Varun Malhotra has a decade of investing experience across technology, financial services and impact, and is currently a Principal at Quona Capital. Quona Capital invests in fintech innovators that are advancing financial inclusion in emerging markets. Based in Bangalore, Varun focuses on Quona's investment activities and portfolio in Asia. Varun has led investments in alternative lending, digital payments, wealth-tech and SMB commerce, and has been a part of 3 successful exits.
Prior to Quona, Varun has worked at Lok Capital, an India-focused impact investment firm, the India Venture Partner for Oak Investment Partners and with the D.E. Shaw Group.
Varun was recognized as a part of Forbes 30 Under 30 list for Venture Capital in Asia in 2018.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Varun has an MBA from the Indian School of Business and an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Delhi.
As a member of Class 25, Varun is serving his fellowship at Quona Capital under the mentorship of Dr Ashish Gupta (Class 7), Jonathan Whittle and Sham Sandhu.