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Parag has been an early-stage VC for most of his career.

Venture investor

Parag started his VC career with ICICI Venture, India’s first venture capital company, in 1993. He followed that up with stints at GE and Intel’s corporate venture arms. Parag joined Inventus in 2008, shortly after the first close of Fund I. Parag is/was a Board Director/Observer at redBus (acq: Naspers/MakeMyTrip), FundsIndia (acq: Westbridge), Lemnisk (buy-back), eTechies (buy-back), Power2SME, PolicyBazaar (IPO), Avaz (buy-back), peel-works, Tricog, worxogo, Pixxel, Clootrack and Ati Motors.’

India entrepreneurial leader

Parag is a Charter Member, and past member of the Governing Body, of TiE Bangalore. He is on the Investment Committee of a couple of incubators in Bangalore.


Parag has a B.Tech. (Mechanical Engg.) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore.


"It's been a pleasure working with the Athera (then Inventus) team ever since our first interaction with them. They have been no-nonsense, fast-moving, incredible supporters. Ever ready to help out and always keep an eye out for potential opportunities. Great team to have your back."

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