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Pravin Gandhi

B.S.

Founding Partner
Seedfund (Mumbai, India)

Background

Mr. Pravin Ratilal Gandhi serves as a Founding and Managing Partner at Seedfund. Mr. Gandhi was the President and is currently the Trustee of The Indus Entrepreneurs TIE in Mumbai. He is a Co-Founder and Director of Hinditron and DEC, India. Previously, he worked at Infinity Ventures and formed Infinity Venture Fund. He was also the Key Sponsor and General Partner of Infinity Venture Fund. In 1972, Mr. Gandhi co-founded Hinditron Computers Private Limited. He is the Past President of the Manufacturer&rsquos Association of Information Technology MAIT. He has also funded and exited three technology companies in Singapore and India and serves on the board of several public and private corporations in India. He is a past President of the Manufacturers Association of Information Technology. Mr. Gandhi 35 years of operational and entrepreneurial experience in the IT industry in India and is an active private equity investor in the technology sector in India. With over 10 years of investing experience, he is extensively networked in the Indian investment and entrepreneurial scene and is an active private equity investor in the technology sector. He is an entrepreneur since 1971.

Education

Mr. Gandhi holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Cornell University, New York.

Board Affiliations

Mr. Gandhi is a Director of Kubera Cross-Border Fund Limited, L.P. Mr. Gandhi is a Member of Investment Board of Aavishkaar India Micro Venture Capital Fund. He sits on the Board of Kale & Microland, Integratechsoft Pvt Ltd, Schiller Healthcare Pvt Ltd, Boston Management Consultants Pvt Ltd., Avendus Advisors, and LINC Software Pvt Ltd. Mr. Gandhi served as Director of Digital Equipment India Limited and SINE. He served as Director of Kate Consultants Ltd, until July 7, 2011. He was also a Member of the Executive Council of NASSCOM.