Deepak Natraj

  • Deepak Natraj

    Managing Director, Aarin Inspired Capital

    Deepak manages Aarin Capital (, which has made 15 large & mid-size, and a similar number of seed investments. Aarin’s investments include focused molecular research, implantable & external medical devices, mobile-medicine, gene testing, test-prep, software products, eCommerce and tablet based platform learning in India & overseas.

    Deepak works closely with, supports and leverages networks to help founders grow and create value from ideation through to exit planning. He has also structured, set-up & raised capital for funds anchored by Aarin and for co-investments.

    From early 2008 to early 2010, Deepak was CFO at a Sequoia funded tech start-up, later sold to a leading mid-tier Indian outsourcer. Since mid-2000 Deepak headed strategic initiatives at Infosys and was its first CRO.  He deployed +$100m in various initiatives, including cross-border acquisitions, led pricing on outsourcing deals and implemented SoX404. He started his career in 1990 with the Big Four.

    Aarin is a proprietary fund co-founded by Dr Ranjan Pai (Manipal Education & Medical Group), and Mohandas Pai (Chief Advisor to the Manipal Group, Board Member, also formerly of Infosys).  Deepak set up the fund and has been with it since. Additionally, Aarin has anchored funds in IT, both early stage and venture capital, Digital Media and Financial Services, the confluence of mobile and consumer, in derivatives and also late stage and listed equities.  

    Deepak is an honours Commerce graduate from Delhi University and is a Chartered Accountant (1989). He is keen on science fiction, plays golf and does yoga. He also invests in his own capacity and works closely with founders helping them build their businesses.