Dilawar is a co-founder and board member of AAPI Victory Fund. Dilawar is President & CEO at Lumiata, an AI for healthcare company focused on reducing healthcare costs and improving patient outcomes. Backed by Khosla Ventures and the Blue Venture Fund, Lumiata provides predictive analytics for managing healthcare costs and risk. Previously, Dilawar was President at Freshworks where he helped scale the software company’s products to thousands of small and medium businesses worldwide. The company has raised $400 million in venture funding. Earlier, Dilawar ran business operations for Yahoo!’s Platform division, and invested in the company’s next generation infrastructure.
Dilawar has driven civic efforts at the federal, state, and local level focusing on economic growth and entrepreneurship. As the founding Chair of the California Entrepreneurship Task Force with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Dilawar drives inclusive entrepreneurship bridging coastal regions with the state’s rural heartland. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he spearheaded rapid response engagement with the state’s most vulnerable small businesses driving awareness of critical resources for access to capital. Most recently, Dilawar helped guide Silicon Valley’s COVID-19 economic recovery as a member of San Jose Mayor Liccardo’s Silicon Valley Economic Recovery Task Force.
Dilawar served on President Obama’s White House Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and chaired the White House Initiative on AAPIs’ Economic Growth Committee. In that role, Dilawar led the administration’s engagement with small businesses across the U.S. after the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Dilawar liaised with the Small Business Administration and the Department of Commerce on federal initiatives such as the President’s Export Council.
Dilawar was an early strong supporter of President Biden and mobilized diverse communities across the country. He served on the Biden Campaign’s Advisory Council on Entrepreneurship and Small Business and drove entrepreneur community’s support for President Biden. In 2017 after the Muslim Ban was introduced, Dilawar helped drive the business and technology community’s response against the Executive Order. Dilawar was a surrogate in Sec. Clinton and President Obama’s presidential campaigns and was a member of the California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ Policy Transition team.
Dilawar holds an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and earned Bachelors with dual majors in Economics and Computer Science from The University of Texas at Austin.