Saagar is a Partner on Stripes' investment team and works most closely with founders building companies in application software and fintech.
Before joining Stripes, Saagar invested in late-stage technology and consumer companies at Berkshire Partners. He began his career as a management consultant at Bain & Company.
A Northeastern native, Saagar was born in Boston and now lives in Brooklyn with his wife, two daughters, and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Ollie. He loves to cook, ski, play 18 holes, and has 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
Software January 24, 2023 The First IoT Reliability Platform: Our Investment in Memfault Memfault enables IoT developers to proactively monitor any connected device in real-time. Saagar Kulkarni, Vidhan Bhatt, Fred Kauber, Aaron Shapiro
Software July 28, 2022 User Management for Modern SaaS Apps: Our Investment in Frontegg Frontegg provides user management infrastructure for B2B SaaS applications to scalably handle their full user journey, from signup to subscription. Saagar Kulkarni, Vidhan Bhatt, Fred Kauber
Software March 2, 2022 The Mobile Work App for Everyone: Our Investment in Connecteam Connecteam is an ‘All-in-One’ employee app for scheduling, communication, task management, forms, and training. As mobile-first from Day 1 Saagar Kulkarni, Ripley Carroll, John Diorio
Software January 13, 2022 Transforming the Recruiting Experience: Our Investment in Paradox Paradox’s AI assistant, “Olivia,” automates all of a recruiter’s administrative tasks – applicant FAQs, candidate screening, meeting scheduling, onboarding communications, and more. Saagar Kulkarni, Bryan Gertzog, Jahanvi Sardana, Leroy Zhang
Software January 11, 2022 The Future of Small Business Banking: Our Investment in Novo Novo is a banking application that is designed to fit the needs and wants of small businesses in any industry. Saagar Kulkarni, Vidhan Bhatt, Jahanvi Sardana
Software December 14, 2021 Bringing Wholesale Auto Online Across Europe: Our Investment in CarOnSale CarOnSale’s modern low-fee platform offers a buying and selling experience that’s better for everyone involved. It’s an end-to-end solution from vehicle inspection and listing to online bidding Saagar Kulkarni, Ripley Carroll, John Diorio
Software August 19, 2021 Conversational Excellence: Our Investment in Balto Balto is a real-time guidance platform that scales excellent conversations across an entire contact center. Saagar Kulkarni, Riadh Dridi, Ripley Carroll, John Diorio
Software July 28, 2021 Democratizing Card Issuing: Our Investment in Lithic Founded in 2017, Lithic is a card issuing platform that allows its customers to create configurable cards and approve transactions in real-time. Saagar Kulkarni, Vidhan Bhatt, Jahanvi Sardana
Software June 22, 2021 Leveling the Playing Field: Our Investment in Oyster Oyster abstracts the complexity of international employment with a powerful software platform that manages the process end-to-end simply and cost-effectively. Saagar Kulkarni, Bryan Gertzog, Jahanvi Sardana
Software June 10, 2021 The Radically Approachable WorkOS: Our Continued Support of monday.com We're thrilled to congratulate Roy, Eran, and the entire monday.com team on their IPO, a significant milestone on their path to transform how the people around the world get work done. Ken Fox, Saagar Kulkarni, Ripley Carroll