Badri jointly leads strategy and investments for Omidyar Network in India within the Emerging Tech initiative, where he is focused on themes such as content, commerce, logistics and health targeting the Next Half Billion population that is coming online in India. He is passionate about technology and its potential for transformational impact on people’s lives in areas such as education, job creation, health, and financial services. Since 2010, Badri has led and managed investments in Omidyar Network’s portfolio companies such as Dailyhunt, Quikr, 1mg Technologies, Healthkart, IndusOS, Vistaar Finance, Aspiring Minds, Giraffe and Kalibrr.
Prior to joining Omidyar Network, Badri served as a vice president, investments and fund operations at Xander Advisors, a private equity firm focusing on real estate investments in India. Previously, Badri worked in the financial risk management division at Exl Service, a leading provider of business process outsourcing services, and in the assurance and business advisory services division of PriceWaterhouseCoopers India, where he worked on statutory and tax audits, due diligence reviews, and feasibility studies for top MNCs.