Ruchir joined NEA's India office in 2008 and is a Director based in Mumbai and co-manages NEA’s investment in FSS, MEdRC Edutech, Naaptol and Vishwa Infra. He brings more than six years of experience in various roles in private equity investing, equity research and M&A and IT services. Prior to joining NEA, he was with ICICI Venture where he worked on investment opportunities in retail, consumer, FMCG, media, telecom services, payment services, technology products/services and education. He also actively managed portfolio companies in textile, payment services, technology and retail.
He has worked with Thomas Weisel in India as a lead equity research analyst and with TATA Consulting Services (TCS) in delivery roles as well as in their in-house M&A group. He has an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad and a B.Com (Honours) from Delhi University.