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Bejul Somaia

Partner – LSIP

“There hasn’t been a better time to partner with the world’s most talented and driven entrepreneurs to build India’s digital economy.”

Bejul brings over twenty years of operating, entrepreneurial and investment experience in India and the U.S. to his role as Managing Director of Lightspeed India Partners Advisors LLP (LSIP). He currently serves on the boards of Oravel Stays (Oyo), Indian Energy Exchange, Hiveloop Technology (Udaan), Samast Technologies (MagicPin), FoodVista (FreshMenu) and OneAssist Consumer Solutions.

Prior to Lightspeed, Bejul was Co-managing Director of Twiga Fiberglass, a leading manufacturer of thermal and acoustic insulation solutions in India. Before moving to India, Bejul started and bootstrapped Open List, a U.S.-based vertical web-search company that was acquired by Marchex (MCHX), a leading provider of local search and advertising products. Prior to Open List, Bejul was an investment professional at General Catalyst Partners, where he focused on early and growth-stage investments in Internet, media, travel distribution, loyalty, and other consumer-facing applied technology businesses.

Earlier in his career, Bejul was a strategy consultant with Bain & Company and an equity capital markets banker at Salomon Brothers. Bejul holds a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Bejul Somaia
Email:   Bejul@lsip dot com

Current Investments:

Craftsvilla
FreshMenu
Indian Energy Exchange
LimeRoad
MagicPin
OneAssist Consumer Solutions
OYO Rooms
Redcarpet
Shuttl
Udaan

Prior Investments:

ItzCash Card

Acquired, EBIX