Naveen Tewari is presenting at GMIC Bangalore 2016 on Nov 16, 2016  


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Founder & CEO @
9 Investments in 9 Companies

Person Details


Naveen is the founder of InMobi. His philosophy of constant innovation and disruption is embedded deep into the DNA of InMobians and is resonated across InMobi. His dream is to re-imagine advertising in a truly ‘user-first’ way and unlock the true potential of the mobile ecosystem.

He has a Bachelor’s degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT) and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School, where he was also bestowed with the Dean’s Award, for his exceptional leadership and contribution. In 2013, his alma mater, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur also honored him with the esteemed ‘Distinguished Alumnus Award’ for his excellence in entrepreneurship.

Naveen is involved in the fueling of around 30 start-ups as yet in India and has personally invested and supported several start-ups like NestAway, SlideRule, Mettl, Moneysights, Bombay Canteen, Zimmber, Razorpay etc. A believer that start-ups will be the pillars of growing India, he co-founded iSPIRT, which is a change agent with the brain of a think tank and aims to address government policy, create market catalysts, and grow the maturity of product entrepreneurs in order to transform India into a hub for new generation software products.

He also founded and chairs a U.S.-based nonprofit called India School Fund which funds and sets up schools in rural India, a cause he cares deeply for.

Naveen is a board member at Paytm and has been recognized for his entrepreneurial skills at various platforms. He received several awards and recognitions over the last several years:

‘Future Leaders Award’ presented by Narendra Modi, Indian Prime Minister, 2015 Fortune’s ‘40 under 40’ most powerful, influential and important people in business, 2015 The ‘Pathbreaker of the Year’ Award, 2014 Forbes India Leadership Award for ‘Outstanding Start Up', 2014 ‘100 Most Creative People’, 2014 across the world The ‘Pathbreaker of the Year’ Award, 2013 presented by Narendra Modi, Indian Prime Minister ‘7th Most Important Person’ by Business Insider’s the Mobile Power List, 2013 ‘Mobile Top 50’ in The Drum, 2013 ‘2nd Most Important Person’ by Business Insider’s the Mobile Power List, 2012

An avid fan of cricket, Naveen is a fitness enthusiast and his early morning routine alternates between a long run outdoors and a cycling trip around the less crowded parts of the city.

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2007 - Current   (over 9 years)
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Investments (9)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Mar, 2016undisclosed amount / Series BPersonal Investment
Dec, 2015$1.7M / SeedPersonal Investment
Sep, 2015undisclosed amount / AngelPersonal Investment
Jun, 2015$400k / AngelPersonal Investment
Mar, 2015$2.6M / SeedPersonal Investment
May, 2014$650k / SeedPersonal Investment
Feb, 2014undisclosed amount / VenturePersonal Investment
May, 2013undisclosed amount / AngelPersonal Investment
Aug, 2010$80k / SeedPersonal Investment

Upcoming Event Appearances (1)

GMIC Bangalore 2016

November 16, 2016 - November 17, 2016

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

GMIC Bangalore 2015 will explore the various aspects of the mobile ecosystem with the theme ‘Mobile Everything – Connecting Innovation.’

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