Anand Jhaveri is a successful entrepreneur and an active investor. After starting his career as an engineer in Silicon Valley, USA, he returned to India and founded, grew and sold Rave Technologies, a successful software business. He now invests in early stage startups (angel investing) and in secondary markets both in India and the USA.
A founding member of the Mumbai Angles organization since 2007, Anand serves on the board of directors. Anand has invested in the angel and seed stage of successful companies including InMobi (India’s first unicorn), Fractal Analytics (India’s 2nd largest analytics services company), GreenDust (India’s largest factory refurbished business), Apalya Technologies, ZingHR (India’s leading HR product on the cloud), Hotelogix, AtYourPrice and several others.
Prior to this and over a 20 year period, Anand successfully founded and grew Rave Technologies into a leader in the outsourced software product development (OPD) space. He sold the business to a large multi-national software company.
Anand holds a Bachelor (’82) and Masters (’83) Degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University where he graduated with distinction.
He spends his leisure time encouraging budding entrepreneurs, playing golf, listening to music and skiing.