Samir Sood, MBA ’01
Founder, Venture Highway
Samir Sood is the founder of Venture Highway. In addition, Samir has helped grow and diversify India Forge, a family run auto parts manufacturing business. Prior to this, Samir was the head of South Asia, Australia – M&A and Investments for Google Inc., and in that capacity, he has led Google’s investments in several first time seed stage funds in India: Erasmic Venture Fund (Accel India), SONG (Soros, Omydiar, Google Fund), Seedfund, and Ventureast TeNet Fund II. Additionally, Samir was part of the team that coordinated the $750 million acquisition of AdMob. Earlier, Samir was part of the corporate business development team at Cisco Systems, Inc. where he led wireless acquisitions and investments, which included the $450 million acquisition of Airspace. Samir executed the first venture investment in India (India Games) for Cisco Systems, Inc. among many other acquisitions and investments. Samir earned a MBA from the Chicago Booth, a MS in mechanical engineering from Tufts University, and a BS in mechanical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.