Rocketship.vc, the Los Altos, California based venture capital firm that has backed companies such as NoBroker, Moglix and Khatabook, has appointed Madhu Shalini Iyer as partner. In her new role, Iyer will accelerate the firm’s investment strategies in India and Southeast Asia regions.
Iyer has over 15 years of experience in data science, investing, and leading high-growth organisations, both in Silicon Valley and Asia. Prior to the current role, she was chief data officer at San Francisco-based fintech startup EthosLending. Prior to that she was chief data officer at Gojek, the Southeast Asian on-demand multi-service platform.
“I am thrilled to be joining Rocketship.vc and working closely with their team to tap into further geographies in emerging markets,” she said in a statement.
Iyer holds a bachelor of engineering in computer science from the University of Sydney.
Rocketship.vc also recently announced the closure of its second global venture capital fund at $100 million and is backed by limited partners such as Vulcan Capital and Adams Street Partners, as well as the family office of Marc Andreesen and Chris Dixon from A16z, the statement added.
Founded by Anand Rajaraman and Venky Harinarayan in 2013, Rocketship.vc has invested in 44 companies across the seed, Series A and B stages with 46% of its investments outside the US. The global portfolio includes companies such as Trocafone, Stocard, Yulu, Wasabi, and Crosschq.
In July, Rocketship.vc injected $3.95 million in Yulu Bikes, which runs an eponymous two-wheeler shared mobility platform.