Vinod Keni is an entrepreneur, active angel investor, company builder, management consultant and has more than 25 years of entrepreneurial, financial management, management consulting and operations experience. With corporate & entrepreneurial experience in the US, India and SE Asia, Vinod has built and successfully exited 4 ventures, in addition to investing and advising several others. As a corporate finance professional, he has helped build companies, led an NASDAQ IPO, and executed several fund raising, M&A & Corporate Development initiatives. He is also an advisor to IAN fund.
His prior experience includes working in leadership roles at Aavishkaar, one of the largest impact funds, SCP Private Equity, a US-based PE fund and its partner, IL&FS Investment Managers. He has provided solutions spanning business advisory, CFO, COO and M&A. He co-founded Aquarian CFO Services, Capella Partners & Aquarian Advisory Services, all of which grew and exited through acquisitions profitably. He was part of the founding team at VerticalOne, a pioneer in fintech. He was also part of Cortera, and HeadHunter.NET (now Career Builder), where he filed their red herring prospectus to list the company on NASDAQ. He has been CFO at HomeCom, worked in a variety of positions at Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare and IVF America in US.
Vinod chairs the Fintech SIG of TiE Mumbai, and is member of the Board of Trustees of TiE Mumbai. He is also a Director of the Indian Angel Network, India’s largest network of angel investors. He is one of the co-founders of the Atlanta chapter of TiE, and is a global Charter Member. He was the cofounder and a Director of the Atlanta CEO HiTech Council.
Vinod has an MBA from JWU & Bentley College. He is a CPA(inactive). He has completed the PE/VC programs from ISB & Harvard, and corporate finance programs from Harvard Business School & Institute of Management Accountants.