Sanjay Anandaram has over 20 years experience as a corporate executive, entrepreneur, venture capitalist and advisor-mentor. He co-founded JumpStartUp in 2000, one of the earliest US-India cross-border early stage VC funds. He’s associated with several startups (eg, RedBus, Fonemine, Ozone Media, Instahealth and Maya Organic, a social entrepreneurship venture) and two early stage Indian VC funds, Seed Fund and with Ojas Ventures. Prior to JumpStartUp, Sanjay co-founded Neta, a VC backed Silicon Valley startup that was acquired by Infoseek/Disney. He spent several years at Wipro (NYSE;WIT) and played key roles in the setting up and establishment of pioneering cross-border business models in product engineering, systems integration and distribution spanning operations in India, Africa, Middle East, East Asia and the US.
Sanjay has been writing on entrepreneurship and venture capital for over 10 years now. He also co-founded Venturekatalyst, India’s first e-zine aimed at entrepreneurs. He’s a frequent speaker at academic institutes and industry events and is involved with IIMB’s NSRCEL, TiE Bangalore and Nasscom in driving entrepreneurship. As adjunct faculty, he takes a course “Business Plan Workshop” at the INSEAD business school (Singapore campus).