Tarana Lalwani is a Director at InnoVen Capital where she heads sourcing and execution of venture debt transactions, as well as portfolio management. Given her deep understanding of the Indian startup eco-system, she plays an active role within the portfolio companies, leveraging an established network and senior relationships. This encompasses facilitating business development, planning and operations, and guidance on further fund raises.
Prior to InnoVen she was a Principal at Seedfund, one of India’s premier early stage, sector agnostic funds, with notable investments like Carwale and Redbus. At Seedfund Tarana sourced, evaluated and mentored early stage companies. She also worked closely with the portfolio companies to get them to the next level of growth.
Given her strong ties with angel groups like Mumbai Angles, where she was an active member and the venture investor community, Tarana continues to be involved in the early stage space mentoring and guiding founders on fund raising, strategy and business development.
She started her career in New York with Morgan Stanley, following which she joined Radian, a financial services firm, in their structured finance group. Tarana holds an undergraduate degree from LaSalle University, and an MBA from Columbia Business School, USA.