Mohanjit Jolly is a founding Partner at Iron Pillar, an India-focused venture growth fund. He has 20+ years of operating and global venture capital experience. Before joining Iron Pillar, he was Managing Director at DFJ where he established and managed the India office from 2007-2012. Mohanjit continues to serve on the Boards of several companies including Cleartrip, Attero, D.light and Vyome. Prior to DFJ, he was a Managing Director at Garage Technology Ventures, a $20 million seed and early stage venture capital fund. He also served as a Vice President at Garage.com where he raised US$150+ million for 25 early stage technology companies. Mohanjit was part of the strategic planning group at Mattel where he helped launch the Mattel/Intel joint venture, Intel Play. He spent years in both engineering and business development roles with Itek Optical Systems, a manufacturer of reconnaissance systems. He earned his MBA from UCLA, and has a BS and MS in aeronautics and astronautics from MIT.
About Iron Pillar
Iron Pillar is a venture growth investor specializing in mid stage technology companies “Built in India.” Iron Pillar provides growth capital to proven businesses in the enterprise and consumer tech sectors, focusing on Series B, C and D capital raises, as a lead investor. The 5-member Iron Pillar founding team Anand Prasanna, Sameer Nath, Mohanjit Jolly, Harish Hulyalkar and Ashok Ananthakrishnan have over 120 years of combined experience with directly relevant skill sets in venture investing, M&A/IPOs/Exits, operations and technology. The team leverages its experience and networks in India, the U.S., China and Europe to actively partner with entrepreneurs who are poised to scale their technology businesses. Iron Pillar recently announced the close of its maiden fund with over $90 million of committed capital.
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Top Ten Reasons Why Startups Fail, Mohanjit Jolly, VCCircle, March 17, 2009
Entrepreneurship is best for those with the persistence to overcome many obstacles and knowledge of the entrepreneurial risks. Passion alone is no guarantee for success. This article shares valuable points from respected venture capitalists Mohanjit Jolly and Tim Draper from Draper Fisher Jurvetson.