|University of Pune, MBA||1996|
|Marketing and Finance|
|University of Pune, B.Engg||1993|
Mahendra manages Invest-Detroit’s First Step Fund, a micro-finance fund that is focused on seed and early stage investments in the region. Since its launch, the Fund has invested in 50+ companies across technology, healthcare and energy sectors. At the MEDC, he led the efforts for development of two Fund-of-Funds programs that was signed into a legislation and currently deploys $200 million in VC Funds.
Mahendra is the author of two books (a) “The Business of Venture Capital: Insights from Leading Practitioners on the Art of Raising a Fund, Deal Structuring, Value Creation, and Exit Strategies (Wiley Finance). See: http://amzn.com/0470874449
(b) Startup Boards (co-authored with VC Brad Feld) http://amzn.com/1118443667