Sameer has been an early stage investor in over 30 companies.
He opened and leads Nexus’ Bangalore office. At Nexus, he has led investments in Postman, Unacademy, Jumbotail, Zolo, myUpchar, Goals101, Hasura, Goodera, Joveo, Quandl, Indix, MayaData, Runnr (now Zomato), and another stealth mode startup.
Prior to Nexus, Sameer was the founding member at Reliance Capital’s early-stage venture capital fund (Reliance Ventures) where he led investments in PayTM, HealthSpring (Columbia Pacific), Tessolve Semiconductor (Hero Electronix), Dhama Innovations (strategic buy-back), Greendust, Stoke (Mavenir Systems) & EBand Communications (CarrierCom).
His operational expertise lies in product management, business development, sales acceleration, recruiting, follow-on fundraising, and scaling. Sameer has served in operating roles at UTStarcom, Inc, Ericsson and American Wireless BroadBand, as a Product Manager, Solutions Architect, and Network Architect in the US, China and India.
He is an Advisor to AngelList India & was earlier an Advisor to Microsoft Ventures India. He was voted as a “40 under 40 Alternative Investment Professionals in India 2018″ by IAAIF.
A life-long learner, Sameer earned a B.S. in Computer Engineering as an International & Founders Scholar from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. While at Illinois Institute of Technology, he also interned at Hughes Software Systems, UTStarcom, Spectranet and did undergraduate research work for National Science Foundation / Ed-Kalpan Foundation, Molex and IIT Research Institute (IITRI).