San Francisco, California
Madhavan "M.R." Rangaswami is an entrepreneur, investor, corporate eco-strategy expert, community builder and philanthropist. Recognized as a software business expert, he participated in the rapid expansion of the Silicon Valley software industry as an executive at both large and small software companies. In 1997, he co-founded Sand Hill Group, one of the earliest “angel” investment firms, and was profiled on the front page of the Wall Street Journal. He was named to the Forbes Midas list of investors and also recognized by CRN as one of the Top 25 Technology Executives. He is the publisher of SandHill.com, a leading website for entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. He also hosts the Enterprise Retreat for the top 100 leaders in technology.
Rangaswami founded the Corporate Eco Forum, an invitation-only membership organization for Global 500 companies that demonstrate a serious commitment to the environment as a business strategy. Members represent more than 20 industries and have combined revenues exceeding $3 trillion.
He founded Indiaspora, a non-profit to unite the Indian Diaspora and to transform their success into meaningful impact in India and on the global stage. By sharing insights, hosting events and connecting people, Indiaspora unites the professionally, geographically and religiously diverse Indian community toward collective action.
Rangaswami is a board member of the Kaliash Satyarthi Children's Foundation, The Nudge Foundation and the WISH Foundation.
He received the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business Influential Leaders Award in 2015 and the US-China Educational Trust inaugural Asians in America Award in 2016.
Rangaswami is profiled in two books, Those Immigrants, by Scott Haas, and The $8 Man, by Brenda Christensen.