Anand Sanwal

Anand Sanwal

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Anand Sanwal is Co-Founder and CEO of CB Insights, the tech market intelligence platform that ingests massive datasets to answer complex questions and predict future trends. Under his leadership, CBI has become one of the fastest growing SaaS companies in the country. He and his team are focused on building the largest, most trusted and vibrant technology marketplace in the world. Prior to co-founding CBI, Anand ran American Express' $50M Chairman's Innovation Fund and the CFO's strategic planning group. He also worked in venture capital and corporate mergers and acquisitions at AmEx. Anand worked at one of the most well-known bubble startups,, which received the largest amount of funding in NYC history for a tech startup. He worked with multinational companies with locations in India, China and the US to streamline operations for Atlas Industries, where he served as Strategy and Operations Consultant.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • CBI provides predictive intelligence into emerging tech trends, startups and corporate strategies.

  • He was a Managing Director at Atlas Fine Chemicals, a chemical manufacturing company based in India.

  • At AmEx, he also ran the Investment Optimization group which managed the company's discretionary investment spend.

  • At, he worked with a small team to open the European market for the company.

  • He has degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and in finance and accounting from Wharton.

  • He serves as a Board Member for Pratham USA, an organization that aims to educate 100 million children in India who cannot read or write.

  • He also currently serves on the University of Pennsylvania’s Management & Technology Program’s Leadership Council.