Tej Dhawan

Tej Dhawan

Nestmint Founders Fund 2014

Des Moines, Iowa Area
Venture Capital & Private Equity

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Tej Dhawan's Overview

  • Co-founder and Fund Manager at Nestmint Founders Fund 2014
  • Principal at Startup City Des Moines
  • Principal at Pikuzone

500+ connections


Tej Dhawan's Experience

Co-founder and Fund Manager

Nestmint Founders Fund 2014

April 2014Present (6 months) Des Moines, IA

January 2011Present (3 years 9 months)

StartupCity Des Moines is a Des Moines, Iowa based incubator for early stage technology companies. Supported by professional mentors and industry partnerships, SCDSM seeks to grow the Silicon Prairie entrepreneurial ecosystem.



January 2011Present (3 years 9 months) Des Moines, IA

Pikuzone is a parent-managed service delivering a safe email platform for children. The system delivers an advertising-free, SPAM-free and stranger-free email experience to children 5 years and older.

Board Member

Ballet Des Moines

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Performing Arts industry

December 2010Present (3 years 10 months)


Central College

Educational Institution; 201-500 employees; Higher Education industry

April 2001Present (13 years 6 months)

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

January 1995October 2010 (15 years 10 months)

Systems Consultant

Principal Financial Group

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; PFG; Financial Services industry

August 1992December 1994 (2 years 5 months)

Network Administrator

Dennis Jennings Law Firm

October 1991July 1992 (10 months)

Tej Dhawan's Publications

  • Microsoft SQL Server 6.5 Unleashed (contributing author)

    • October 1996
    Authors: Tej Dhawan

Tej Dhawan's Languages

  • Hindi

Tej Dhawan's Skills & Expertise

  1. Startup Business mentoring and consulting
  2. Start-ups
  3. Mentoring
  4. Entrepreneurship
  5. Team Leadership
  6. Team Building
  7. Program Management
  8. Strategic Planning
  9. Business Strategy
  10. Project Planning
  11. Business Analysis
  12. Leadership Development
  13. Change Management
  14. Management
  15. New Business Development
  16. Consulting
  17. Project Management
  18. Web Development
  19. Capital Raising
  20. Nonprofits
  21. Microsoft Office
  22. Public Speaking
  23. Social Networking
  24. Strategy
  25. Analysis
  26. Fundraising
  27. Organizational Development
  28. Marketing
  29. Coaching
  30. Marketing Strategy
  31. Social Media
  32. Business Development
  33. Training
  34. Public Relations
  35. Business Planning
  36. Leadership
  37. Market Research
  38. Management Consulting
  39. Budgets
  40. Executive Management

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Tej Dhawan's Education

University of Missouri-Kansas City



Central College

B.A, Mathematics and Computer Science


Mount St. Mary's School Delhi Cantt.


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