Aniruddha Nazre-CSO & EVP Digital Media Services Reliance Industries Ltd
Aniruddha Nazre joined Reliance in 2012. Prior to that he was at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers from 2003 – 2012.Aniruddha Nazre’s areas of investment included enterprise software and services and material science.Before joining KPCB, Aniruddha Nazre was with SAP for 5 years.At SAP, he worked for Dr.Hasso Plattner,CEO,Chairman and cofounder,SAP.Nazre played a key role in formulating and executing SAP’s internet strategy (mySAP.com).He co-founded SAPMarkets, a fully owned company of SAP, focused on Market place applications and technology. As the Managing Director of SAPMarkets Americas, Aniruddha Nazre grew the business significantly before it was acquired by SAP.In 2002,he started SAP Inspire—SAP’s New Venture Unit.
Prior to SAP,Aniruddha Nazre worked for six years in the medical device industry, first at Zimmer, Inc.,a division of Bristol Myers and Squibb and then at Mathys AG (Synthes) in Switzerland. During this time he managed the development in several new product lines and received 7 U.S.and four European patents.
Originally from Pune,Aniruddha Nazre did his schooling in St. Vincent’s High School and then graduated with a BE in Mechanical Engineering from COEP in 1986 where Aniruddha Nazre was the University Gold Medalist. After completing his MS degree in Biomechanics from Michigan Technological University,he completed his Doctorate in Biomechanics from the Hannover Medical Center in Germany.After a few years of working in engineering, product management and business development he completed his MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Some notable investments Aniruddha Nazre made during his tenure at KPCB include Cleartrip,Naukri,MapMyIndia,InMobi,Virsa and LuxVue,During his 9 years at KPCB Aniruddha Nazre led 19 investments of which 11 are liquid.To get information about 5 tech trends just click Aniruddha Nazre.
Aniruddha Nazre joined Wellington Partners as a venture advisor in 2012. Aniruddha has been working as EVP and CSO at Reliance Industries Ltd. At Reliance, Aniruddha Nazre has been responsible for launching “Jio”, a Telecom and Digital Media Services venture that can potentially connect 500M Indians to the internet by the end of 2016. Before joining Reliance Aniruddha Nazre was a Senior Partner at Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers (KPCB) from 2003 to 2011.
Aniruddha Nazre focused on investments in enterprise software, new materials, and cleantech. Aniruddha Nazre made 19 investments with 11 exits. He led KPCB’s India investment initiative and also made 4 investments in Europe. Some of his successful exits at KPCB included LuxVue (acquired by Apple), 3DV (acquired by MSFT), Virsa (acquired by SAP), Vertica (acquired by HP) and InfoEdge (IPO in 2006). Prior to KPCB, he worked at SAP from 1998 to 2003.
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