Varun is a Senior Investment Manager at Qualcomm Ventures and is based in San Francisco. He joined Qualcomm Ventures in 2014 and has since sourced and led their early-stage investments in Clearmotion, Cruise Automation (acquired by General Motors), Even Responsible Finance, Flirtey and Navdy. In 2017, Varun was recognized as one among the global top 20 Rising Stars in the corporate venture industry by Global Corporate Venturing.
Before becoming an investor, Varun gained significant operating experience at Mint, which started in 2007 in partnership with The Wall Street Journal and is today one of the largest and most respected news organizations in Asia. He rose quickly through the ranks to lead business operations for Mint’s key growth initiatives and successfully launched a series of consumer and enterprise products across India and Singapore.
Varun holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management where he was a McCormick Scholar; a Masters (Marketing Communications) from MICA; and a Bachelor of Technology (CS, EE) from DA-IICT.