Leading GPs and LPs confirmed are
Kaushik Anand heads India for CapitalG. Prior to CapitalG, Mr. Anand worked at Sequoia Capital and McKinsey & Company. He has also started four companies in US and India in energy and internet including the travel search site, Cleverlayover.
Mr. Anand graduated with an engineering degree from IIT Madras where he won the CA Sastry Endowment Award and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar.
Mudit Bali is a Senior Vice President of Samena Capital Investments Limited in Dubai, focusing on investments within the Special Situations Funds.
Prior to joining Samena Capital, he was part of the IIFL (a leading Indian brokerage firm) equity research team covering telecommunication and education companies listed on the Indian bourses. Previously while working at a leading Indian Investment Bank, he advised various small & medium enterprises on M&A and fund raising. He has also worked with the strategic intelligence team at P&G in Singapore, working on P&G’s Asian hair-care portfolio.
Mr Bali has a MBA from IIM Bangalore and a degree in electronics engineering. He is also a CFA Level 3 candidate.
Deepak Bhawnani is the founder of Alea International Consulting Pvt Ltd in 2003. Owing to the superior service standards provided to its clientele, Alea has built a far-reaching corporate intelligence gathering network that spans across Asia and other parts of the world.
Mr. Bhawnani began his career in 1987 in London, UK and garnered unique expertise in due diligence, fraud investigations, international asset searches, hostile takeovers and security consulting. From 1994 to 2003, he was based in Asia with Kroll Inc., for whom he strategized and personally launched the first ever multi-national corporate intelligence set up in India.
A member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), Mr. Bhawnani has been a speaker at venture capital groups, banks, senior managements, Chambers of Commerce and other groups in Hong Kong, India and Japan. Currently, he is actively involved in major assignments at Alea International Consulting.
Since its inception, Alea International Consulting has delivered due diligence and fraud investigation services in a discreet and effectual manner. Alea has successfully extended its network and built partnerships with companies in major cities of India, along with Hong Kong for South East Asia.
Mr. Bhawnani’s experience, spanning 25 years in partner due diligence, proves invaluable to clients across Asia.
Juan Delgado-Moreira is a Vice Chairman at Hamilton Lane, based in the firm's Hong Kong office, where he is an Investment Committee member and oversees the firm's Asian investment activities and client relationships.
Prior to joining Hamilton Lane in 2005, Juan was an Investment Manager at Baring Private Equity Partners Ltd. in London, where he focused on mid-market private equity in Europe. Previously, Juan held senior research positions at UK institutions such as the University of Essex and was a lecturer and Fulbright Scholar at Stanford University. Juan began his career as an analyst in Madrid at the SEPI (formerly known as Instituto Nacional de Industria).
Mr. Delgado-Moreira received a Ph.D. in Research Methods/statistics and a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, a member of the CFA Institute and the Securities Institute.
Amit Gupta is a founding Partner of NewQuest and oversees the firm’s India and Southeast Asia business as well as investments in the power and financial services sectors. Amit has more than 16 years of industry experience.
Prior to co-founding NewQuest, he was a Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch's (BAML) Asia Private Equity group where he led the India business and oversaw investments the energy and financial services sectors across the Asia Pacific. Amit has also served in other roles in BAML, including Corporate Principal Investments based in Hong Kong and Investment Banking based in Mumbai.
Prior to working at BAML, Amit was a software engineer based in Mumbai and the United States. Amit has an MBA from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore, where he was placed on the Director's Merit List for his performance, and an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from REC Kurukshetra, where he received the University gold medal. Amit is fluent in English and Hindi.
Mr. Sanjay Kukreja is Managing Partner with ChrysCapital and is part of the core team that helped the firm scale from a startup to India’s leading private equity firm with over $3 billion under management in eighteen years. Mr. Kukreja joined ChrysCapital in April 2000 and currently leads the Business Services, Financial Services and Manufacturing verticals for the firm. Mr. Kukreja has been on the board of several companies such as Infogain, KPIT Technologies, Liquid Hub, Shriram Transport Finance Company Ltd, Titagarh Wagons Limited etc. He has led several high-profile investments of the firm such as HCL, Infosys and Cyient and has also worked extensively on managing exits for ChrysCapital, where ChrysCapital has been an industry leader. He holds an M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Shriram College of Commerce, Delhi University and has also attended Executive Leadership Course for top management from Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.
Fondly familiar to most in the Financial, Investor and Entrepreneurial world as Nats, Natarajan is the Chief Operating Officer and CFO of RNT Capital, which manages UC RNT Fund of USD 355 Mn from University of California, since inception in July 2016.
With over 27 years of experience in the diverse functions Nats served proven leadership roles in Organization Building & Scaling, Governance and Compliance across an eclectic array of business fields.
Prior to UC RNT Fund, As the MD and CFO since inception (june 2006) of one of India’s oldest and home grown Venture Firm, Helion raised 3 funds aggregating over US $ 600 Million, invested 73 investments across various sectors and stages in India and the US, Nats lead over 200 share holder agreements and 30 exits.
Apart from Due Diligence, Deal Structuring and Closing, Nats continues to work for rapid scaling of portfolio companies by helping in governance, finance, business planning and operational efficiencies. In addition, he is also responsible for Internal Fund Finances and Investor Relations.
Before joining Helion, he was Global CFO and Head of support services at Tavant Technologies Inc., a US$60M software services company where he led key initiatives of scaling the company from USD 19M to 60 million and 200 employees to 1100 employees within a span of three years.
Prior to Tavant, he worked 10+ years in Wipro corporation across many functions. Wipro electronic Peripherals was accorded the Best IT Usage award by NASSCOM in the ICT category in Sept 2003, for initiatives led by him as CIO.
Apart from various boards of investee companies, he also serves on the Board of studies at Christ University, Bangalore; Bethany Educational Institutions, Bangalore; Jain college for Women at Chennai, trustee of Youth for Seva – A eight-year-old NGO focusing on Child Education now serving over 5500 children across 8 states, including many tribal children.
Nats is in the governing body of Tie Bangalore and secretary for last 5 years, and also served in the expert team advised RBI, SEBI and Government of India on the start up policies and currently assisting NSE in their SME listing platform.
Mr Shah is a managing partner and co-founder of Gaja Capital and is based in Mumbai. Prior to co-founding Gaja Capital in 2005, Mr Shah had over 24 years of operating experience as an entrepreneur and manager.
Over 13 years at Gaja Capital, Mr Shah has led investments in the consumer and financial services sectors. He currently serves on the board of three of Gaja Capital’s active portfolio companies.
Prior to co-founding Gaja Capital in 2005, Mr Shah has held CXO roles in the telecom, technology and luxury sectors and also worked with leading investment banking and management consulting firms in India. As an entrepreneur, Mr Shah co-founded an asset finance company which he took public. He had been an active public markets investor and has also made personal private equity and corporate venture capital investments.
Mr Shah has an MBA from the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from IIT Bombay. He is a member of the CII – PE/VC National Committee and is closely involved with the Ross School’s activities in India.
Rebecca is head of origination, capital markets relationships, business development and client relationships in Asia. Rebecca has had 20 year’s capital markets experience. Rebecca was Managing Director, APAC for Nasdaq (2000-2012), Co-Head of Client & Issuer Marketing for Hong Kong Kong Exchanges & Clearing (2012-2013) and Executive Director, APAC Origination for Deutsche Bank AG (2013-2016). Rebecca is a permanent resident of Hong Kong and is currently based in Hong Kong covering the region