MANAGING DIRECTOR, QUALCOMM
Varsha Tagare is a Managing Director at Qualcomm Ventures and an advocate for diversity in the technology sector. She oversees a $150M fund dedicated to India and cross border Digital Enterprise investments. She is focused on the Digital Enterprise and Security sectors in the US. Varsha was recognized as a Rising Star by Global Corporate Venture Organization in 2019.
Prior to joining Qualcomm Ventures, Varsha was an investment director at Intel Capital, responsible for global equity investments in Mobile Technology.
She has led and managed investments in Blue Canoe, JAMDAT(IPO), Jio, Lookout, MindTickle, Mobile365(M&A by Sybase) and Zinier. Her international portfolio includes Capillary Technologies, Enstage (M&A by Nasper), Ideaforge, MapMyIndia, MCX(IPO), Ridlr (M&A by Ola), Reverie Language Tech (M&A by Reliance) and Yourstory. The India Fund has also invested in companies such as Bounce, ShadowFax and Stellapps.
Varsha has deep engineering and operating experience in Chip Design on Pentium II, Technical Marketing and Business Development Groups at Intel.
Varsha has an M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and B.E. in Electrical Engineering from VJTI from the University of Bombay. She holds two US patents in Microprocessor Design.