S. Kulkarni, Venture Partner, focuses on Financial Services Technology, Telecom and Cleantech sectors and works with portfolio companies in India, Singapore and USA.

Mr. Kulkarni is also the country manager – India and regional leader for a leading US-based financial services technology provider. In this role, he is responsible for developing the payments business for the company in Asia Pacific region. Earlier, he was a VP at Mahindra Comviva in India with responsibility of global business development for mobile financial services. He had successfully expanded Mahindra Comviva’s footprint in over 10 new markets in Africa, Latin America, Middle East and Central Asia. Earlier, he held management positions in diverse functions –product development, product implementation, marketing, or consulting – at American Express in India and USA, Sprint Telecom, USA, and First Horizon, USA, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, etc.

He earned his bachelor’s degree from Osmania University, India and received his master’s in Environmental Engineering from USA and MBA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He is also a certified PMP from Project Management Institute, USA as well as a certified Professional Engineer, in USA.