Samir is currently the Managing Director of Inventus Advisory Services India. He has been an early-stage venture investor in India since 2001.
Prior to co-founding Inventus, Samir led the India venture investing team for Acer Technology Ventures, where he made early-stage investments in the technology space.
Prior to his VC career, Samir spent 15+ years in the IT industry in India in Sales, Marketing and Product Management roles. He started his working career with Computer Point in 1986, before spending 10+ years in Wipro Infotech from 1988. He then spent 2½ years with Planetasia from 1999-2001, as Chief Marketing Officer.
Samir is an active Charter Member of Tie Bangalore, where he has been elected to the Governing Body for the past 5+ years. He has also been a Member of the Board of Governors of SINE - the technology incubator at IIT Bombay, since Jan 2013.
Samir earned his B.Tech from IIT-Bombay in 1984 and an MBA from IIM, Bangalore in 1986, where he was awarded the Best All-Round Outgoing student.