Rajesh is the Founder and Managing Partner of Equanimity Ventures. He has been part of the early-stage ecosystem for a decade and a half in addition to managing public and private equity portfolios at Franklin Templeton. His investments in innovative businesses across multiple sectors and geographies have enabled him to support companies at various stages in their lifecycles.
He is an active member of Mumbai Angels and is also the Founding and current Chair of the Corporate Reporting Users’ Forum. He is a TiE Mumbai Board Member and Co-Chairs TiE’s FinTech Special Interest Group. He is a member of the Steering Committee of NASSCOM 10,000 Startups.
Rajesh has been an active secondary market investor for the last 26 years, 17 years of which, he worked with the emerging markets group of Franklin Templeton. He was also managing Templeton’s emerging markets private equity investments over these 17 years.
A Wharton alumnus, Rajesh has earlier obtained a management degree from XLRI specializing in Finance and Marketing. He is a CFA charter holder and has also earned a post graduate diploma in securities law from the University of Mumbai.