Munish Varma is a Managing Partner at SoftBank Investment Advisors, which oversees the SoftBank Vision Fund. He has been with SoftBank since 2017 and works closely with Rajeev Mishra, the CEO of Softbank Vision Fund.
Varma oversees SoftBank investments into India and other emerging markets. He focuses on evolving consumer behaviors and fintech and leads the investments in some of India’s fastest growing tech companies, including digital payment firm PayTM and online insurance broker Policy Bazaar, online retailer FirstCry, and hospitality chain Oyo.
He has a reputation in financial circles a strategic thinker who seeks connections among portfolio companies to amplify the impact of each partner.
Currently based in London, Varma leads a team of investment professionals in Europe and India. He will relocate to Silicon Valley later this year.
Prior to joining SoftBank, Varma was Managing Director at Deutsche Bank and Nomura in London and Singapore, and in Mumbai as the Head of Global Markets for Deutsche Bank India.