What inspires me the most is creating impact, and making a difference, through innovation and entrepreneurship. I am proud of the values that Kalaari stands for and our commitment to entrepreneurs. It is a privilege to be part of rethinking the future, alongside our entrepreneurs.

Having been a successful entrepreneur in Silicon Valley for 22 years, Vani now works with entrepreneurs to build high-value enterprises

Her founders describe her as a highly available, accessible and trusted advisor and board member and as someone who always sets high standards of expectation in organizational building. Her investment philosophy includes recognizing and mentoring young, ambitious first-time entrepreneurs and helping them scale up. Through these years, she has demonstrated significant returns to her investors and enabled new paradigms for Indian consumers.

Vani believes India’s digital opportunity is still at a nascent stage with the Indian Venture Capital industry perfectly placed to capitalize from supporting an increasing number of entrepreneurs looking to build products and services for a growing, aspirational population.

Outside of work, Vani practices heartfulness meditation and yoga devotedly in addition to spending time with her family. She is actively involved in various organizations focused on fostering entrepreneurship and women leadership. Vani believes in the importance of building legacy institutions and is committed to growing Kalaari as a powerhouse venture firm in India.



Managing Director

Vani Kola

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