Saagar Kulkarni

Saagar Kulkarni


Milestones: Milestones:

Visited 17 different countries during his two year hiatus at business school

Founded NU Tutors while in college, Northwestern's largest tutoring company

3 league fantasy football champion (2015)

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Saagar Kulkarni


Saagar is responsible for sourcing, executing, and supporting investments, with a particular focus on application software, marketplaces, and fintech. He is actively involved with Stripes' portfolio companies, Pleo, Verbit, Legion, BacklotCars, HyperScience, Sift, Remine, Remitly, and SPINS.

Prior to joining Stripes in 2016, Saagar spent two years at Boston-based Berkshire Partners focusing on private equity investments in technology, consumer products, and retail. He split his time between transaction due diligence and working with portfolio company management teams in an operating capacity. He began his career at Bain & Company in its Chicago office, where he advised corporate clients across a variety of industries and functions.

"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 is now enjoying newlywed life with his wife in New York. He has a passion for new experiences and loves to travel, go see a show, or try a new dish. He’s adjusting 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