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Rajesh Sawhney


Mr. Rajesh Sawhney is a Founder & serves as Chief Executive Officer of GSF India Mr. Rajesh Sawhney is a Founder and serves as Board Member at InnerChef. 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. Rajesh 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, the most valuable Internet business in India in 2005 (funded by Sequoia). Subsequently, Rajesh 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. Rajesh serves on the boards of Microland, 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 London School of Economics and Political Science.

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • Ground Floor, Amsoft
  • Unitech Trade Centre, Sec 43, Sushant Lok – I
  • Gurgaon, Haryana 122001
  • India

Rajesh Sawhney Investments (24)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
CityMall 03-Oct-2019 Seed Round Internet Retail Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
000000 0000 11-Sep-2019 00000 00000 Food Products Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
0000 21-Jun-2019 0000 00000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
00000000 01-Jan-2017 00000 (00000 Other Services (B2C Non-Financial) Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
0000000 19-Oct-2016 0000 00000 Application Software Out of Business 000000 0000000
0000 05-Apr-2016 0000 00000 00.00 Movies, Music and Entertainment Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
000000.00 09-Feb-2016 0000 00000 Software Development Applications Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
00000000.000 21-Dec-2015 00000 (00000 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
Splitkart 05-Dec-2015 Seed Round Application Software Out of Business 000000 0000000
CoHo Stayz 05-Aug-2015 Seed Round Real Estate Services (B2C) Startup 000000 0000000
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Rajesh Sawhney Exits (8)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Hipcask 01-Feb-2019 Out of Business Completed
000000000 19-Jun-2018 000000000000000000 0000 Completed
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00000 (00000000) 29-Jun-2017 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 0000 (000000000000
000000000 01-Jun-2017 000 00 00000000 Completed
0000000000000 11-Apr-2017 000000000000000000 00.00 Completed
  • 00000000 000000
00000000 11-Aug-2016 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 000 0000
EatOnGo 09-Mar-2016 Merger/Acquisition Completed
Playcez Technologies 23-Aug-2013 Merger/Acquisition Completed
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Rajesh Sawhney Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
Rajesh Sawhney Angel Investor 00 0 Gurgaon, India

Rajesh Sawhney Co-Investors (65)

Name With Exits Lead Partner
Anupam Mittal 2 0 0
Dinesh Agarwal 0 0 0
Helion Venture Partners 0 0
Mobikon 0 0 0
Rhodium 0 0
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