Ranjeet Shetye is among the few people who grew up devouring science fiction and then made a career at the intersection of technology and the future. He has been associated with YourNest since 2016 as an investor, and he became a Venture Partner in early 2021 upon his return to India from Austin, Texas. Being a key part of seven startups that were acquired, and with five of them being valued in the US$150 mn – US$450 mn range, he has been an integral part of startup ecosystems in USA and India for many years now.
As a Computer Science Engineer from the University of Mumbai with a Master’s Degree in the same field from the University of Southern California, Ranjeet has had a multi-disciplinary career across technology and leadership roles in DeepTech, including Security, Cloud, Crypto, Networking and allied domains. Startups in which he held pivotal roles were later acquired by companies such as Alcatel, Cisco and Marvell.
Currently the Managing Director (India) of Everstream Analytics, Ranjeet’s experiences span a diverse set of firms in several domains: Everstream, Resilinc, CALY Networks, PicoMobile (acquired by Marvell) and Airespace (acquired by Cisco). His roles in these companies began with technology but evolved into working closely on startup buyouts, meeting post-acquisition milestones, and customer management – in enterprise sales, recovery and resolving crises. Consequently, he takes pride in being “Marinated in a pro-consumer culture” and is now deeply immersed in studying the impact and potential of Artificial Intelligence, especially as applied to the India stack.