Parag Saxena is a Founding General Partner and the CEO of New Silk Route Partners who also co-founded Vedanta Capital LLC, in 2006. Before embarking on these recent ventures, Parag was the Managing Partner and a co-founder of INVESCO Private Capital where he was responsible for both direct venture capital and private equity investing and fund of funds investment activities. He has been named to the Forbes Magazine ‘s Midas List of Top 100 Dealmakers for four years since 2006.
In addition to being an original investor in iconic companies such as Starbucks, Amgen, Polycom and Whole Foods, Parag led more than 90 investments for Chancellor and INVESCO Private Capital, a third of which have gone public.
Parag served on the Foreign Direct Investment task force reporting to the Prime minister of India as well as the committee on Venture Capital and Innovation for the government of India. He serves on the boards of pan-Indian Institute of Technology, TiE (Tri-State President), Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and other organizations.
Parag received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He earned a B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology and an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the West Virginia College of Graduate Studies.
New Silk Route Partners
New Silk Route is a leading Asia-focused growth capital firm founded in 2006 with over $1.4 billion under management, focused on the Indian subcontinent, as well as other rapidly growing economies in Asia and the Middle East.