Shantanu Rastogi is Managing Director of General Atlantic, Mumbai, Maharashtra. Shantanu received his dual degree (B.Tech. + M.Tech.) in Electrical Engineering from IIT Bombay in 2002. He did his MBA from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 2009.
From 2002, Shantanu has worked for three years with McKinsey and Company consulting corporations across the automotive, pharmaceuticals, industrial and government sectors. In 2005, he joined General Atlantic, a global growth equity firm as an investment professional, where he was involved in funding two financial technology businesses – Sharekhan and National Stock Exchange, in his early years.
After completing his MBA, Shantanu joined Apax Partners, a global investment firm in 2011 and was deeply involved with the fund’s investment in Apollo Hospitals, a leading healthcare services company
Six years ago, in 2013, he re-joined General Atlantic in the firm’s India leadership team. Since then, he has led investments in several growth businesses in India – KIM.S. Hospitals Group, Capital Foods,
PNB Housing Finance, IIFL Wealth, Karvy Fintech, Absolute Barbecue, Think and Learn (Byjus) and House of Anita Dongre. He represents General Atlantic on the board of several of these companies
and advises them on their expansion strategy, technology and human capital plans.
On social front, Shantanu has been working as a Trustee of Swasth Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by his IIT Bombay friend and wing-mate – Sundeep Kapila. He is also working as a Director with IIT Bombay Development and Relations Foundation, with an objective to help the foundation enhance the Institute’s overall engagement with Alumni. As a member of IIT Bombay’s Society of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE) Board of Directors, he has been helping the society on its mission of encouraging and supporting start-up enterprises on the IIT Bombay campus.
Special Memories Associated with IIT Bombay: “Being a part of the first team of Techfest, when the event first started on campus in 1998 and eventually as part of the coordinators team in Techfest’s 2001 edition. As an actor in many and director of one of the Performing Arts Festivals. Representing my hostel in crossys, swimming and many dramatics events. Being the Institute Placements coordinator in 2002, and helping several of my batch-mates secure jobs in a tough year for the job market.
All my wing-mates (Sorcerers), hostel-mates (Hostel 3), classmates (7ue/7de) and professors”.
Mantra for Success: Be humble and build trust with everyone you work with!