Navin Thukkaram is a technology investor and entrepreneur. He was previously Chief Operating Officer, Board member, and seed round investor of Qwiki, a New York-based mobile technology company acquired by Yahoo! for a reported $50 million. Thukkaram is an angel investor in several technology companies. Previously, Mr. Thukkaram was Director and the #2 investment professional of Vulcan Capital Private Equity, the private equity firm owned by Microsoft co-founder, Paul G. Allen. At Vulcan, Mr. Thukkaram served on the boards of Vulcan Energy Corporation (General Partner of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE: PAA), a $15BN public company) and Vulcan Resources Florida. Mr. Thukkaram is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the Advisory Board of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He has represented the United States in foreign policy forums as a guest of the
governments of Sweden (2011), Canada (2010), Malaysia (2009), and Japan (2007).
Mr. Thukkaram is the benefactor of the Navin Thukkaram ’03 Fellowship at Harvard Business School and the Thukkaram Room at Hampden-Sydney College. He has spoken on the topics of technology and investing at various institutions, including Columbia Business School, NYU Stern, NYU Law, and the University of Chicago. Mr. Thukkaram holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BSE, cum laude, from Princeton University.
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