Rema cofounded Ankur with a vision to use her multi decade CXO and entrepreneurial experience to bring the tools to young startups to become game changers. She has worked across education and IT/ITES taking young companies from scratch to midsize ventures. She is a cost accountant from ICFAI and when she has spare time she likes to travel and try her hand at growing plants.
Ritu is one of the co-founders at Ankur. She is passionate about bringing innovation from lab to the market and did that for a decade across corporates - Unilever and Philips. She has also worked globally investing in IP led renewable technologies. She has a PhD in physics from University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from INSEAD. If Ritu had any spare time she’d love to travel to all ends of the earth and read a few books.
Krishnan focuses on formulating strategic growth plans for Ankur. He has nearly two decades of experience across financial markets, investment research, and social development consulting. In his previous stints, Krishnan headed research for CLSA Asia-Pacific in India before turning to social consulting with Samhita Social Ventures.
A qualified CFA, Kamakshi has over 16 years of investing in listed equities in a range of industries in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the US. Currently based in New York, she has a BA degree from Harvard University and an MS from University of Pennsylvania.
Shiva is responsible for portfolio management at Ankur & also provides strategic support to our portfolio companies. He has worked for 5 years with Grassroots Business Fund, an impact investor, in investment management and portfolio supervision roles across India, Indonesia & Africa. More recently, Shiva worked as a strategy & finance consultant for social enterprises in the education and renewable energy sectors.
Shreyansh works on Early Stage Deals in the Investment Team at Ankur Capital, handling the Bangalore office. He has prior experience in consulting, market research and product development.
Nikita has worked in variety of admin and support roles in her previous stints. A multi-tasker, Nikita ensures that the Ankur office runs like a well oiled machine.
Aditya Jahagirdar works on early stage deals as part of the Investment Team at Ankur. Previously, he was an Analyst at Villgro where he looked at healthcare investments and portfolio management.
Ridhima is a WA state CPA with diversified experience across financial services and startups. She helps drive Ankur GRO, a platform for formalizing Ankur Capital’s capital plus approach.
Rajeshwari comes with 4 years of experience in public relations & communications strategy, having worked across a spectrum of tech startups, VCs & social enterprises. Prior to her role here, she was leading the policy communications vertical and handling media strategy for two projects of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Outside of work, you can find her exploring new cafes, dreaming about having 5 dogs and traveling to places with spotty connectivity.
Pavan has over 17 years’ experience across venture investing, start-ups and entrepreneurship advisory services. Pavan is a Co-founder and former Partner at Ojas Venture Partners. Pavan advises start-ups,incubators,investors and family businesses in the context of new business, venture creation, Next-Gen entrepreneurship and mentoring.
PravinGandhi has over 50 years of entrepreneurial, operational and investing experience in the IT industry in India. He was a founding partner of the first early stage fund India – INFINITY. Subsequently a founding partner in Seedfund I & II. With over 18 years of investing experience, he is extensively well networked in investment and entrepreneurial scene and is an active early stage angel investor in tech & impact space.