Welcome! This blog is a collection of thoughts and ideas by Rajiv Jahangir Chaudhri, a well-established investor and art collector.
Currently, Rajiv runs Sunsara Capital, an investment vehicle that develops, finances, builds and operates solar photo-voltaic plants in multiple countries.
He started his career on Wall Street at Goldman Sachs as a high technology analyst and rose to head global research in electronics. He was recognized as a top-ranked analyst by both Institutional Investor Magazine and Greenwich Research Associates. He advised companies like Intel, Motorola, NEC, Samsung and Texas Instruments on both business and financial strategy. He pioneered the assertion of intellectual property rights in the semiconductor industry, and advised Intel to brand the microprocessor with the “Intel-Inside” campaign. Subsequently he founded and ran Digital Century Capital, a high technology hedge fund that managed assets of over $1 billion.
Rajiv’s two passions outside of investing are public policy and collecting Indian art. He is a naturalized citizen of the U.S. Growing up in India, he had his “born again” moment when, at the age of 12, he read in the first line of the Declaration of Independence that “all men are created equal”. Rajiv now serves on the Board of Directors of the World Policy Institute. Philosophically, he considers himself a “progressive libertarian”.
Rajiv received a Master in Business Administration degree from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India, and a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
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