Deepak has over two decades of well-rounded experience in corporate development, management consulting, mergers and acquisitions, fund creation, managing multi-million dollar private-equity investments, intellectual property, licensing, and business development both at national and international level with World’s leading Fortune 100 companies and Private Equity funds. Mr. Sharma focuses on early-stage Technology and Hi-Tech investments, New Venture Creation, Corporate Strategy, Business, Technology, IP, and Management Consulting. As a CEO of Anjay Venture Partners, he currently advises and serves on the board of several Silicon Valley Start-ups, Accelerators and Incubators.
Before founding Anjay Venture Partners in 2017, Mr. Sharma’s prior positions include:
Vice-President Strategic Acquisitions and Private Equity Transactions Group at Intellectual Ventures, (a Microsoft Founders Nathan Myhrvold (Ex-CTO) and Edward Jung (Ex-COO) co-founded leading PE (> $5B) Investment Fund), where he led investments in Networking and Communications, Consumer Electronics, Semiconductors, Media/Content Management, Display, Cloud, Big Data, IoT, Automotive, Security, E-Commerce and Software sectors. Mr. Sharma successfully led several JVs, Strategic Partnerships, and Syndicate Transactions with combined deployed capital of more than $1.5B. He was instrumental in putting together complex Special Purpose Vehicles, Fund of Funds worth more than $500M with both public, corporate venture groups, and private sector participation for his complex PE transactions.
Vice-President Kudelski Group and Vice-President Wilan Technologies.
Mr. Sharma began his career with Deloitte and Touche IP Management Consulting in Chicago and then worked for Delphi Corporation, Michigan at their World HQs in their M&A, New Venture Creation group where he successfully incubated New Ventures using Delphi’s Disruptive Technologies. Thereafter he worked as a Senior Executive with Technicolor (Ex-Thomson) where he successfully led acquisitions, investments in several key strategic growth initiatives in hi-tech, licensing, and display technology sectors.
Mr. Sharma belongs to the World’s Elite Top 300 IP Strategists (per IAM Magazine, UK) for their 2017, 2016 and 2015 editions and is a regular speaker at major industry events, conferences, and technology investment panels and he is a world-renowned IP Valuation expert. Mr. Sharma received an MBA with honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Masters in Engineering from the National University of Singapore, and Bachelors in Engineering with honors from Panjab University, India.