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Tej Kohli is a serial entrepreneur, global businessman and a philanthropist. He seeks to support and nurture entrepreneurs with extraordinary ideas, to create pioneers of the future.
He is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur where he studied electrical engineering. After graduating, he worked for a small company in Delhi making tachometers, where he realized that advances in processes could revolutionize a business; from there he went onto develop e-commerce platforms, combining his passion for technology with a natural acumen for business.
Tej believes in the importance of collaboration between businesses and looks to form strategic business partnerships where both sides are adding value. He credits much of his success to these successful collaboration efforts. His family office, Kohli Ventures, focuses on early stage investments in technology and high impact sectors such as finance, digital media, medical science and renewables.
Tej recently launched a USD$ 25m fund, through his family office dedicated to high impact investments, focused across areas including Artificial Intelligence & Robotics, FinTech, Genomics, AgTech and Renewables.The Kohli Impact Investment Initiative will be used to invest in innovative ideas and disruptive technologies that have the potential to benefit the world socially and environmentally
Fund investments will be made in early and growth stage businesses, primarily in the technology, renewable energy, property, AgTech and medical innovations sectors, for which Tej Kohli is a significant investor.
In 2005, Wendy and Tej Kohli founded the Tej Kohli Foundation to share his success with those who are less fortunate. The Foundation was set up as an autonomous, non-profit organisation with the initial goal of helping disadvantaged children break free from poverty with an emphasis on matching the youth of today with the technology of tomorrow.
The Tej Kohli Foundation is focused on making donations which have a measurable and sustainable impact.
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