Rajesh Sawhney

  • Rajesh Sawhney

    Co-founder, InnerChef India (P) Ltd | @Inner_Chef

    Rajesh is the cofounder of India’s fastest growing food tech platform. Rajesh drives vision, strategy and growth at InnerChef.

    Rajesh is also the founder of GSF, India’s leading multi-city Tech-Startup Accelerator for the brightest tech startups in India.

    Rajesh is also known as one the most prominent angel investors in India and has made investments in over 50 startups which include Viki (acquired by Rakutan for USD 225M), Little Eye Labs (acquired by Facebook), Mobstac, Pokkt, Silverpush, HackerEarth, Browntape, Overcart, Flinto, Timesaverz, Instalively, Dailyrounds, etc.

    Rajesh’s 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 Times Internet Ltd 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 spearheaded the biggest investment deal worth USD 1B (Dreamworks) between Hollywood and Bollywood.

    Rajesh also advises Trident Capital, a prominent venture firm based in Palo Alto, California and represents them on the boards of Microland and Nielsoft.

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