Srini Raju is the co-founder of Peepul Capital Advisors.
Prior to the launch of Fund I in 2000, Srini served as COO of Satyam Computer Services.
He was also the founding CEO of Cognizant Technology Solutions Limited.
Having built large organizations, Srini
brings with himself a deep understanding of Indian business environment as well as a keen eye to identify potential opportunities.
Srini received an MS from Utah State University and is a graduate engineer from Regional Engineering College (REC), Kuruskshetra, India.
Srini spent his early professional years as an Investment Banker in Mumbai / Bangalore in SBI Capital Markets.
He was one of the founding members of the Private Equity operations of CDC in India (now called ACTIS) and was a senior member of Intel Capital South Asia.
Before joining Peepul, he was the head of Thomas Weisel India fund operations and Managing Director of Lightspeed Ventures India.
Over the years, Srini
has made, managed and played board roles at many companies including Subex
, Lanco Kondapalli Power
, BPL Cellular Holdings
and Career Launcher
end to end deal making experience - from deal creation, value enhancement and exits across multiple investment cycles, he
nurtures a rare understanding of the Indian Private Equity ecosystem and a wide network of relationships.
Srini received an Engineering degree from NIT, Surathkal and an MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad.