Over the years, I have realized my Ikigai is in investing and learning about investments as a way to create a broader impact in the world. I love talking to entrepreneurs and staying close to them as I believe their enthusiasm, boundless energy and creativity is a critical force in building the future we need. I am happy to talk to anyone who wants to learn about getting started with investing and share some of my learnings from the last 10 years.
At work, I help business leaders and entrepreneurs to think through their growth strategy and vision. I have 12y+ experience in international management consulting and technology in India, Europe, Africa and Middle East, working with private equity funds, corporates, sovereign wealth funds and family offices, largely in natural resources (mining & metals, water) and industrial goods sectors. Since 2012, I have been part of the Singular Group, an international boutique consulting firm based in Switzerland. In 2020, I joined Amane Advisors, a niche consulting and advisory firm focused on the global water sector where I help major players in the water sector with their growth strategy as well as provide support on acquisitions. My expertise includes conducting asset due diligence (buy side and sell side), market studies, feasibility studies, business case, growth strategy, commercial excellence and go-to-market strategy.
I am an active investor in technology startups in India and US since 2013. As the founder of Konglo Ventures, an angel network with 50+ global investors, I have syndicated 3m$+ in to 15 portfolio investments and have secured 1 successful exit. I have led due diligence for ~100 companies in last 7 years and developed the operating model for startup investments including deal origination and execution. I have a wide network in the Indian startup ecosystem that includes entrepreneurs, investors, subject matter experts, mentors, legal and tax advisors. In 2018, I started investing in the real estate market in Philadelphia to build a portfolio of positive cash flowing properties using the BRRR (Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance) strategy.
I hold a degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Calicut, India and MBA from European Business School, Germany. I started my career with Accenture and subsequently worked with SDI Management Consulting, Germany as well as 21Diamonds, a technology startup in Munich funded by Rocket Internet.