Co-Founder, Pragya Ventures; Senior Managing Director, Sapinda
Arjun Metre is a General Partner at Pragya Ventures, focused on early stage technology investments, and is a Senior Managing Director at Sapinda, advising the group on sports, media & entertainment technology related investments.
Prior to his current roles, Arjun was an Investment Director at Intel Capital, where he led investments across the media, entertainment & sports technology vertical while supporting investments across other segments. While in this role, he also co-led the establishment of the Emerging Technology Initiative, a joint early stage innovation platform between Intel Capital & the NBA, focused on developing the next generation of sports & entertainment companies. He also supported the formation of the OneTeam Collective, the Athlete Accelerator for the NFL Players Association, where he remains on the Executive Board.
Arjun also served as Chief of Staff at Intel Capital, a ‘de facto’ COO role in the organization, responsible for managing strategic projects & transactions, including several hundred million dollars in exits, strategic investments and annual investment allocations ranging from $350M to $500M. Intel Capital is one of the largest global technology investors, having invested north of $12.3B in more than 1,500 companies since 1991. More than 660 portfolio companies have gone public or participated in a merger.
Prior to Intel Capital, Arjun led Media & Entertainment Partnerships at Intel Corporation, responsible for business development, strategic planning and key relationships across the media & entertainment segment.
He also has extensive startup experience with various media, tech & telecom companies, such as Telenor USA, LockStream & Hollywood Media Corp. Arjun holds a Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Economics/Management Science from the University of California at San Diego.
He is a fan of great food and wine, live music and theatre, tennis, sailing and Formula One.