A Wharton alumni, Rajesh has earlier obtained a management degree from XLRI specialising in Finance and Marketing. He is a CFA charter holder and has earned a post graduate diploma in securities law. Today, Rajesh is the Managing Partner of Equanimity Investments, after having made 22 angel investments since 2007 and having had a ringside view of the overall startup ecosystem over the past decade. Rajesh is an active member of Mumbai Angels and is also the Founding and current Chair of the Corporate Reporting Users’ Forum, a global forum. He is an active TiE Charter Member and is the Co-Chair of the FinTech Special Interest Group at TiE Mumbai.
Shilpa is a rank-holder Chartered Accountant and a commerce graduate from Mumbai University. She is a finance professional who loves the world of numbers. Her illustrious 15 year career started with ICICI Bank post which she focussed on 2 areas of her interest: investments and direct taxation. She is passionate about investing her time and energy in early stage businesses and brings to bear her amazing energy and infectious enthusiasm to everyone around her.
Pooja is a Chartered Accountant and a commerce graduate from Mumbai University. She has worked with housing.com, PwC and is now the youngest member of team Equanimity. Pooja is a startup enthusiast and keeps herself updated on the changing landscapes and trends in the industry. She likes to be hands-on with the portfolio companies and works closely with the founders to assist with the financial as well as operational aspects of businesses. She is on a lookout for companies who have the potential to make a positive impact on a large scale.
Parin is a Chartered Accountant and has successfully cleared CFA exams. He brings on board experience in fx , rates & public equity markets. He is an avid reader with special interest in the fields of investing, human behaviour, history and politics. He believes in the concept of Kaizen and hopes to live by the following quote of Nassim Taleb, “Much of the ageing comes from a misunderstanding of the effect of comfort”. Parin envisages a future driven by technology and is on the lookout for disruptors before they become the norm.
Sanchit holds a Bachelor's degree from IIT Kanpur and joins us from Credit Suisse. Previously, he worked with Fractal Analytics, thereby bringing a mix of analytical and finance background.
Having a keen interest in investing, he follows Indian investment landscape and constantly holds a lens to find today's ventures and passionate entrepreneurs who will be tomorrow's trendsetters. He is always aspiring to partner with entrepreneurs in their journey and build fulfilling & scalable businesses.
Jayakumar graduated from IIT Bombay in 2006, with a silver medal in the dual-degree (B.Tech & M.Tech) program in Aerospace Engineering. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Multi Agent Reinforcement Learning at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Prior to this, he was part of a Machine Learning startup that built recommender systems for some large FMCG companies. He has also worked in Investment Banking at various banks for 9 years.
Bhagyashree has completed her formal education in Finance and Investments, during which she has also completed two levels of CFA (USA) and a course on Valuations from London School of Economics. She is a BBA graduate from South Gujarat University.
A Johns Hopkins alumnus, Karan has joined us after a research stint where he developed a Leveraged Buyout Index to bridge the gap between Private and Public Markets. A startup enthusiast, Karan is excited to be a part of the ever growing start up ecosystem and work with the business leaders of tomorrow.