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Stanford University, MS 1992
Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), BS 1991
Mechanical Engineering

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Rajan Anandan

Rajan Anandan is an active angel investor in early stage technology companies.

Rajan invests in early stage technology companies and has invested in internet, mobile and software startups in India. Rajan brings a deep understanding of technology, a track record of investing in many sectors across technology, first hand experience working closely with founding teams of startups and leading and growing several large technology businesses in US and India.

Rajan has invested in over 40 technology startups in India as an angel investor (https://angel.co/rajan-anandan). He is also the co-founder of Blue Ocean Ventures (http://bov.lk/), the first seed fund in Sri Lanka. Blue Ocean started investing in 2012 and has made over 10 investments in Sri Lanka.

Rajan’s career has spanned high technology and management consulting. Rajan is currently a Vice President of Google, Inc. In his current role Rajan is the Managing Director of Google India and is responsible for Google’s operations in India.

Prior to Google, Rajan was the Managing Director of Microsoft in India. In this role Rajan was responsible for leading the Sales Marketing and Services Group (SMSG) in India and led the largest software company in India.

Prior to Microsoft, Rajan was a Vice President with Dell and held several global leadership roles. He started as the Executive Assistant to the Chairman and CEO Michael Dell and then held several global roles including leading a large part of Dell International Services (Dell’s global offshoring operations) and being the VP and Country General Manager of Dell India.

Rajan started his career with McKinsey & Company was a Partner with McKinsey till 2003. At McKinsey, Rajan was based in the Chicago office and he worked with Fortune 500 companies in the US.

Rajan has an MSc. in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Stanford University and a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
intelloCut 2/2014Seed$200k2
Explara.com 2/2013Angel6
Socialblood, Inc 1/2013Seed$36.5k3
Instamojo 7/2012Angel2
iDubba 5/2012Angel4
Myshaadi.in 4/2012Angel5
Aurality 3/2012Seed$300k5
authorSTREAM.com 12/2010Series A$5M1

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    E-Infochips and Indian Angel Network Invest in Brand Communications Co (vccircle.com) [edit]
    E-com Site SkoolShop Raises Funding From Jaspreet Bindra & Rajan Anandan (techcircle.vccircle.com) [edit]
    Group Dating Startup Ignighter Raises $3 Million (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    Ex-Microsoft MD invests in eTechies.in; to expand to 20 cities (in.reuters.com) [edit]
    Cloud Computing Start-Up Capillary Taps Retail SMEs For Growth (techcircle.vccircle.com) [edit]
    CHERISHmaternity raises funds from Marquee Angel Investors (yourstory.in) [edit]
    Indian Angel Network funds HashCube (livemint.com) [edit]
    Rehan Yar Khan, Rajan Anandan Invest in ReachAccountant.com (dealcurry.com) [edit]
    Deal site buytheprice.com gets Angel Backing (moneycontrol.com) [edit]
    Moneycontrol » News » Business » Business News Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 11:16 Angel investor Rajan Anandan invests in authorSTREAM.com (moneycontrol.com) [edit]
    WebEngage.com raises first round of funding from Indian Angel Network (yourstory.in) [edit]
    Online Education Platform WizIQ secures $4 Million in Series B Investment, Authorstream to merge into WizIQ (nextbigwhat.com) [edit]
    Venkat Raju, Rajan Anandan, Madrona Venture And Others Invest In Mobilewalla (dealcurry.com) [edit]
    Ayojak secures funding from HBS Angels, Blume Ventures and Srijan Capital (nextbigwhat.com) [edit]
  1. IntelloCut Raises $200K in Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  2. Ayojak.com (Explara) Secures Funding from HBS Alumni Angels, Blume Ventures, and Srijan Capital (dnaindia.com) [edit]
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  4. Instamojo secures angel funding from Rajan Anandan and Sunil Kalra (pluggd.in) [edit]
  5. iDubba Raises Angel Round to Help Users “Fall in love with TV” (yourstory.in) [edit]
  6. Myshaadi.in Raises First Round of Funding from Indian Angel Network (yourstory.in) [edit]
  7. Aurality Technologies Raises $300K in Seed Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  8. authorSTREAM.com Closes First Funding Round and Crosses 5 Million Unique Visitors a Month (authorstream.com) [edit]
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