Anand Thaker

Advisor, Builder, Investor & Analyst

Role: Associate

Site: CDL-Atlanta

Stream: FinTech

Anand is a builder, advisor, and industry leader in martech, customer data/intelligence, and GTM technologies. His 18+ years include areas of marketing, sales, customer data, analytics, CRM, CDP, CX, and AI. He has navigated growth, resiliency, and restructuring strategies with executives and investors.

He is currently ‘intellectually offroading’ on sabbatical.

Also, Anand is brought into situations and scenarios as a confidential advisor by later-stage investors and executives, and lately private equity and M&A matters. He is also briefing top analysts, industry evangelists, and tech journalists.

He has built four successful entrepreneurial ventures. Most recently acquired and creating a $400M+ impact was a GTM decision intelligence platform that empowered executives to rapidly evaluate multi-million strategic and investment decisions. In parallel, he navigated $1B+ in investor returns by ’18 and was honored with the nickname “Midas of Martech” by close investors and leaders.

Anand Thaker has been active in Techstars, YCombinator, TiE, AngelPad as well as Atlanta-based ATV, Georgia Tech, ATDC, and GSU. He has made occasional speaking appearances at industry events such as MarTech Conference, CRM Evolution, Dreamforce, but mostly at private corporate and investor events.

Anand has supported growth/innovation executives at enterprises such as Siemens, Silverpop/IBM, Microsoft, Mayo Clinic, Blackstone, Cisco, Adobe, McKinsey, BCG, SAP, Salesforce, Fidelity, SVB, Looker, Airbnb, Gitlab, Predictive Index, Tanium, and ThoughtSpot.

Anand thrives where people, data, and money intersect. He has an uncanny talent for identifying, cultivating, and investing in emerging marketing, sales, and entrepreneurial leaders.

He also has experience and interests in energy, clean energy, sustainability, local/geopolitics, financial markets, behavioral economics and economic development.

Anand has recently resettled full-time in Atlanta with his family and is reconnecting with the community.