As managing director and senior equity research analyst for Wireless at Rutberg & Company, Rajeev Chand is responsible for leading the firm's research practice in the wireless industry. Specifically, he develops thought capital on investment trends and opportunities; provides transaction counsel to the ecosystem of entrepreneurs, investors, and acquirers; and serves as an industry analyst. He and his team have categorized and track approximately 2,100 privately held companies in wireless globally, representing $4.9 billion in annual venture capital. In addition, he works with more than 100 publicly held companies to understand, formulate, and evaluate investment and acquisition theses.
Rajeev is a frequent speaker at private equity, wireless, media and entertainment, and academic events. Since initiating coverage on the wireless industry in September 2001, Rajeev has presented at CTIA Wireless, DEMOmobile, HBSTech, Interop, Mobile World Congress, Stanford/MIT VLAB, TiEcon, Wireless Ventures, and VentureOne Summit, among others. In addition, Rajeev has appeared on CNNfn, and his research has been cited in Barron's, BusinessWeek, the Economist, FORTUNE, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, and Wireless Week, among others. Rajeev received a DEMOgod award, has served as the wireless special interest group co-chair for TiE Silicon Valley, and has served on the advisory board of Mobile Business EXPO. His research is published monthly to a readership of more than 80,000 professionals.
Most recently, Rajeev served as director of research for iSherpa Capital. He earned an undergraduate Business degree from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.