Alok’s role at Stellaris is to ensure availability of high-quality snacks in the office at all times and to make the office a fun place to hang out. When free from this role, Alok focuses on investments in SaaS, logistics and automotive. His interest in venture capital stems from the energy he derives in meetings with entrepreneurs.
He has a strong belief that to be an entrepreneur you need to not only be a dreamer but also foolish enough to pursue the dream. Entrepreneurs are, therefore, a very special breed of people, and there is something to be learned in every interaction.
Prior to Stellaris, Alok led enterprise software and outsourcing investments at Helion where he invested in Whatfix, Axtria, Pipemonk (ACQD: Freshdesk) and Linguanext (ACQD: Fidel Technologies). Previously, Alok was in various leadership roles at SAP in India and US. In his younger years, Alok worked at Siebel Systems, The McKenna Group, McKinsey & Company and Cadence Design Systems.
Alok is a relationship builder who derives his energy from meeting people. He writes a weekly blog on mathematical puzzles (alokgoyal1971.com), dabbles in light and classical Hindustani music, is a foodie, and maniacal about fitness.
He has B Tech in Computer Science & Engineering from IIT Delhi, a Masters in Computer Science from University of Texas at Austin, and an MBA from INSEAD.