The chance to learn, unlearn and reimagine different sectors and business models, and work with talented entrepreneurs is truly exciting.

Mandar has 15+ years of rich and diverse experience in venture capital, private equity and technology consulting. At Kalaari, Mandar focuses on consumer internet, healthcare, logistics, gaming and supply chain. He has been involved in several high impact companies such as Myntra, Dream11, Elasticrun and Visionary RCM. He has also been part of successful exits such as Myntra (acquired by Flipkart) and Dream11 (partial secondary sale). Mandar has led the investment in Healthplix and sourced Elasticrun and Jumbotail.

Mandar spends time analyzing new technologies, emerging trends and business models, and changes in user adoption and behaviour. He then tries to connect the dots to unearth the next big investible sector or company. He likes passionate entrepreneurs building scalable yet sustainable businesses with sound unit economics in large markets. Mandar works closely with portfolio companies to help them achieve their growth potential.

Prior to Kalaari, Mandar was part of a $60M early growth fund (Tata Capital Innovations Fund). At Tata Capital, Mandar was a key member of the team responsible for conceptualizing and raising the fund. He was part of the team which made multiple investments globally across different sectors. Mandar has also worked in technology consulting in USA and India with Cognizant Technology Solutions where he led numerous projects which received accolades from the clients and Cognizant management. He began his career with Tata Power Company Limited (Strategic Electronics Division) where he built complex software applications for the Indian defense.

Mandar has an MBA in Finance & Strategy from Goizueta Business School (Emory University) and a bachelors in computer engineering from University of Mumbai. In his free time, Mandar enjoys traveling (especially backpacking), playing sports and catching up on the latest good movie.




Mandar Dandekar