An Investment Banker by trade, specializing in M&A activity within the TMT domain, I have always been very interested in venture / angel investing. Started my career as an Analyst within the M&A team at Yes Bank in Mumbai, where I was exposed to a variety of transactions. My time in Yes Bank allowed me to experience a true entrepreneurial setup as the Bank was in its nascent stages of existence. Following Yes Bank I joined the M&A team at Mahindra & Mahindra, which gave me significant cross border M&A experiences as well as allowing me to understand the workings and process of a corporate buy side giant. While at M&M, I was an active member of its foray into the Aerospace domain, as well as driving it fund raising effort for Mahindra First Choice.
Post my time at M&M I joined Arma Partners, a boutique investment bank in London which specialized in TMT in Europe and the US. My experiences as an adviser to several companies within the TMT space at various stages in the company life cycle, attracted my interest in angel investing specifically focusing on industries that have a high potential for growth. Besides my own interest in the angel space, my family over the years has had significant success in early stage investments in India,the marquee deal being a co-founder in Sony Entertainment Television.