Anamitra Banerji, Partner
Anamitra Banerji became a Partner at Foundation Capital in December 2012 after 10 months as an entrepreneur-in-residence (EIR). He came to Foundation with eight years of product management leadership experience in the consumer internet space at Twitter, Yahoo! and Overture. Before working in product roles, Anamitra was a software engineer in the enterprise data space for four years. He also co-founded an internet-healthcare company—PlanetHealthOnline—during the '98-'00 boom-bust.
Anamitra joined Twitter in March 2009 as its 30th employee and first product manager. While there, he built out Twitter's advertising team, incubating from scratch all three products—promoted tweets, promoted trends and promoted accounts—and led the team in getting those products up and running.
As Partner at Foundation Capital, Banerji focuses on identifying and investing in promising startups in the communications, commerce, mobile and marketing technology industries. He uses his vast personal experience working alongside entrepreneurs to identify those who stand out in their respective industries. During his time as an EIR, he served as a consultant in the investment process and also helped launch Widescope, an early-stage research project at Stanford focused on crowd-sourcing federal and state budget deficit reduction. Anamitra currently serves on the board of directors for KIK.
Anamitra earned an MBA from Cornell University and a degree in Electronics Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur, India. He is an avid soccer fan and follows Liverpool football club. He used to play competitively at the under-18 level in India and continues to play today—albeit less competitively. Anamitra is also a coffee aficionado; his favorite blend is the 'cubano' at Epicenter Cafe in SOMA. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and son.
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