Yash Hemaraj

Yashwanth (Yash) Hemaraj is a partner at Benhamou Global Ventures, an early stage venture firm investing in start-ups that are focused on the digital transformation of enterprises globally. At BGV, Yash has led/co-led several investments for BGV including Folloze, Tagnos, Macrometa, Totango and 6dbytes and assisted on Blue Cedar, Kaptivo, Drishti and Spikes/Cyberinc. He also heads the Arka Venture Labs, an accelerator platform for India based B2B companies to scale up globally. Yash focuses on intelligent automation, robotics and customer-centric applications powered by a combination of enabling technologies such as AI, ML, Blockchain and computer vision. Prior to BGV, Yash was one of the first engineers at SpiderCloud Wireless (acquired by Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW)), a venture-backed bay area startup building indoor wireless systems. He graduated with a MBA from Kellogg School of Management, MS in Electrical Engineering from University of Maryland and bachelors in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the National Institute of Technology Karnataka, India. He is also a fellow of the Startup Leadership Program, Silicon Valley and has been board member at various non-profit organizations