Rajesh Sawhney Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Investments
  • 66

  • Portfolio
  • 38

  • Exits
  • 26


Rajesh Sawhney General Information


Mr. Rajesh Sawhney served as an Advisor at Chizel. He serves as Advisor at HackerEarth. He previously co-founded and served as Board Member and Chief Executive Officer at InnerChef. He is the founder of GSF Superangels Academy. He previously served as Board Member at Microland. He is also the Founder and serves as General Partner at GSF India. He served as an Advisor at Silversparro. He serves as Board Member at DailyRounds and ixigo. He has made over 20 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, and Timesaverz. He is the host and curator of the two leading Tech/Startup conferences in Asia: WhereDoWeGoNow in Bangalore and Global Superangels Forum in New Delhi. His journey has been a continuum of re-invention waves. He 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). Subsequently, he as the founding President of Reliance Entertainment was at the center of a massive transformation of the Indian film industry, where he oversaw the corporatization of mom-and-pop Bollywood businesses into a multi-billion dollar industry. He oversaw the biggest investment deal (Dreamworks) between Hollywood and Bollywood. He serves on the boards of Neilsoft, Indiamart, Reliance Broadcast Network, Live Media, and Autowale. He also advises Trident Capital, a prominent venture firm based in Palo Alto, California. He served as Board Member at Tushky. He holds an MBA (Master of Business Administration) from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Contact Information

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)

Rajesh Sawhney Investments (66)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Hypergro 21-Aug-2023 Seed Round 00000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
50fin 04-Jul-2023 0000 00000 00000 Other Financial Services Startup 000000 0000000
We360.ai 31-May-2023 00000 00000 00000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
Koparo 01-Apr-2023 00000 00000 00.000 Personal Products Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
Badili 01-Dec-2022 0000 00000 00.000 Specialty Retail Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
Vajram Electric 22-Nov-2022 0000 00000 00.00 Automotive Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
TyrePlex 30-Aug-2022 00000 00000 00.000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
HuddleUp 04-May-2022 0000 00000 00000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
Benny's Bowl 12-Mar-2022 Seed Round 00000 Other Consumer Non-Durables Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
GrowthSchool 27-Jan-2022 Seed Round 000 Educational Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000000

Rajesh Sawhney Exits (26)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
OroWealth 02-Jan-2023 Buyout/LBO
Zapr 16-Nov-2022 000000000000000000
Zoliday 01-Sep-2022 000 00 00000000
Quollab 01-Aug-2022 000 00 00000000
Leap.is 18-Apr-2022 000000000000000000
Silverpush 01-Oct-2021 000000000 00000000
HackerEarth 01-Jul-2021 000000000 00000000
AirStream 14-Jun-2021 000 00 00000000
Hungry Foal 01-May-2021 Out of Business
Pipa Bella 12-Apr-2021 Merger/Acquisition

Rajesh Sawhney Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Rajesh Sawhney Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Rajesh Sawhney Angel Investor 000 0 Noida, India

Rajesh Sawhney Co-Investors (256)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
GSF India 9 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Titan Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Dinesh Agarwal 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Ritesh Malik 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Roshan Abbas 0 0 Series chart Industry bar