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Mohnish Pabrai

Pabrai Investment Funds
CIO

The Pabrai Investment Funds (PIF) were inspired by the original 1950s Buffett Partnerships and are a close replica of the original Buffett Partnership Rules. The Pabrai Funds Managing Partner, Mohnish Pabrai, is an ardent disciple of Warren Buffett and closely follows Buffett’s principles on value investing and capital allocation. From inception in 1999 through December 2023, a $100,000 investment in Pabrai Funds had grown to $1.83 million (after all fees and expenses). This equals to an annualized gain of 12.6% versus 7.2% for the S&P 500.

Mr. Pabrai was the Founder/CEO of TransTech, Inc. – an IT Consulting and Systems Integration company. Founded in his home in 1990, Pabrai bootstrapped the company to over $20 million in revenue when it was sold in 2000. TransTech was recognized as an Inc. 500 company in 1996. Pabrai has been profiled by Forbes and Barron’s and appeared frequently on CNN, PBS, CNBC, Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg Radio. He has been quoted by various leading newspapers including USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The Economic Times and The Times of India. He is the author of two books on value investing, The Dhandho Investor and Mosaic: Perspectives on Investing. The Dhandho Investor has been translated into German, Mandarin, Japanese, Thai, Korean, Vietnamese, and Spanish.

Mr. Pabrai is the winner of the 1999 KPMG Illinois High Tech Entrepreneur award given by KPMG, The State of Illinois, and The City of Chicago. He is a member of the Young President’s Organization (YPO) and a charter member of the IndUS Entrepreneurs (TiE).

Mr. Pabrai is the Founder and Chairman of The Dakshana Foundation which is a public US 501c(3) charity. Dakshana focuses on poverty alleviation through education. Dakshana alleviates poverty by identifying brilliant but impoverished teenagers and providing intensive coaching for 1-2 years for the IIT and medical entrance exams in India. Since inception in 2007, the IITs have accepted 3066 Dakshana Scholars. Since inception, 5768 of our scholars have been accepted by the IITs, AIIMS, and various medical colleges (out of a total universe of 7271), a success rate of 79%. Since 2016, various government medical colleges have accepted 1530 Dakshana Scholars, including 384 at AIIMS, the Harvard Medical School of India.

Mohnish loves playing duplicate bridge and received his first lifetime ban in 2019 from playing Blackjack at a Las Vegas Casino. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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Mohnish Pabrai

Pabrai Investment Funds
CIO
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