Chandran Sankaran

A bit of Tony Stark by day, not quite Tony Bennett by night, definitely a crybaby at the movies.

Chandran Sankaran is a Senior Advisor to SGE since 2018. In this role he is called upon to help SGE’s investing and operating teams in identifying new investment opportunities and supporting the growth of portfolio companies.

Chandran was founder and CEO of Zyme, an SGE portfolio company that changed how manufacturers manage their global indirect sales channel. Zyme was acquired in 2017 by E2Open. Prior to Zyme, he was founder and CEO of Closedloop, a software platform for enterprise financial planning, and which was acquired by Lawson Software in 2003. Earlier in his career, Chandran was a Vice President at i2, spent several years as a consultant with McKinsey, and held engineering and management roles at HP. Chandran has a Masters in Computer Science from Yale, and an undergraduate engineering degree from IIT Madras. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, performs as a musician at local venues, and shares a family obsession for squash, theater and travel.

Outside SGE, Chandran pursues various interests in technology entrepreneurship.

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