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Sequoia India appoints Shweta Rajpal Kohli as head of public policy

Venture capital firm Sequoia India hired Shweta Rajpal Kohli as the head of public policy, after the VC firm created a new role focused on public policy, managing director of Sequoia Capital, Shailendra J. Singh, announced on Tuesday. Kohli was earlier the director of government affairs and public policy for India and South Asia at Salesforce. Kohli has also been Uber's policy head for India and South Asia. As part of her role, Kohli will work with industry bodies and associations, and will enable dialogue between Sequoia-backed startups and governments in India and South-East Asia. She will also advise Sequoia’s portfolio companies on public policy and regulatory topics. "I am thrilled to join Sequoia Capital India to lead the public policy function to help drive the policy agenda for the startup ecosystem and venture capital industry. The timing couldn’t be better - with Sequoia’s renewed funding commitment, and the government’s resolve to making startups in India successful. I look forward to partnering with governments to unlock regulatory levers of growth for startup founders, and help create a progressive policy framework that will turn India and Southeast Asia into a hub for building world class, legendary companies," Kohli said in a statement. Nikhil adds: "It's very significant that Sequoia, one of the preeminent venture capital firms in India, has actually hired in a public policy role. They're the first in India to do so, and I expect that over the next two years, other venture capital firms will see the need…

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