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Background Information

Employment History

Director - Venture Capital Initiatives
Michigan Venture Capital Association

Affiliations

Board Member
CarZ

Co-Founder
3D Biomatrix LLC

Member
International Institute of Predictive Astrology

Board Member
New Enterprise Forum

Board Member
Michigan Technology Council

Education

Bachelor
Electronics Engineering
Pune University

MBA
Electronics Engineering
Pune University

MBA
Finance and Marketing
University of Pune , India

Web References (184 Total References)


TechWadi will host two ...

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TechWadi will host two keynotes on the MENA outlook for entrepreneurship from Tamer Rashad, CEO of Humtap, and remarks from Mahendra Ramsinghani, Co-Founder at Mod N Labs and investor in over 50 seed start-ups.

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Mahendra Ramsinghani is Co-Founder of Mod N Labs, a cybersecurity collaborative helping entrepreneurs build the next generation of security companies. He has invested in over fifty pre-seed and seed stage companies and has a decade of experience in fostering the growth of early-stage technology businesses. As Director - Venture Capital Initiatives for Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Mahendra led the legislation for two Fund-of-Fund programs that deploy 0+ million in VC funds Michigan.


Mahendra ...

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Mahendra Ramsinghani

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Mahendra Ramsinghani 2014
Mahendra Ramsinghani has over 15 years of experience in startups and early stage investments in US and Asia. Most recently, he managed First Step Fund (FSF) where he invested in 50+ start-ups. He is the co-founder of 3D Biomatrix, a cell culture company recognized by Wall Street Journal 2012 Technology Innovation Awards as one of the top three amongst 530+ applicants nationwide. As the Director - Venture Capital Initiatives for Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), he led the legislation and development of a Fund-of-Fund program.


The Charter Group Merger and Acquisition Advisors - Advisory Board

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Mahendra Ramsinghani

Mahendra Ramsinghani is the Managing Director, First Step Fund, based in Detroit, Michigan. He has been instrumental in growing the venture capital industry in Michigan.
Formerly, as the Director of Venture Capital Initiatives for the MEDC, Mahendra helped design two fund-of-funds programs, Venture Michigan Fund and 21st Century Investment Fund; managed four limited partnership investments and supported the development of the various angel groups in Michigan including Grand Angels. His efforts increased the capital available to the venture community, resulting in more investment in small and start-up businesses in Michigan. In 2008, the New Enterprise Forum recognized his "outstanding contribution to Michigan's entrepreneurial community" at its 21st annual event.
Mahendra previously served as a Mentor-In-Residence with the University of Michigan Office of Technology Transfer where he led the formation and funding of a start-up. And prior to that he was a VP with Plymouth Venture Partners, a $20m technology and life science fund.
Mahendra serves as an Advisor to Chrysalis Ventures, a $175m venture fund based in KY. Mahendra also serves on the Capital Formation Committee of the Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) and served on the MVCA board for 2 years.
Mahendra has an MBA and Bachelor's in Electronics Engineering from Pune University, India.
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Mahendra Ramsinghani
Mahendra Ramsinghani is the Managing Director, First Step Fund, based in Detroit, Michigan. He has been instrumental in growing the venture capital industry in Michigan.
Formerly, as the Director of Venture Capital Initiatives for the MEDC, Mahendra helped design two fund-of-funds programs, Venture Michigan Fund and 21st Century Investment Fund; managed four limited partnership investments and supported the development of the various angel groups in Michigan including Grand Angels. His efforts increased the capital available to the venture community, resulting in more investment in small and start-up businesses in Michigan. In 2008, the New Enterprise Forum recognized his "outstanding contribution to Michigan's entrepreneurial community" at its 21st annual event.
Mahendra previously served as a Mentor-In-Residence with the University of Michigan Office of Technology Transfer where he led the formation and funding of a start-up. And prior to that he was a VP with Plymouth Venture Partners, a $20m technology and life science fund.
Mahendra serves as an Advisor to Chrysalis Ventures, a $175m venture fund based in KY. Mahendra also serves on the Capital Formation Committee of the Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) and served on the MVCA board for 2 years.
Mahendra has an MBA and Bachelor's in Electronics Engineering from Pune University, India.


Mahendra Ramsinghani ...

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Mahendra Ramsinghani (Managing Director of First Step Fund) Mahendra manages the First Step Fund in Detroit. This fund is focused on micro-investments in pre-seed and seed-stage companies. Mahendra joined the Invest Detroit team with more than a decade of experience in fostering the growth of early-stage technology businesses. Prior to First Step Fund, Mahendra was senior vice president at Plymouth Venture Partners (PVP), and was involved in all aspects of early- and growth-stage investments, including adding value to the existing investment portfolio. In his first 12 months at PVP, he helped double the size of the fund to $21 million, sourced two investments and led a follow-on round capital raise for a portfolio company. Before his tenure with PVP, he was the director, Venture Capital Initiatives for Michigan Economic Development Corp., for seven years. There, he led the legislation for two Fund-of-Fund programs that deploy more than $200 million in Michigan.


2011 Investor Judges | Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition

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Mahendra Ramsinghani manages the First Step Fund, Detroit, MI - a fund focused on micro-investments in pre-seed and seed stage companies. Mahendra joined the Invest Detroit team with over a decade of experience in fostering the growth of early-stage technology businesses. Prior to First Step Fund, as Senior VP at Plymouth Venture Partners, (PVP) Mahendra was involved in all aspects of early and growth stage investments. Prior to PVP, Mahendra was the Director of Venture Capital Initiatives for Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) for seven years.

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