Managing Director, Argonaut Private Equity
Anil Khatod is Managing Director of Argonaut Private Equity, a global venture capital and buyout firm dedicated to financing and growing emerging market leaders.
has more than $5 billion under management.
Anil is also the founding partner of the firm's investment practice in India, where he built a local team, developed investment strategy and led several investments in infrastructure, technology, retail, financial services, and consumer goods companies.
From 2007 to 2010, five of Anil's portfolio companies went public in India - Koutons Retail, Edelweiss Capital, Zylog Systems, KPR Mills and Shriram EPC.
In addition to India, Anil
also continues to invest in the US and Israel.
Anil currently serves on the boards of more than a dozen companies including OmniGuide Inc., Achronix Semiconductor, Memjet Technology, Siklu Networks, ZikBit Semiconductor, Koutons Retail India Ltd, VKL Spices, Argonaut Investments and VentureEast in the US, Ireland, Israel, India and Mauritius.
Anil joined Nortel Networks in 1982 where during the rapid growth phase of the company he served as executive vice president and group president of the company.
During his years at Nortel, he led several business groups including being President of Optical Networks, Wireless Networks and Data business groups.
Anil also served as the Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer of the company leading several global functions including product management, network solutions groups, corporate marketing & strategy, government relations and M&A.
In this role, Anil
led or participated in more than a dozen acquisitions including Alteon Web Systems and Shasta Networks
was also responsible for the corporate venture fund which included investments in companies such as Research in Motion and Juniper Networks.
In 2001, Anil joined Atlas Venture as a venture partner and just prior to joining Argonaut, Anil was the CEO of AirDefense (acquired by Motorola), a market leader in wireless network security with more than 800 enterprise customers globally.
career in 1980 by co-founding a venture backed liquid crystal display company in Sunnyvale, California which successfully exited in 1982.
Anil has a bachelor's and master's degree in business administration from the University of Rajasthan, India, and he is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
is based in Atlanta, Georgia.