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Aniruddha Nazre on Wellington Partners

Aniruddha Nazre
Venture Advisor, US 

About Aniruddha Nazre
Aniruddha Nazre joined Wellington Partners as a venture advisor in 2012. Aniruddha Nazre 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 he 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.

Aniruddha Nazre joined as a Technical Assistant to Dr. Hasso Plattner, CEO, Chairman, and Co-Founder of SAP. He played a key role in formulating and executing SAP’s initiative. Aniruddha Nazre co-founded SAPMarkets, SAP’s e-commerce software company and as Managing Director at SAPMarkets Americas, Aniruddha Nazre grew the business to $100 million in six quarters. After SAPMarkets was acquired by SAP in 2002, Aniruddha Nazre laid the foundation for SAP Inspire and served as the Senior Vice President. Prior to SAP, he worked for six years in the medical device industry.

From 1991 till 1995, Aniruddha Nazre worked at Zimmer, Inc. as a Development Engineer and oversaw the introduction of three new product lines in two years. At Mathys AG (Synthes) in Switzerland, Ajit was a Group Manager for Business Development and Product Management from 1995 to 1997.

Aniruddha Nazre holds seven United States and four European patents and has published and presented over 15 articles in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. Aniruddha Nazre holds a Ph.D. in Biomechanics from the Technical University of Hanover, Germany, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Michigan Tech, an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School, and an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the College of Engineering Pune, India.

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Meet the BIG VC : Dr. Aniruddha Nazre from kleiner perkins



Meet the BIG VC : Dr aniruddha Nazre from kleiner perkins




Hello Friends,        


I am very excited to invite you to a very rare opportunity to listen

to Dr. Aniruddha Nazre,, Partner at the most respected VC firm in the world:

Kleiner Perkins Caufeld Byers (or KPCB for short).This legendary VC

firm has funded the likes of Google and boast of people such as

General Colin Powell, Vice President Al Gore etc as partners.

Dr. Nazre has happily agreed to devote 2-3 hours of his time on 22nd

December, 2010 between 2-5pm at the NCL Venture Center.  He will

address us during the first hour including QA and then will have time

for about 5-6 meetings with individual entrepreneurs or companies in

Pune.The event is free for everyone but please understand that the

Venture Center hall can seat only 60 people and the accommodation is

strictly on ‘first come, first served’ basis.  No RSVPs accepted.

For those who want to schedule a 1:1 meeting with Dr. Nazre between

3-5pm on that day, please send me a mail with a one-page synopsis of

your company containing what you do,who you are (including other mgmt

team) etc.Simple text is preferred.

Dr. Nazre is KPCB’s partner looking after their India portfolio but he

invests globally.  He’s based in Palo Alto, CA.  Originally from Pune,

Dr. Nazre did his schooling in St. Vincents Highschool and then

graduated with a BE in Mechanical Engineering from COEP in 1986 where

he was the University Gold Medalist. After…….


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Director, Fusiontech Ventures


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Read 6 publications by “Aniruddha Nazre”

 Theoretical Strength Comparison of Bioabsorbable (PLLA) Plates and Conventional Stainless Steel and Titanium Plates Used in Internal Fracture Fixation(Link)

ASTM, STP 1217
January 1994
Clinical and Laboratory Performance of Bone Plates, Issue 1217, Edited by J. Paul Harvey, Robert F. Games
Ajit Nazre, A and Lin, S
STP1217: Theoretical Strength Comparison of Bioabsorbable (PLLA) Plates and Conventional Stainless Steel and Titanium Plates Used in Internal Fracture Fixation. Ajit Nazre and…
Pages: 12 Published: Jan 1994
2 authors
 Entrepreneur / Operating Exec / VC
Steve lin
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kleiner perkins 7 rules for software start-ups-aniruddha nazre

Aniruddha nazre at Kleiner Perkins has 7 rules for software start-ups they consider funding. I was on a “future of software” panel at TiECon East yesterday with Ajit Nazre, partner at Kleiner Perkins.  Several interesting trends emerged from the panel discussion, but the 7 rules synthesized everything for me.


KP’s 7 rules for start-ups

1: Instant Value to customers – solve a problem or create value with the first use

2: Viral adoption – Pull, not push. No direct sales force required

3: Minimum IT footprint, preferably none. Hosted SaaS is best.

4: Simple, intuitive user experience – no training required.

5: Personalized user experience – customizable

6: Easy configuration based on application or usage templates

7: Context aware – adjust to location, groups, preferences, devices, etc.

Most start-ups will not align with all 7 rules. But, if you don’t follow at least 5 of them…rethink your plan and business model.

 UPDATE: Ben Barren has a unique perspective on the 7 rules. Nicolas Toper also has interesting views.

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IBF: 20th Annual Venture Capital Investing Conference – Aniruddha NAZRE

For 20 years, this conference has served as the premier industry gathering for over 400 venture capitalists and limited partners.

Advisory Board Chairman: 

Gary Morgenthaler
General Partner
Morgenthaler Ventures

Founding Advisory Board Members include: Richard Kramlich, Co-Founder & General Partner, New Enterprise Associates; Jim Swartz, General Partner, Accel; Brook Byers, General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; Irwin Federman, General Partner, U.S. Venture Partners; Paul Denning, Founder & CEO, Denning & Co.; Sandford Robertson, General Partner, Francisco Partners; Alan Patricof, General Partner, Greycroft Partners

Additional Advisory Board Members: ; Lip-Bu Tan, Chairman, Walden International; Todd Chaffee, General Partner, Institutional Venture Partners; Aniruddha Nazre, General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; Bob Grady, Managing Director, The Carlyle Group; Susan Mason, General Partner, Onset Ventures; Paul Denning, Founding Partner, Denning and Company; Mark Heesen, President, NVCA; Richard Hayes, Managing Partner, Oak Hill Investment Management; Craig Dauchy, Partner & Chair, Venture Capital Group, Cooley Godward Kronish; Rob Coneybeer, Managing Director, Shasta Ventures; Ira Ehrenpreis, General Partner, Technology Partners; Tracy T. Lefteroff, Global Managing Partner, Private Equity, PricewaterhouseCoopers; Jeff Kuhn, Managing Partner, FLG Partners, LLC Ajit Nazre 

“Congratulations IBF on your 20th Annual VC conference!  NVCA has consistently supported IBF’s venture conferences because IBF understands the venture community: we want thought provoking sessions which are efficiently run and moderated combined with networking opportunities with our peers in a quality location.  Many groups have tried, and none have succeeded, in emulating IBF’s strategy for engaging the venture capital community.  NVCA is happy to have been, and will continue to be, a major supporter of IBF.”  -Mark Heesen, President, National Venture Capital Association*NVCA -Ajit Nazre

IBF organized the first Venture Capital Investing Conference back in 1989 and it has continued to unite venture capitalists and limited partners each June.  Set in San Francisco, this event is consistently regarded as the most important gathering of its kind, uniting hundreds of venture firms which paved the way for the expanded path of the industry.   IBF is privileged to celebrate the 20th year for the community as a whole, as now more than ever, VC investors and limited partners need to address the changed landscape for investing due to global and economic conditions.  

Audience Profile: Venture capitalists, institutional investors, corporate investors, limited partners, pension funds, endowments and foundations, fund of funds, family offices, investment bankers, and other private equity investors. – AJit Nazre