Kunal leads the investment initiatives as well as operations at advantEdge Founders- India’s leading seed stage fund focusing on technology and consumers. Kunal has been actively mentoring and investing in startups in his individual capacity as well. He is passionate about partnering with companies across the digital spectrum including mobile commerce, digital media and other technology fields. Kunal is a Director on the Boards of Rapido and Smartivity and an Observer on the Boards of Scoopwoop and Chalo. Kunal is a Charter Member of TiE.
Kunal is a serial entrepreneur and an investor with over 24 years of global experience in varied corporate and entrepreneurial roles. He co-founded Carnation Auto – India’s first and largest independent Multi-Brand Auto Solutions company.
Kunal has global experience of working in companies such as Aptuit, InfoPro Solutions, Vodafone and Razorfish. He previously cofounded SimplyLook.com in Silicon Valley and also led the investment for a US based PE firm into Laurus Labs which is a BSE listed entity.
Kunal has a Bachelors degree in Economics (Honors) from Delhi University, an MBA from FSM, New Delhi and an MS from Kellogg and Medill School, Northwestern University.