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Rajan Anandan
Managing Director, Surge
Sequoia Capital
Rajan Anandan

Rajan is Managing Director, Surge at Sequoia Capital India.
Rajan joined Sequoia from Google, where he led the company’s India & SEA business for eight years. During his tenure at Google, he played a key role in expanding the internet ecosystem in the region, increasing adoption among consumers and businesses, and accelerating innovation.
Prior to Google, Rajan led both Microsoft and Dell in India. Before that, he was a Partner at McKinsey & Co, based in Chicago.
Rajan has also been one of India’s most active angel investors. He has partnered with many early-stage startups, across a wide range of sectors, over the last decade. A strong advocate for the democratization of technology, Rajan believes that a single person can make a difference – and a few people can change the world.


Luncheon Area A
Surge Private Luncheon
Luncheon Track

This is an exclusive private segment for invited participants only. Lunch will be provided for free.

Surge, a rapid scale-up program for startups in India and Southeast Asia. They’ve got a new approach to seed capital that they’d like to share with founders like yourself. You’ll learn the following:

  • How is Surge designed to address founder challenges?
  • Advice for raising your first institutional round of funding
  • Shared experiences from the first batch of Surge founders
  • You’ll hear from Rajan Anandan who heads up the Surge initiative and whole host of other team members from Sequoia Capital.
Main Stage
Tipping Point for Early-Stage Startups in SE Asia
Arena Pitch Battle Track

This is a fireside chat session with Rajan Anandan. Ex-Google and now joining Sequoia family helping the tech ecosystem grow better. This is part of the Arena Final Competition which is powered by Surge.