Alok’s interest in venture capital stems from the energy he derives in meetings with entrepreneurs. Moreover, he strongly believes that in order to be an entrepreneur, one needs to be a dreamer, and indeed be foolish (read courageous) enough to pursue the dream. This is what makes entrepreneurs truly special, and so, he believes that there is something to be learned from every entrepreneur.
Prior to Stellaris, Alok was a Partner at Helion Ventures, where he led enterprise software and services investments. Before his career in venture capital, Alok was the Chief Operating Office of SAP India and had been associated with SAP since 2004 in various leadership roles across India & the US. Before SAP, Alok has worked with Siebel Systems, The McKenna Group, McKinsey & Company, and Cadence Design Systems.
Alok holds a B.Tech degree in Computer Science & Engineering from IIT Delhi, a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MBA from INSEAD. Alok is also one of the founding trustees of CAPED, an NGO and one of the founders of Plaksha University.
When Alok isn’t busy being involved with investment projects, one can often see him ensuring the adequate ‘supply’ of much-adored snacks in the office premises, and of course, seeing to it that the fun levels at work never drop below optimum levels.