Arihant Patni is an entrepreneur, financial advisor and venture capitalist with extensive experience in diverse areas such as IT services/infrastructure, business development/marketing and wealth management.
Arihant’s foray in the venture capital space came about when Patni Computer Systems was acquired in 2011 at a valuation of $1.5 billion which included a full exit for promoters and private equity investors. Currently, Arihant is the Managing Director of Patni Financial Advisors, which is the family office, Hive Technologies, a platform that invests in data analytics and data science (‘Big Data’) companies, and Ideaspring Capital, an early stage fund investing in deep tech enterprise companies. He is also Co-Founder and on the Board of Directors of Nirvana Venture Advisors, a venture capital fund with focus on the internet space.
Arihant also invests extensively as an early/growth stage investor directly in several venture backed companies taking on an active board role and helping the companies get to the next level.
Arihant received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Chemical Engineering. He continued his education at Babson College, where he received his Masters of Business Administration (Magna Cum Laude), with a concentration in entrepreneurship. He then received a separate Masters Degree in Statistics from Columbia University.