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Chirag Chotalia, Principal DFJ, joined in 2016, coming from Pritzker Group Venture Capital 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; and supported Pritzker’s investment in Dollar Shave Club (Unilever). Chirag also worked at CVC Capital Partners, Europe’s largest private equity firm, and at Charlesbank Capital Partners. 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.