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Kumar Palani

Venture Partner

Kumar has led in multiple verticals, including food & beverage, global supply chain, enterprise software, e-commerce and cloud technology over the last 23 years. As a Director, Kumar played a key role in SS&C Technologies’ growth from an IPO company to being acquired for nearly $1 billion in 2005. During his 11-year tenure at SS&C, he developed the distribution capabilities from the ground up, and also oversaw sourcing, procurement and vendor alliances.

Starting in 2006, he founded an organic food & beverage company with a focus on sustainability, health and wellness—building relationships in the industry from farmers to retailers, and promoting ethical products both online and via retail stores. With knowledge of the whole business cycle from R&D to customer support, Kumar has consulted for startups and mid-size companies to develop business plans, products and expand into new marketing channels. Mr. Palani graduated from Rider University in New Jersey with an MBA focus in International Business and Economics and a BSBA in Accounting and Finance.