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Rajesh Sawney

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Rajesh is a serial entrepreneur and business builder who has set-up multiple successful businesses over the last two decades.

Rajesh is the co-founder of InnerChef, India’s fastest growing food tech platform. InnerChef is an online food discovery and delivery platform that will make the chef in you come alive.

Rajesh is also the founder of GSF, India’s leading multi-city Tech-Startup Accelerator for the brightest tech startups in India. GSF provides tech startups mentorship from celebrated digital founders, initial capital and global exposure. At GSF, Rajesh is architecting the vital building blocks of a nascent early stage startup ecosystem in India.

Rajesh has made 50 angel investments as an active and engaged angel investor, which include Viki (acquired by Rakutan for USD 225M), Little Eye Labs (acquired by Facebook), Mobstac, Pokkt, Silverpush, Hackerearth, Browntape, Overcart, Flinto , Timesaverz, Weareholidays, instalively and Nightstay.

Rajesh is the host and curator of three leading Tech/Startup conferences in Asia: GSF #Evolution in Mumbai, GSF #WhereDoWeGoNow in Bangalore and Global Superangels Forum in New Delhi.

Rajesh brought private radio (Times FM) to India in the early nineties, redefining Indian youth culture. He was at the cusp of early Internet culture in India in the early 2000, building Indiatimes.com, the most valuable Internet business in India in 2005 (funded by Sequoia). Rajesh as the founding President of Reliance Entertainment, oversaw the corporatization of mom and pop Bollywood businesses into a multi-billion dollar industry. He led the biggest investment deal (Dreamworks) between Hollywood and Bollywood.

Rajesh serves on multiple boards and advises Trident Capital, a prominent venture firm based in Palo Alto, California.

Rajesh is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School (AMP), and has a fellowship from the London School of Economics.

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