Vani Kola

Vani is the Managing Director at Kalaari Capital, an early stage venture capital firm
based in Bangalore. She is a renowned investor and a visionary known for identifying
emerging markets. Her leadership at Kalaari centers around her commitment to the
development of entrepreneurs and her conviction that Indian companies are poised to
become global players. Vani is a technology focussed investor with many of her
investments having now become very successful, validating her aptitude for picking
the best young minds and mentoring them to build high growth enterprises. She
currently serves on the board of several companies that are redefining the landscape
of Indian Business such as Dream11, Curefit, Milkbasket, Agnext, Upstox and,
Affordplan.Vani is profiled in numerous books and has been identified as one of
Fortune’s Most Powerful Women in Business. She is actively involved in various
organizations focused on fostering entrepreneurship and women leadership. Outside
of work, Vani enjoys spending time with her family, practices yoga and heartfulness
meditation devotedly. She believes in sustainable living and grows enough organic
produce in her garden to meet her family’s needs.

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