Sanjay is a Co-Founder& Managing Director of Blume Ventures (which he co-founded with Karthik Reddy in 2010), one of India's leading seed stage funds. Blume's portfolio includes Qubecell (acquired by Boku), Mettl, Webengage, Hotelogix, Grey Orange Pte Ltd, Taxiforsure, Exotel, Rolocule Games, and Carbon Clean Solutions, amongst others.
Prior to founding Blume, Sanjay spent 15 years in the US, in business development, management consulting and operations roles across organizations such as PwC Consulting, IBM Global Services and Sun Microsystems. Early in his career, Sanjay supported the initial growth of Kanbay which had a successful IPO on the Nasdaq in 2004, and was then acquired by Cap Gemini Ernst & Young for $1.25 billion in 2006.
Sanjay has been an active member of the Mumbai Angels, one of India's leading angel groups, since its inception in 2006. There, he has made investments across the internet/mobile, online travel, software, and healthcare sectors. Sanjay is an angel investor in InMobi (one of India's best known angel-funded success stories), Little Eye Labs (acquired by Facebook), Appsdaily (formerly Onward Mobility), Tonbo Imaging (formerly Serial Innovations), amongst others. He brings a strong global network of investors, entrepreneurs and professionals across the US, South East Asia and India.
Sanjay is passionate about mentoring entrepreneurs and is active in associations including TiE (where he is a Charter Member), Mumbai Angels, and BITS Spark Angels. He is an engineer from BITS, Pilani and holds an MBA from UCLA's Anderson School of Graduate Management. Sanjay relocated from San Francisco back home to Mumbai in 2010.