Sandhya Hegde

Partner at Khosla Impact

Sandhya Hegde

Sandhya Hegde

Partner at Khosla Impact

Biography

Sandhya is an engineer at heart and investor by accident. She studied Electrical Engineering and Microelectronics at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, graduating in 2007. At IITB, she spent her time programming self-learning robots and designing analog chips for supercomputers. Her passion for good engineering inspired her to startup and commercialize complex technologies for manufacturing efficiency and energy conservation.

With deep rural roots in Honnavar, India, Sandhya worked briefly as a consultant for McKinsey & Company’s rural clients in public health, rural banking, education technologies and telecom. This was her first brush with powerful market forces driving socioeconomic change. She came away inspired by the potential and the challenges of entrepreneurial ventures addressing tough problems in frontier markets.

In 2009, Sandhya joined Sequoia Capital India, which managed $1.8 Bn in funds for venture, growth and public investments. Over the next few years, she helped the team invest in financial services, enterprise software, healthcare and lead new categories like education management. Additionally, she set an example at the fund by incubating a new company and assisting entrepreneurs in fundraising and building business processes. She later joined Sequoia Capital Global Equities, US to help grow their developing market investment portfolio.

In 2011, Sandhya took a brief hiatus from work to join the Stanford Graduate School of Business. In her spare time, she developed an iOS app and moonlighted as a product manager for mobile health startup HealthTap to learn how to build and grow platforms with network effects. She is on the advisory board of 3 tech startups in India and also a Deputy Editor at Your- Story.in, India’s largest startup news portal, where she writes a column sharing handy tips with entrepreneurs.

While not traveling for work, Sandhya loves to travel for pleasure with her DSLR, read voraciously and learn new forms of art and dance

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Founder at Khosla Ventures LLC

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Associate at Khosla Impact

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Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder at BBOXX Ltd.

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Co-Founder at BBOXX Ltd.

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Co-Founder at BBOXX Ltd.

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Chief Commercial Officer at BBOXX Ltd.

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Director at Cellcrypt Ltd.

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Head of B2B at BBOXX Ltd.

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General Counsel & Head of Compliance at BBOXX Ltd.

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Chief Supply Chain Officer at BBOXX Ltd.

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Khosla Impact's mission is to assist great entrepreneurs developing products and services for the three billion people at the bottom of the world’s economic pyramid. Khosla Impact assists high-impact entrepreneurs who open up markets, increase productivity, and improve standards of living for the bottom half of the world economy. We invest in world-class entrepreneurs who are passionate about solving challenging, often intractable socio-economic problems through careful application of science, technology, and design or through creative business models. We believe in experimentation and encourage this approach among our entrepreneurs. We evaluate a wide range of opportunities but are primarily focused on for-profit enterprises serving people at the bottom half of the world’s economic pyramid: low-income laborers, farmers and families, as well as small businesses in emerging markets. Given our experience, South Asia is our initial, but not exclusive, geography of focus. We welcome entrepreneurs and business plans from all countries and regions.

General Partner
Prior

Khosla Ventures seeks opportunities to help build companies at all stages of development with a significant technology or business model innovation. Sectors of particular interest include mobile, alternative energy and bio refineries, as well as new markets or contrarian approaches to existing markets. Investments range from $100,000 to over $20 million.

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BBOXX Ltd. designs, manufactures, distributes and finances solar power and renewable energy. Its product BBOXX Home, is design for rural off-grid customers by giving powers lights, radio, television and charge phones for household and micro-business customers, SMART Solar an innovative solution that enables solar products to be controlled and monitored remotely, and BBOXX that offers range of energy efficient, DC powered appliances to be used in conjuction with plug and play BBOXX Home system. The company was founded by Laurent Van Houke, Christopher Baker-Brian and Mansoor Hamayun in March 2010 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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