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We invested $11M

In Swimlane and Arzooo

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We invested $1.5M

In Aarna Networks Inc

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In Versus

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In MiCoB

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About us

Central USA




Growth Stage

23 Invested
5 Acquired

US + India

TWO High-Return
Target Market Segments

Why 3Lines


Deep diligence

3Lines is an AI-age VC firm that invests in bold founders with capital-efficient, disruptive, technology companies that can leverage capital and coaching to grow rapidly.


High returns

Primary geographical market segments:

Central USA with lower-valuations and higher-return potential

India with higher-probability of Unicorns.



The experienced Managers of Fund III are creating a portfolio of companies with PE rigor for transformation, each capable of achieving a >50% IRR exit.

3Lines invests in startup companies with AI and disruptive software technology at their core and vectored along:

Future of Work

Future workforce is distributed, continuously retooling, and agile; and future workplace is a mix of real and virtual collaborative global workspaces.

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Future of Enterprise

Future enterprise is an AI-assisted organization with nearly half of business decisions or business processes powered by machine learning or cognition engines.

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AI =

Future of Industry

Future industry is intelligent with sensing networks and computing platforms to optimize industrial operations. India has the opportunity to leapfrog here.

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Our team

Our team comprises of seasoned scale-up leaders for growth-coaching. Our solid leadership team has the unique ability to scout, attract, and identify high-return investment opportunities.

We have experienced fund managers, creating a portfolio of companies with PE rigor for transformation, each capable of achieving a >50% IRR exit.

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Dr. Pallab Chatterjee

Chairman & General Partner

Board Member at Arzooo and Echosec. Over 45 years of experience in technology, business and investment. Ex-Managing Director Symphony Technology Group (PE) 24 Exits in the last 11 years with >5x returns to investors. Ex-CEO for i2 Technologies, CTO, CIO, for Texas Instruments

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Kamalesh Dwivedi

President & General Partner

30+ years of experience in IT business. Leadership team for Bain Capital Investment of $1B in Bellsystem24. Ex-CIO for Multiple Fortune 500 Corporates. Board observer at ConveGenius

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Krishna Kunapuli

Founder, Managing General Partner & CEO

Founded 3Lines in 2016 and scaled the investment operations to 15 cities in the US and India. Over 20 years of experience in technology, entrepreneurship, investing and managing VC tech portfolio.

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nick nardi

Senior Advisor

Nick joins 3Lines Venture Capital after building up the M&A French and UK portfolio for Public Services at Harris Computers, an operating company of Constellation Software Inc. Most recently, he is a Senior Executive Vice President at Harris Computers.

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Sumanth Channabasappa

Venture Partner

Sumanth has led and managed industry efforts that built technologies used across 60+ countries with multi-billion dollar returns.Co-founded half a dozen entities; mentor to various U.S startups

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Rajiv Roy

Senior Venture Partner

Rajiv Roy has 10+ years of M&A experience, analyzed 100+ deals, led deep due diligence in 15 companies and closed 8 mergers and acquisitions.Over 20 years of global marketing and sales in experience in semi conductor industry

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Hemant Elhence

Operating Partner

Hemant has over 30 years of experience as a tech executive and entrepreneur. Co-founder and CEO of Synerzip, an agile product engineering company. Led the capital efficient growth and successful exit of Synerzip. Highly passionate about helping tech start-ups achieve Product-Market fit and grow sales. Prior experience includes i2 Technologies, McKinsey & Co, and Digital Equipment Corporation.

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Anil Gupta

Managing Partner, India

Anil Gupta brings in over 45+ years of diverse leadership experience in full group business, P&L management, corporate governance, and as a member of various boards. He has worked for General Electric’s (GE) Energy businesses at their headquarters in New York, in addition to various regional leadership roles across the globe. He was the former President of Honeywell India and the former President for Reliance ADAG Group.



Ranked #21 in Deloitte’s Fast 50 Technology Companies in India


Ranked #24 Cyber Security Companies in Deloitte’s Fast 500



Acquired by Flashpoint in 2022


Acquired by Snap Inc in 2021


IP Acquired CSW in 2022.


Acquired by Michelin in 2022.

Overwatch ID

Acquired by Sailpoint in 2019

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Gurgaon, India Office

65, Institutional Area, Sector 32, Gurgaon, Haryana 122018, India