Abhishek Agrawal is Managing Director and Head of Growth Equity at Vulcan Capital. Mr. Agrawal leads all growth equity investments for Vulcan Capital and drives the firm's investments in the internet and technology sectors globally. He has led Vulcan's investments into marquee companies including Alibaba (NYSE: BABA), Avvo, Flipkart (India), Magic Leap, Scytl (Spain), Souq (UAE), Spotify (Sweden), TrueCar (Nasdaq: TRUE), Uber and Zuora among others, since the launch of Vulcan's growth equity fund in summer 2013. Mr. Agrawal also served as interim Chief Investment Officer of Vulcan Capital for two years and was responsible for overall asset allocation of Vulcan’s multi-billion dollar investment portfolio, with oversight of investments in both public and private securities.
Prior to joining Vulcan Capital, Mr. Agrawal was at General Atlantic, a global growth equity firm with $18+ billion in capital under management, where he worked since 2005 driving investments in the internet and technology space. Mr. Agrawal has been closely involved in many of General Atlantic's internet and technology investments including AKQA (sold to WPP), Alibaba (NYSE: BABA), Bazaarvoice (Nasdaq: BV), Dice Holdings (NYSE: DHX), Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), Gilt, Klarna (Sweden), Network Solutions, Peixe (Brazil) and Red Ventures.
Mr. Agrawal is currently on the Board of Directors of Scytl, TrueCar (Nasdaq: TRUE) and Zuora, and was formerly on the Board of Directors of Bazaarvoice (Nasdaq: BV) and Network Solutions (sold to Web.com
, Nasdaq: WWWW).
Previously, Mr. Agrawal was with Lazard Technology Partners, an internet and technology focused venture capital firm, where he made several investments in the internet, enterprise software and communications space. Prior to that, Mr. Agrawal was in Lazard's investment banking group where he provided mergers and acquisitions related financial and strategic advisory services to companies in the technology, media and telecom sectors.
Mr. Agrawal received his B.S. in Economics with concentration in Finance, summa cum laude, from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, where he ranked first in his class, and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School where he graduated with highest distinction and was a Baker Scholar.