Helping early stage entrepreneurs

Venture Highway teams up with the next generation of entrepreneurs by providing guidance and capital to early stage nascent ideas in technology

We are looking to team up with founders who demonstrate a passion and ability to create world-class businesses. If you’ve got the ability, drive, desire, passion, perseverance and all that ‘good’ (but really really painful) stuff then you’ve reached the right place

who we are

We are a group of friends who are passionate about technology, who have worked locally, and globally in the top companies on the planet. We want to share our experience and help the next generation of entrepreneurs build great companies

Samir Sood

    Samir Sood
    All Things Business & Chief Believer

    Samir Sood is founder of Venture Highway . In addition, Samir has helped grow and diversify India Forge, a family run auto parts manufacturing business. Prior to this, Samir was the Head of South Asia, Australia - M&A and Investments for Google Inc., and in that capacity, he has led Google’s investments in several first time seed stage funds in India: Erasmic Venture Fund (Accel India), SONG (Soros, Omydiar, Google Fund), Seedfund, and Ventureast TeNet Fund II. Additionally, Samir was part of the team that coordinated the $750 million acquisition of AdMob. Earlier Samir was part of the Corporate Business Development team at Cisco Systems, Inc. where he led wireless acquisitions and investments, which included the $450 million acquisition of Airspace. Samir executed the first venture investment in India (India Games) for Cisco Systems, Inc. among many other acquisitions and investments. Samir has a MBA from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business, a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Karan Kumar

    Karan Kumar
    Mr. Getting Things Done

    Karan is an MBA from the Schulich School of Business and an Economics graduate from York University, both in Toronto, Canada. He has over eight years of experience in Investment Banking and Venture Capital / Angel Investments across Asia and Canada. He has previously worked at ABN AMRO in Hong Kong in their Mergers and Acquisitions / Equity Capital Markets division where he helped advise clients in South- east Asia. Upon his return to India, he began working with angel investors looking at early-stage technology investments in India in addition to assisting different clients with their business plans, due-diligence requests and projects around business optimisation. Karan has also volunteered extensively throughout his life and is currently a volunteer at a non-profit organization based in Delhi that provides education to underprivileged children


Advisors

Neeraj Arora

    Neeraj Arora
    The Valley Guru

    Neeraj Arora, is the global business head at Whatsapp. Before the journey brought him to WhatsApp in 2011, Neeraj served as the Principal, Corporate Development at Google and prior to that he was the Chief Manager at Times Internet Ltd. Neeraj started his career journey at Accellion Inc. as a Program Manager. Neeraj is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology (“IIT”), Delhi and has a MBA from the Indian School of Business in Finance and Strategy

Namita Gupta

    Namita Gupta
    The Product Baroness

    Namita Gupta is the Founder of Airveda, which has designed an affordable and accurate air quality monitor for India. Prior to founding Airveda, Namita was the Chief Product Officer at Zomato in India where she led product development. Before Namita’s return to India, she spent 13 years in the US as Head for Global Games Partner Engineering at Facebook in Silicon Valley, where she worked on ads, pages, developer tools and the mobile platform. Post graduating from college, she became a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft where she worked extensively on developer platforms and web-search. Namita has a Masters in Technology in Computer Science and Math from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and has 17 US patents in the fields of social networks, developer platforms & search, and several publications