Saketh works for the investment team at Chiratae Ventures where he focuses on investing in early stage startups across Consumer media & technology, Fin-Tech, Health-tech, Enterprise SaaS and Deep-tech. Through focused efforts of sourcing, evaluation, thesis building, and diligence, he focuses on closing investments at the early stage. Apart from activities surrounding investing, Saketh is actively involved in portfolio management as a board observer in multiple startups in the Chiratae portfolio.
Saketh started his career as a Product Manager at IMI Mobile (LON: IMO) where he helped build IMIconnect, an enterprise grade omni-channel communications platform. The role involved building aspects of the core infrastructure and leading social channel integrations in the product. Post this, he had his first stint with a venture capital fund at Guild Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm, founded in Chicago and investing in India since mid-2018. At Guild’s Mumbai office, he worked across pre-seed/ seed stage investing and was instrumental in setting up the thesis and leading deals specifically in the Enterprise SaaS segment.
He’s a passionate cricketer, was part of the cricket team and played in the Goa Cricket Association’s A Division league while in college.