Badri is an investment partner responsible for sourcing and executing Emerging Tech investments in India and Southeast Asia. He is passionate about technology and its potential for transformational impact on people’s lives in areas such as education, job creation, health, and financial services. Since 2010, Badri has led and managed investments in Omidyar Network’s portfolio companies such as Dailyhunt, IndusOS, U2opia Mobile, 1MG Technologies, Healthkart, Overcart, Vistaar Finance, Aspiring Minds, Giraffe, and Kalibrr. Based in Singapore, Badri is responsible for building out Omidyar Network’s Emerging Tech presence in Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, and Malaysia.
Prior to joining Omidyar Network, Badri served as a vice president, investments and fund operations at Xander Advisors, a private equity firm focusing on real estate investments in India. Previously, Badri worked in the financial risk management division at Exl Service, a leading provider of business process outsourcing services, and in the assurance and business advisory services division of PriceWaterhouseCoopers India, where he worked on statutory and tax audits, due diligence reviews, and feasibility studies for top MNCs.
Badri is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in India. He graduated with an MBA from the Indian School of Business, where he made the dean’s list, and earned his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Madras.