M.R. Rangaswami is an entrepreneur, investor, corporate eco-strategy expert, community builder and philanthropist. Recognised as a software business expert, he co-founded Sand Hill Group in 1997, one of the earliest “angel” investment firms. He was part of the Forbes Midas list of investors and also recognised by CRN as one of the top 25 Technology Executives, and on the front page of Wall Street Journal.
He founded the Corporate Eco Forum, an invitation-only membership organisation for Global 500 companies that demonstrate a serious commitment to the environment, as well as Indiaspora, a non-profit platform to unite the Indian Diaspora for meaningful impact.
A board member of the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation, The Nudge Foundation and the WISH Foundation, Rangaswami has been the recipient of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business “Influential Leaders” award in 2015 and the US-China Educational Trust inaugural “Asians in America” award in 2016. In 2020, he was the recipient of the “Global service” award from the Canada-India Business Council. His essay on Silicon Valley has been published in Kamala Harris and the Rise of Indian Americans (2021).