"balance is everything." privately active in public markets & publicly active in private markets.
entrepreneur —— seeker, founder, investor, board member, operator, advisor, partner, friend.
investing —— in household names, before they become household names. seed + growth venture capital.
2021-present, partner, lok capital —— i lead series A/B investing, in technology for impact.
active AUM of >$500M, portfolio market cap of >$5B. deployed $200M+ into 40 companies, generating (a staggering) 26 exits, including 5 IPOs.
recent investments by lok: aquaconnect ($10M series A), moneyview ($75M series E), superbottoms ($5M series A), seeds ($6M series A) ++
2016-present, solo VC —— 50+ early-stage venture investments across india, singapore & the US. select investments/board seats:
dezy, karkinos, yellow metal, tortoise, nirva health, the eplane company, khyaal, kaching, codingal, neer, pencilton, basis, culturelytics, startuploan +++
2014-2016, founded currency x, folded, in light of prevailing regulatory constraints in india
2013-2015, master's in finance at the grenoble école de management, based in europe
2012-2012, fixed income, currencies & commodities (ficc) at the macquarie group, singapore
2009-2012, read politics & economics at the university of leicester, united kingdom
2010-2010, transaction advisory services (tas) at ernst & young, middle east & north africa region
2004-2009, graduated high school from uwcsea, singapore
2002-2004, middle school in dubai, uae
1993-2001, lower school in manama, bahrain
1991-1993, "hello, world" in india
1. twitter|X --thoughts, musings, spaces & event updates —— on life & startups
2. linkedin ---impact, academia & other (usually) productive experiences
speaker & panelist —— junior tennis pro —— carnatic music student & rasika —— thinker from first principles
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