Currently, the Chairman, Startup Vision Group – Government of Karnataka. He is a partner in venture capital firm Accel and has led investments in BookMyShow, Clevertap, Agrostar, BlueStone, Prop-Tiger, QwikCilver (acquired by Pine Labs), Rentomojo, TeaBox, and other early stage companies.
Prashanth began investing in Indian technology start-ups in 2004, well before they acquired global attention. He started his investing career as a co-founder of Erasmic, one of India’s first early-stage funds. Prior to that, he founded two enterprises in the Internet and multimedia publishing domains.
As a key member of Accel’s India team, Prashanth focuses on consumer Internet services, online marketplaces, and SaaS. He has led investments in Agrostar, BlueStone, BookMyShow, Clevertap, FabHotels, Glowroad, HolidayMe, HomeLane, InfraMarket, PropTiger, QwikCilver (acquired by Pine Labs), Rentomojo, TeaBox, and other early-stage companies.
Prashanth is from Bangalore and holds a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Delaware and an undergraduate degree in computer science.