Leonie Hill Capital
Arun is an entrepreneur, investor and technologist. He is currently the founder and CEO of Leonie Hill Capital, a global investment firm. Arun has been instrumental in leading the funding of many transformational companies, including PayPal, SpaceX and Tesla, as well as technology giants like Tencent, Alibaba and Baidu. He is passionate about projects focused on innovation and sustainability in infrastructure, energy and healthcare.
With more than 26 years of operational experience launching and growing companies, Arun has participated in several successful IPOs and led companies in the U.S., Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He has a diverse background in building enterprise-focused startups with extensive operational experience expanding companies in Asia and emerging markets. He has a strong understanding of local laws and cultural and market demands. His experience in investing in disruptive startups, coupled with strong financial industry experience from trading to debt financing and equity research has also made him a respected quant.
Arun is dedicated to social entrepreneurship and has taken a special interest in micro-finance as a poverty alleviation tool. He is a supporter of many micro-finance organizations in India, Africa and the Middle East, and is actively building software companies to help them manage and grow in these regions.
He also acts as a liaison officer between the Leonie Hill Capital and various regulators on matters related to anti-money laundering and countering financial terrorism, advising on implementation of best practices regarding AML/CFT regulations and ensuring compliance with laws and ordinances.