After playing Varsity basketball at Westmoor High School and winning multiple academic, sports, and service awards in High School in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dinesh graduated with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from U. C. Berkeley, the number one ranked EECS program in the World. Dinesh worked in a few Silicon Valley Tech firms before pivoting to India where liberalized economic reforms created new opportunities in business. Dinesh was Introduced to both political leaders and elite business leaders in India as he helped the US administration forge ties with India.
Dinesh graduated from Georgetown University Law Center with a J.D. after his stint in India. Dinesh has raised the initial private equity capital for LBO fund, Blackstreet Capital (formerly Milestone Merchant Capital Partners) in Washington, DC. Dinesh has been involved with startup and mature ventures in Silicon Valley, CA, India, and Virginia. This includes solar, green tech, CRM, and Data analytics. Dinesh has also brought ethnic TV channels to the Dish Network Satellite platform.
Dinesh raised capital for and is on the advisory board for Iron Pillar Fund, a mid stage India VC fund. They serve the under served market of late stage capital in India by investing only in series B or later. The $100 MM fund has a sister fund of $200 MM in China. Iron Pillar has a presence in Mumbai & Bangalore in India and Shanghai in China and Palo Alto in U.S.A., and Mauritius in Africa.
Dinesh has recently been involved with the Emurgo group in Japan who are working on a futuristic cryptocurrency and new blockchain technology. Dinesh was has also been invited by an advisor to the top seven wealth owning families in China to help with the One Belt project.
Dinesh has allies in India, Singapore, and Hong Kong that work with cross border transactions, entry into Asia, and M&A and capital raising. Dinesh also works with Family offices & PE firms to form investment syndicates.
Dinesh has been a member of Board of Trustees of major political parties in the U
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