Madhu is based out of GGV’s Silicon Valley offices and assists the firm leadership with investments in the US, India, and Latin America. He focuses on investments in companies related to the future of work, education, fintech, food supply chains, and B2B commerce. He works actively with Otter.AI, Shelf Engine, Vedantu, Rupeek, Khatabook, Udaan, and Frubana. He also co-hosts India related programming for GGV’s “Evolving for the Next Billion” Initiative and runs India-US cross border founder and talent networks.
Prior to joining GGV, Madhu has lived and worked across India, Africa, and the US. He was the founding member and Director of Product for the Institute for Transformative Technologies (ITT), an initiative styled after GoogleX to productize and scale transformative technologies for social impact. Prior to that, he worked at the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA), a unit under the Ethiopian Prime Minister’s office to transform the Ethiopian agriculture sector. Most notably, Madhu co-designed Ethiopia’s Strategic Food Reserve, a $600M complex procurement, storage, and logistics effort - which supported 16 million people in the Eli Nino drought that hit the country in the following year.
Madhu graduated with an MS and MBA from Stanford University, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar (Top 10% of the graduating MBA class), and with a Bachelors in Aerospace Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur. He is the first in his family to graduate from college and finds meaning from supporting those with similar backgrounds.