunities in a market/economy like India. My suggestion would be to be on the lookout for funds/firms that are out in the market raising new funds or have just finished their fund raise. Typically most new funds add people at the associate/analyst levels after the completion of their fund raise.

My partner Mark Sherman compiled a list of all the new funds and firms being started in India which he put up on his blog ABCDVC.com as part of a 3 part series. I think that could be a good read for people trying to understand the VC landscape from a career perspective.

As always feel free to reach out to me and I will make sure I point you to any positions that I become aware of.

Ramneek Gupta

Battery Ventures in India

Hi Everyone,

I recently joined Battery Ventures to help with their India investment strategy and wanted to reach out to the Venturewood community with this post. Battery Ventures made its first investment in a purely India based product company in Jan 2005 in Tejas Networks India Pvt Ltd. We are close to announcing two additional investments in India based companies over the next couple of months. My focus will be to make an additional 1-2 investments before the end of the year.

Please feel free to connect with me either by email at rgupta@battery.com or through my skypeid: ramneekgupta.

Looking forward to interacting with and being a part of the Venturewood community.

Ramneek Gupta

Battery Ventures

Battery Ventures has been one of the top tier VC firms since 1983 and has over $2B under management. We are currently investing out of Battery Ventures VII which is a $450MM fund. Some of our successful investments in the past include Akamai, Qtera, Neoteris, Pixelworks and MetroPCS. In India, we are interested in technology and technology enabled services companies. Between myself and my partners, Mark Sherman and Carl Stjernfeldt (who devote considerable time to India), we are focused on both software and hardware opportunities/companies that are either based in India or have the US-India hybrid DNA.