Founder and MD, Kalaari Capital

Vani Kola is an Indian venture capitalist. She was listed as one of the most powerful women in Indian Business by Fortune India. She is the founder and Managing Director of Kalaari Capital, one of India's leading early stage venture capital firms. During her 22-year career in Silicon Valley, Vani was the founder and CEO of Certus Software. Prior to establishing Certus, Vani was the founder and CEO of RightWorks.

BACKGROUND: She was born and educated in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (now Telangana), India. She holds degrees in electrical engineering, having obtained a Bachelor of Engineering from Osmania University and a Master of Engineering from Arizona State University.