Debu Purkayastha headshot.

Debu Purkayastha


Debu is Managing Partner at 3rd Eye, a Venture Capital and Private Equity firm investing in the technology, media & telecommunications (TMT) sectors. He also serves as Senior Advisor to EQT, a global Private Equity fund.

Previously he was Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Octopus Investments, and spent more than 6 years at Google where he spearheaded its M&A and Investment efforts. In addition to his work with Mercy Corps, Debu also sits on the Boards of Cambridge University/Cambridge Enterprise & Tadaweb. He has an MBA from London Business School, and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Debu spends much of his personal time working with leading NGOs and governmental institutions in several politically sensitive areas including Palestine, Iraq and Kashmir, focusing on economic development initiatives.

A certified cricket nut & film fanatic, Debu is also passionate about white-water rafting & hiking.