Kanwal Rekhi

Angel Investor -- India

A life as a rich entrepreneur in Silicon Valley was not enough for Kanwal Rekhi. He had emigrated from India to the U.S. more than 30 years ago, created his own high-tech company, sold it for $210 million, and went on to become a successful venture capitalist for Indian entrepreneurs living in California. But Rekhi, 54, wanted to help his country of origin. So two years ago he started making trips to India to promote high-tech startups, meet with young up-and-comers, and become an angel investor for their ideas.

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