Bharati Jacob has over 27 years of experience in venture investing, marketing and financial services with Seedfund, Infinity Ventures and Lazard India. She co-founded Seedfund in 2006 along with Pravin Gandhi and Mahesh Murthy.
Bharati has been the lead partner in diverse investments such as include Redbus (www.redbus.in sold to Nasper, South Africa), Edusports (www.edusports.in), Vaatsalya (www.vaatsalya.com), Jeeves Consumer services (www.jeeves.co.in), Sportskeeda (www.sportskeeda.com) and Axisrooms (organizing hotel inventory) among others.
Prior to Seedfund, she was a Principal at Infinity Ventures, a pioneer in Indian early stage investing whose exits include Indiagames (sold to tomonline) and India Bulls (listing in India). Before that she established and held the P&L responsibility for the Southern operations of Investment bank Lazard India. Before Lazard she worked in Minneapolis with the strategy group at Northwest Airlines (now Delta) supporting the Executive Management Board. Her early experience prior to business school was in consumer market research in India.
Bharati pursues her professional interests in creating scale, early stage investing and women’women’s entrepreneurship by writing in leading publications and speaking at various events and conferences, and is a charter membership at TIE.
She has Masters degrees from The Wharton School of University Pennsylvania and XLRI Jamshedpur and is an alumni of the Shriram College of Commerce, University of Delhi.