ANKUR LUTHRA has spent his career as an investor in technology companies, currently serving as Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Finchwood Capital, a hedge fund in SF. Prior to Finchwood, he was a Portfolio Manager at Balyasny Asset Management, a Partner at Crosslink Capital, and an Investment Professional at Ziff Brothers Investments.
Ankur is a Rhodes Scholar who earned his MS in Computer Science from Oxford University and his MBA from Harvard Business School. His computer science research focused on artificial intelligence and computational complexity, a subject in which he co-authored a published paper. As an undergraduate at Berkeley, he graduated as the University Medalist and Valedictorian of his class of over 7,000 students and gave the commencement keynote speech with President Clinton's chief of staff, Leon Panetta.
Ankur serves on the Board of Directors of two non-profits: Ceiba Public Schools, a non-profit organization seeded by Netflix CEO Reed Hastings that launches charter schools for historically under-served students in non-urban communities, and Omprakash, an organization and online platform connecting student volunteers to grassroots organizations globally.
Ankur was born in San Jose, California, to immigrants from Punjab State, India. His family now lives in Saratoga, California, and he and his wife, Dr. Nijee Luthra, live in San Francisco, where she is a neurologist and Fellow (Movement Disorders) at UCSF.