Dr. Saurabh Srivastava is one of India’s leading investors, entrepreneurs, and institutional builders. He co-founded and Chaired key institutions of modern India focussed on IT and entrepreneurship including NASSCOM; Indian Venture Capital Association; TiE, and IAN. He founded India’s first private-sector VC Fund and has been involved in different capacities at the Government’s Start up Fund of Funds, SIDBI VC Funds, Rajasthan Venture Capital Fund, National Innovation Council, SEBI Committee on Alternative Investment Funds, Software Technology Parks of India,, Bombay Stock Exchange Hi-Tech Advisory Panel,Telecom Centre of Excellence, Railway Expert Committee etc.
He has been a recipient of Padma Shriby the President of India for his contribution to the creation of a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem in India, an award for his contribution to the Indian IT Industry conferred by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, “Distinguished Alumnus Award” from IIT, the Data Quest Lifetime Achievement Award for IT, the Lifetime Achievement Award from IVCA for his contribution to angel and VC investing and the Patrick J McGovern Lifetime Achievement Award for Entrepreneurship etc. Dr. Saurabh holds a Masters’s degree from Harvard University, B Tech from IIT Kanpur and was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Technology by the University of Wolverhampton, UK.