Vani Kola is a pioneer in India's venture capital industry. Her passion for supporting entrepreneurs drew her from Silicon Valley to Bangalore in 2006. Since then, she has been involved in enabling funding in more than 35 companies and also serves on the boards of HushBabies, Mettl, Urban Ladder and Zivame among others. Vani has the risk capacity to identify visionary ideas at an early stage, and is deeply committed to the success of entrepreneurs in Kalaari Capital's portfolio as well.
After completing her engineering degree, she went to the United States for a master's degree and worked in the technology sector, founding two successful companies in Silicon Valley. She spent 22 years in the U.S., but it took her only two months to decide to come back to India in 2006.