KP Balaraj is a Managing Director with WestBridge Capital India, formerly WestBridge Capital Partners. Prior to co-founding WestBridge, Balaraj worked at Goldman Sachs, Miradiant, and Salomon Brothers. Balaraj was part of the Whitehall Group of Goldman Sachs & Co., primarily based in New York and Hong Kong, where he was involved with private equity investing in Asia. During his tenure at Goldman Sachs, he served as a key member of Goldman-backed funds and operating companies that invested over $1 billion of private equity capital in Southeast Asia. At Miradiant, Balaraj was a co-founder and CFO of a financial services venture-backed startup in New York focused on trade finance and payment systems. His career began as an investment banker in the M&A group of Salomon Brothers based in New York, where he focused on corporate and private equity transactions. Balaraj currently serves on the boards of several companies, including Indecomm Global Services, Firstsource Solutions, Astra, Tarang, and Travel Guru.
Globally, WestBridge Capital has an unparalleled track record of partnering with entrepreneurs to create global market leaders. WestBridge Capital has been an early investor in companies such as Google, Cisco, Yahoo, YouTube, Oracle, and Apple Computers. WestBridge Capital maintains dedicated teams in the US, China, India, and Israel. To learn more about WestBridge Capital India, visit: www.westbridgecap.com