India will be a key contributor to innovation and global growth over the next few decades. This will be shaped by the entrepreneurs of ‘new’ India. Our role in this development and growth is to partner with exceptional founders to build the next generation of enduring Indian businesses. While fulfilling this role, we aspire to build an enduring, excellent, uniquely Indian investment firm.
We are energized by the evolution of Indian entrepreneurship over the last 25+ years since economic reforms, and enthused about what it can achieve in the next 25 years. As we begin A91 in the India of 2019, we see that age and background are no bar to ambition, allowing founders to build businesses bearing their unique fingerprint. We desire to be active shareholders who are focused on helping build enduring Indian businesses. Our collective experience encompasses investing and business building across a diverse set of consumer, healthcare, technology and financial services businesses. We hope to use this to help founders scale new heights.
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Abhay is a General Partner at A91. Previously, Abhay was a Managing Director at Sequoia Capital India where he focused on consumer and pharmaceutical businesses. At Sequoia Capital, he led investments in Vini Cosmetics, Faces Cosmetics, Indigo Paints, Bira91, Awfis, Curatio, Medgenome and others. Prior to Sequoia Capital, Abhay worked at Merill Lynch and McKinsey & Company. He is an alumnus of IIM Calcutta and IIT Bombay.
VT is a General Partner at A91. Previously, VT was a Managing Director at Sequoia Capital India where he focused on consumer, pharmaceutical and healthcare businesses. At Sequoia Capital, he led investments in Prataap Snacks (NSE: DiamondYD), La Renon, Paper Boat, Healthkart, GoColors, Suburban Diagnostics, Cloudnine Healthcare and others. He was previously at McKinsey & Company. He is an alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad and BITS Pilani.
Gautam is a General Partner at A91. Previously, Gautam was a Managing Director at Sequoia Capital India where he focused on technology and financial services businesses. At Sequoia Capital, he led investments in Oyo Rooms, Ola, Bankbazaar, CapitalFloat, Urban Ladder, Star Health Insurance and others. Previously, Gautam worked at McKinsey & Company and Arthur Andersen. He is an alumnus of IIM Calcutta and the University of Mumbai.
Kaushik is a Partner at A91. Previously, Kaushik was Head of India Investments at CapitalG (formerly Google Capital) where he focused on technology and financial services businesses. At CapitalG, he led investments in Aye Finance, Cardekho, Freshworks and Cuemath. He was previously at Sequoia Capital India and McKinsey & Co. He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School and IIT Madras.
Prasun is a Partner at A91 and joins in July 2019. He is currently pursuing his MBA from Harvard Business School, graduating in June 2019. Prior to HBS, Prasun worked at Sequoia Capital India where he was focused on investing in consumer products and education sectors. He has also worked at Bain & Company and is an alumnus of IIT Bombay.
Romita is an analyst at A91. Previously, Romita was as an investment banking analyst with the technology team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where she worked with consumer and enterprise technology companies both on financing rounds and IPOs (which included Dropbox and Elastic). She has completed her undergraduate degree from the University of California at Los Angeles.
Ishwar is an analyst at A91. Previously, Ishwar was a consultant at McKinsey & Company where he has worked with businesses across a variety of sectors including technology, financial services and consumer both in India and the US. He also had a brief stint at SeaLink Capital, a mid-market PE fund. Ishwar completed his undergraduate degree from IIT Delhi.
Sai Akshaya is an analyst at A91. Previously, Sai was a consultant at McKinsey & Company where she worked across various sectors including Consumer, TMT and Clean Energy both in India and in the US. Sai completed her undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Madras.
Kriti is an analyst at the firm. She believes that entrepreneurs are the real drivers for change and looks forward to walking the path with the founders to realise their dreams. Before A91, she was a consultant at McKinsey & Company where she worked across sectors ranging from banking to aviation. Outside of work she enjoys swimming and reading.
Ruchi is the CFO at A91. Previously, Ruchi was working at Epiq Capital where she was heading the finance and operations function. Prior to Eqiq Capital, she has worked at a boutique advisory firm and Hindustan Unilever Limited. She is a rank holder Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Calcutta.
Rysha Mutreja is an Executive Assistant at A91 Partners . Rysha was a Senior Cabin Attendant at Indigo Airlines for 7years . Rysha is a graduate from University of Mumbai.
Bhoomika Pabari is an Executive Assistant at A91 Partners .Bhoomika was a Lead Cabin Attendant at Indigo Airlines for 7 years. She is a graduate from University of Mumbai.
Melissa Xavier is an Executive Assistant at A91 Partners. She has been in the Aviation Industry for 12 years. She believes No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another. In her free time she likes watching her favorite comedy series & listening to soft music.
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