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Rutvik transitioned to early-stage venture investing in 2012 following 12 years of operating experience in technology.

Entrepreneur & industry executive

Rutvik has participated in India’s fast emerging internet ecosystem, first with Google where he launched & managed several products including Voice Search, Google Mobile App, SMS channels, Google News (globally), followed by an entrepreneurial stint as the CEO of an ecommerce startup ‘Taggle’, in Bangalore. Before Google, he spent 6 years in the U.S. building an internet management software for CA Technologies and a startup. He also holds 6 patents in web application & infrastructure products.

Venture Investor

Rutvik joined Athera (then Inventus India) in Fund I, in the year 2012. Rutvik is/was a Board Director/Observer at Sensara (secondary sale), eDreams/Funtoot (acq. Reliance), Unbxd (acq. Netcore), Aasaanjobs (acq. OLX), Truebil (acq. Spinny), Healthifyme, Little Black Book (acq. Nykaa), Koinearth (share swap), Playshifu, Euler Motors, Allround Club (exited), Alippo, Crypso, Firecompass, One World Nation and Terra.

India Entrepreneurial Leader

Rutvik is well known in the technology ecosystem in India. He is also part of a council at IVCA (Indian Venture and Alternate Capital Association), an apex industry body promoting investing in India.


Rutvik holds a B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur and an MBA from INSEAD, France.


"Humbleness, A Partner, and Trust", comes to my mind when I think about Athera. One of the most memorable things that I recall about them is their resolve to follow up on investment into Euler Motors even though Covid-19 uncertainties had engulfed the Startup Ecosystem."

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