Bejul Somaia is Managing Director of Lightspeed India Partners Advisors LLP, which advises Lightspeed Venture Partners, a leading global venture capital firm with more than $3B in capital under management. Mr. Somaia established Lightspeed’s India activity in 2008 and has over eighteen years of operating, entrepreneurial and investment experience in the US and India. He was previously Co-CEO of Twiga Fiberglass, a leading manufacturer of building materials in India, and founder and Chairman of Openlist (acquired by Marchex, Inc).
Earlier in his career, Mr. Somaia was an investment professional at General Catalyst Partners, a strategy consultant at Bain & Company and an investment banker with Salomon Brothers. Mr. Somaia has advised on investments in a number of Indian companies including Oyo Rooms, Indian Energy Exchange, Limeroad, Craftsvilla, OneAssist, Fresh Menu and Shuttl. He holds a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and MBA from Harvard Business School.