Chirag is the Managing Partner at 8X Ventures, a Deep-Tech focused venture capital firm. He invests and enables startups that will lead disruptive innovation and create sustainable value.
Prior to 8X, he has held leadership positions at 500 Global (most active early stage Venture Capital firm with $1.8+bn AuM), Careem (MENA’s first unicorn acquired by Uber at $3.1bn), McKinsey (best management consulting firm worldwide), PwC/Strategy& and Korn Ferry. During these experiences, he helped 10+ corporations build their unique startup “explore” strategy, helped multiple startups grow to unicorn status, and partnered with govts of 8+ countries to grow their startup ecosystem.
Chirag holds an MBA from University of Chicago: Booth (#3 top MBA globally) and Nanyang Business School (#5 top MBA in Asia-Pacific). He studied Business Analytics at Harvard University (with Harvard scholarship). He also received 100% scholarship for his Bachelor degree in Finance from Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University.