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Saagar Kulkarni


Saagar partners with founders who are building compelling products in application software, B2B marketplaces, and fintech. He serves on the board of or is actively involved with Stripes’ portfolio companies, BacklotCars, Verbit, Legion, Pleo, HyperScience, Cypress, Sift, Remine, SPINS, Emotive, RapidAPI, Spiff, Oyster, Lithic, Balto, CarOnSale, and Paradox.

Prior to joining Stripes, Saagar invested in late-stage technology and consumer companies at Boston-based Berkshire Partners. He began his career as a management consultant at Bain & Company.


"It's an absolute privilege to partner with extraordinary entrepreneurs and do our small part in helping to make their dreams a reality. We keep our promises to our founders that we will work our hardest for them each and every day."


Saagar was born in Boston, grew up in Connecticut, and now lives in Brooklyn with his wife and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Ollie. He has a passion for new experiences and loves to travel, see a show, or try a new dish. He has adjusted to being a New England sports fan in hostile territory, and loves to ski and play 18 holes whenever he can. He’s been known to get competitive during strategic board games.


B.A. in Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences (MMSS) and Economics, Northwestern University

M.B.A., Harvard Business School


Saagar Kulkarni