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Bertelsmann India Investments Appoints Swati Murarka As Principal

Murarka brings over 11 years of operating and investing experience, with a diverse background in technology infrastructure, AI, SaaS and consumer companies

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Bertelsmann India Investments (BII), an early-growth stage venture capital firm, is delighted to announce the appointment of Swati Murarka as Principal, further strengthening its investment team. She brings over 11 years of extensive operating and investing experience, with a diverse background in technology infrastructure, AI, SaaS and consumer companies.

As an accomplished investor and mentor to startups, she has a keen eye for identifying and nurturing promising ventures through various growth stages. Her passion lies in collaborating with entrepreneurs who embrace first-principle thinking, fostering an environment for groundbreaking and transformative ventures.

"We are delighted to extend a warm welcome to Swati Murarka as the Principal at Bertelsmann India Investments. Her extensive expertise in both operational and investment domains is poised to significantly enhance the ongoing success of our portfolio companies. Swati will play a pivotal role in identifying and supporting high-potential startups in India, thereby making a positive impact with BII, on the startup ecosystem," Pankaj Makkar, MD at Bertelsmann India Investments.

In an exciting development, BII expands its footprint with the opening of a new office branch in Bangalore. This year, BII has successfully opened two new branches, one in Gurgaon and another in Bangalore, where Murarka will be operating. 

Expressing her enthusiasm about joining BII, Murarka said, "I am excited to be a part of Bertelsmann India Investments, an organization deeply committed to driving innovation and supporting the growth of startups in India. I eagerly anticipate joining hands with the talented team at BII to identify and work with world class companies that leverage cutting-edge technologies to address pressing challenges."

Her appointment comes at a crucial juncture for BII as the firm continues to play a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of the Indian startup ecosystem, owing to Bertelsmann’s Boost Plan to invest $500 Mn in Indian startups. 



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