I am an early to growth stage technology investor with expertise investing in emerging markets.
In my most recent stint, I tried raising a $100M early stage fund focussed on consumer tech, tech enabled & D2C opportunities in emerging markets. I went through the entire process of investment strategy creation, fund modelling, drafting marketing literature, LP networking & pitching to institutional LPs & family offices.
Previously, I was part of the investment team at Accel, where I led the firm’s consumer tech investments. Some of the investments that I sourced / co-led & participated on the board include Swiggy (Indian FoodTech Unicorn), HolidayME (ME based travel company), Agrostar (AgriTech Company - Market leader in India) & BicycleAI (Inside Sales Automation SaaS tool) among others. I also supported the management teams of 10+ startups of Accel portfolio in various aspects of fundraising, strategy, hiring, etc.
Prior to this, I worked as part of the investment team at Unilazer Ventures, the PE arm of the family office of Indian media industry veteran Ronnie Screwvala, where I was involved in the investments in Zivame (Largest Vertical E-commerce for Women's Lingerie in India), Lenskart (Largest Vertical E-commerce for Eyewear in India), Maroosh (Lebanese QSR chain) and Dogspot (Largest online marketplace for pet food in India) among others.
Prior to that, I have had short stints in consulting and operating roles across multiple organisations.