Saurabh Srivastava is one of India’s leading IT entrepreneurs, angel investors and venture capitalists. He founded and chaired IIS Infotech which was ranked amongst the top 20 Indian software companies within 4 years of inception and was the first Indian company International Quality certified. He continued to chair the board in India and served on the Main Board of Xansa plc (post acquisition). He has since founded/invested in over 50 start up ventures. He is a cofounder and past Chairman of NASSCOM, the Indian Software Industry Association as also NASSCOM Foundation, the IT industry's community service arm. He is also on the National Executive Committees of the two apex industry chambers in India, CII (Confederation of Indian Industries) and FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry). He serves on the boards of some publicly listed companies in India and the UK, such as Naukri.com, India’s largest Consumer Internet company, Spice Digital in the Mobile space and Xchanging plc. He also chairs the Indian board of CA Technologies Inc, a $ 4.5 Bill US software MNC.
He founded and chaired India's first and extremely successful early stage Venture Capital fund in the private sector, Infinity Ventures and also co founded the Indian Angel Network, India's first and largest business angel group with over 200 investor members comprising the who's who of successful Indian entrepreneurs and CEOs. He chaired the Indian Venture Capital Association for a decade and is Chairman Emeritus of TIE Delhi. TiE is the world's largest organisation devoted to entrepreneurship with 16,000 members in 54 chapters across 14 countries.
He serves / has served on several government committees / task forces / boards such as the Indo EU Round Table, PM’s National Innovation Council, IT Ministry’s Committee on software exports, Planning Commission and SEBI Committees on Venture Capital, National and State VC Funds, Media Lab Asia, Railway Expert Committee, CSIR Tech Ltd(set up by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research to commercialise its technologies), Government’s Multimodal Transport Task Force and Task Forces for two of India's largest states, UP and Bihar.
He serves/has served on the Advisory Board of Imperial College Business School, London, on the Entrepreneurship / Incubation boards of IIT Delhi and IIT Kanpur and on the Advisory boards of Uttarakhand and Himachal Universities. He has a Masters from Harvard University and a B Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur. Awards include “Distinguished Alumnus” from IITK, Honorary Doctorate in Technology from the University of Wolverhampton, UK and Lifetime Achievement award from the IT Industry in India.
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