It is well established that entrepreneurs can now create scalable and sustainable approaches for socio-economic development
Vipul joined Elevar in 2011 and is the Chief Investment Officer. He believes that “There is no doubt that entrepreneurs can create scalable and sustainable approaches for socio-economic development.”
Vipul leads Elevar’s efforts on portfolio analytics and market intelligence. He has been closely involved with the journeys of Elevar’s portfolio companies in India and is popular amongst entrepreneurs for his ‘secret sauce cap table forecaster’ also known as ‘the Vipul spreadsheet’. Having grown up in a traditional family business entrenched in agri supply chain, Vipul brings valuable customer perspective to the table. Prior to Elevar, Vipul worked with Tholons Capital where he was managing a small fund put together by the founders that had a diversified investment strategy while also focusing on startups in the IT/BPO space. He also assisted some of the private equity clients of Tholons with their investments. Prior to Tholons, he worked with Goldman Sachs in the Investment Banking Division where he focused on the Financial Institutions Group.
Vipul has an MBA in Finance and Marketing from The International Management Institute, Europe and a Post Graduate Diploma in Planning and Entrepreneurship from The Indian Institute of Planning and Management, Bangalore. He holds a B.Sc. from Bangalore University. He serves as guest faculty at a few business schools and is a mentor with the National Entrepreneurship Network. He is enthusiastic about Microsoft Excel, technology and social media and enjoys city farming in his free time. Vipul has a Black Belt and is a Karate Coach.