Vani Kola
Vani Kola Co-founded IUVP, now Kalaari Advisors in 2006 to create an early-stage venture eco system in India. Having been a successful entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, Vani now works with first-time entrepreneurs to build strong global companies. She focuses on technology companies, leveraging India’s domestic growth to create high growth enterprises
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Surgical strikes and the startup founder

Surgical strikes and the startup founder

OP-ED | 25 Oct, 2016

Like the clandestine operations carried out by the Indian army, startups can remain in stealth mode until it gets an opportunity to strike 

WWW: Winning Women on the Web

WWW: Winning Women on the Web

FEATURES, INDIA | 11 Oct, 2016

The big question: When it comes to winning over Indian women on the Internet, where does our e-commerce ecosystem stand? 

Should we celebrate failure?

Should we celebrate failure?

OP-ED | 10 Oct, 2016

Business deals are like marriages. In a marriage, if you pick a partner who is not right for you in the hope that he/she will dramatically change, it’s doomed to fail 

Light up your inner ‘little globes of fire’ with Edison as a guide

Light up your inner ‘little globes of fire’ with Edison as a guide

BUSINESS, FEATURES, RESOURCE | 23 Nov, 2015

Vani Kola of Kalaari Capital draws on uncanny parallels between the life and legacy of the iconic innovator and lessons every entrepreneur can imbibe from him 

Would I invest in Mark Zuckerberg too?

Would I invest in Mark Zuckerberg too?

BUSINESS, EVENTS, INDIA, RESOURCE | 05 Nov, 2015

Vani Kola, Managing Director at Kalaari Capital, recounts her experience of the Mark Zuckerberg Townhall last week, and shares the key takeaways from the event