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Vani Kola

Vani Kola is the Founder and Managing Director of Kalaari Capital, a prominent early-stage venture capital firm in India. With a background as a 2x entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, Vani brings a wealth of entrepreneurial experience to her investment philosophy, which focuses on supporting young, first-time entrepreneurs with passion and perseverance. 

At Kalaari, Vani has led over 30 successful investments across various sectors, including e-commerce, gaming, digital content, and healthcare. Some notable successes include Dream11, Myntra,, and Snapdeal. Vani is actively involved in guiding these companies as a board member, contributing to their growth and success.

Vani has become an influential figure in India’s startup ecosystem over the past decade. She has been featured in numerous publications and recognized as one of Fortune India‘s ‘Most Powerful Women in Business.’ Vani is also dedicated to supporting organizations that promote entrepreneurship and women leadership.

Outside of her professional endeavors, Vani prioritizes personal well-being and sustainability. She practices heartfulness meditation and Ashtanga yoga, enjoys reading and writing, and is passionate about sustainable living. Vani cultivates organic produce in her garden to meet her family’s needs, embodying her commitment to a balanced and environmentally conscious lifestyle.

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