Sashi Reddi is the managing partner of SRI Capital, that is typically the first institutional investor in various technology and media start-ups. SRI currently has over 20 investments, spread evenly between India and the US.
Previously, Sashi was the founder and CEO of AppLabs, the world’s largest independent software testing company with over 2,500 QA professionals in India, the US, and the UK. AppLabs was funded by Sequoia Capital India. CSC acquired AppLabs in September 2011. Series A investors in AppLabs received a 10X return on their investment in 6 years. A serial entrepreneur, Sashi has started other companies in technology and media.
Sashi received his BTech in Computer Science from the IIT Delhi, an MS in Computer Science from NYU, and later a PhD from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Sashi serves on the advisory board of Wharton Entrepreneurship, board of Ben Franklin Technology Partners, as well as on the board of T-Hub, India’s largest incubator for start-ups. He is a charter member of TiE Philadelphia and TiE Hyderabad. Recently, Sashi was appointed by the US State Department to be on the board of the US India Science and Technology Endowment Fund (USISTEF) that grants money to social impact startups.
Sashi runs a charitable organization, SRI Trust, that supports the educational and overall development needs of 600 children in 3 schools in Hyderabad, India.
I live in Philadelphia and visit India once every few months. I do have a few investments in India, but nothing very significant. Few people pay taxes in India, so as per the amount of tax I paid in I...
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