Tech investing expertise? That's Rahul Khanna who's spent the last eighteen years in media, telecom and venture capital across the U.S. and India. Having switched from an operating to an investing role in 2005, Rahul has played a key role in the development of the venture ecosystem in India. At Canaan, he manages the firms investments in Adnear, Equitas, Loylty Rewards and Naaptol.
Prior to Canaan, Rahul led investments in India for Clearstone Venture Partners, where he focused on early stage investments in financial services, mobility and media. At Clearstone, he served on the Boards of Billdesk, India's largest payments aggregator and Games2Win, the leading gaming company in India.
During his time in Silicon Valley, Rahul was an early hire at both AirFlash and Sonim Technologies where he focused on marketing and business development including expansion into international markets. In the mid-nineties, he was part of the team that launched Hutchison Telecom's mobile operations in India.
Rahul earned an MBA in 2000 from the Kellogg Graduate School at Northwestern University.
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