Ruchir joined NEA India in 2008 and is a Director of New Enterprise Associates (India) Pvt. Ltd. based out of its Mumbai office. Ruchir brings more than six years of prior experience in various roles in private equity investing, equity research and IT services. Prior to joining NEA, Ruchir was with ICICI Venture where he worked on investment opportunities in retail, consumer, brands, FMCG, media, telecom services, technology products/services and education. He also actively managed several portfolio companies in textile, technology and retail. Ruchir has worked with Thomas Weisel in India as a lead equity research analyst and with TATA Consulting Services (TCS) in delivery roles as well as in their in-house M&A group. Ruchir has an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad and a B.Com (Honours) equivalent to a BS in Finance and Accounting from Delhi University.