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Mr. Samir Sood

Tech Guy, Used to be at Google Inc.
City: Delhi

Sectors:

IT / Web / Internet, Venture Capital

Areas of speciality:

Business Model, General Management, Strategy

Samir Sood has been a Director of India Forge since October 2009 a world class manufacturer of automotive parts and sub-assemblies. Prior to this Samir Sood was the Head of South Asia, Australia - M&A and Investments for Google Inc., a provider of Internet search technology and has led investments in India such as Seedfund, Erasmic Venture Fund and Ventureast TeNet Fund II and acquisitions in mobile sector such as $750 million acquisition of AdMob. Samir is also responsible for Google.org\'s investment activities in the region. Prior to his appointment at Google, Samir was a member of the Corporate Business Development team at Cisco Systems, Inc. where he lead wireless acquisitions and investments, which included the $450 million acquisition of Airspace. Samir executed the first venture investment in India (India Games) for Cisco Systems, Inc. among many other acquisitions and investments. Samir has also worked at Microsoft Corporation as a Market Intelligence Manager identifying growth and market opportunities in the small and medium business software customer segment. Samir started his career on Wall Street with Lehman Brothers as an Investment Banking Analyst in New York. In India, Samir was part of the founding team that set-up the Lehman Brothers Investment Banking office after spending a few years on Wall Street. Samir has operational experience in India, having managed an auto parts manufacturing facility with the India Forge Group of companies. Samir has a MBA from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business, a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Objectives
Giving something back, helping entrepreneurs and learning from people who have great new innovative business ideas. I have been doing early stage investing and M&A for many years in technology sector and could help people further flush out their business

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