Alok leads Canaan’s investments in India, and focuses on digital media and mobile companies, as well as innovators in managed software services and other IT enabled businesses. He is a regular speaker at prominent industry events such as TiE, NASSCOM, VCCircle, Adtech and more. Alok has a broad range of hands-on experience founding, funding and supporting early-stage technology companies.
Alok is a co-founder of Indian Angel Network, on the board of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) in Delhi and an advisor to Adtech India. During the course of his association with Canaan India, he has advised Canaan Partners in their investment in BharatMatrimony (Matrimony.com), Equitas, iYogi, mCarbon, UnitedLex, CarTrade and Happiest Minds.
Prior to joining the venture industry, Alok co-founded JobsAhead.com, a leading web-based recruitment business, which was acquired by Monster.com, the global leader in online recruitment. He also brings strong Telecom experience to Canaan having worked for Hughes Software Systems prior to that. Alok earned a BE in computer science and engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and a MS in computer science from UC Berkeley.