About me

Varun Talwar is Co-Founder and CEO of The HR Fund, India’s first dedicated HR venture capital fund. He is also a Co-founder of the Withya Group, an incubator based in Gurgaon, India. A serial entrepreneur turned investor, Varun has established several companies in HR, IT, Digital Media and Real Estate. He has multi-country experience in Fortune 500 companies like AT&T, HP/EDS and TCS. He has a BTech Computer Science degree from PEC, Chandigarh and has taken MBA courses at George Washington University.

A brief summary of Varun’s profile:

  • Co-Founder and CEO of The HR Fund (www.thehrfund.com)
  • Co-Founder of Withya Group, a seed investment company (www.withya.com). In the Withya Group, he is responsible for investor relations, strategy and business development
  • Founder Investor and Director on the Board of PeopleStrong, a leading HR Outsourcing company (www.peoplestrong.com)
  • Co-Founder of Createum (www.createum.com), an organization which focuses on leveraging green building practices to build healthier and environmentally sound communities and workplaces for the future
  • Founder Trustee of the White Light Café, a not-for-profit organization to that helps people to explore the “self” and develop their untapped potential (www.whitelightcafe.com)
  • CEO of Withya’s digital media business, Withya Direct. The company was merged into a large US Digital Media business.
  • CEO of Withya’s Technology Outsourcing business, Withya Technologies. The company was merged into a US technology business.
  • Technical Director at Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in Washington DC and held a leadership role at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
  • Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at Management Development Institute (MDI), one of India’s leading MBA School (www.mdi.ac.in)
  • Writes prolifically on entrepreneurship, leadership, management and other related topics.
  • Created assessment programs for leadership development based on ancient Indian texts as well as modern psycho-social theories.

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