Venture TEAM
Chirag Chotalia
Principal
Chirag Chotalia joined DFJ in 2016 and works closely with DFJ’s investments in Loftium, Chartbeat, LaunchDarkly, and Posit Science. Prior to DFJ, Chirag was at Pritzker Group in Los Angeles. While at Pritzker, he was instrumental in building the firm's west coast consumer and digital media practice. He sourced and led the firm's investments in Casper, The Honest Company, HelloGiggles (Time, Inc.), Hollar, PureWow, Raden, and Retention Science. He also supported Pritzker's investment in Dollar Shave Club (Unilever).

Chirag also worked at CVC Capital Partners, Europe's largest private equity firm. Chirag started his career as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company.

Chirag holds a BA in economics and diaspora studies from Swarthmore College and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, with a concentration in entrepreneurial management.

Chirag was named one of LA's top 10 innovators to watch by the Los Angeles Times. He is also a member of Swarthmore College's alumni council.