Team Iron

An India focused fund rallied around the vision of technology companies and their “Iron Warriors”

Our Mission

A bit of iron in tomorrow’s tech legends from India. That’s our mission which keeps us awake and on the road. We believe visionary entrepreneurs from India are going to build some of the most interesting innovation-driven firms the world will see in the coming decades. We intend to be the solid, middle-core that offers stability and scale to such ventures in their growth phase.

We Understand

As entrepreneurs in our own humble way, having served at the ringside of venture investing, M&As, IPOs, exits, operations and technology across global capitals, we deeply understand and appreciate the journey. We specialize in supporting technology companies through their critical growth phase. Our mission is to be a springboard to help you take pole position.

What We Do

We Prefer

Original businesses in enterprise and consumer tech built from India for domestic and international markets. Visionary entrepreneurs who are not afraid to forge new paths to grow. Execution oriented management teams that have taken companies beyond product market fit, generated meaningful revenue, established scalable business models and achieved positive unit economics.

We Partner

The vibrant early stage venture ecosystem in India is creating a sizable pool of quality startups that are on the cusp of breaking out. These businesses need specialized expertise to navigate the growth phase. Team Iron Pillar brings relevant and complementary skill-sets to help businesses scale and iron out growth pangs.

We Stretch

We bring more than 120 years of collective experience. We support our founders with sincerity, and if the occasion demands, work alongside them with our sleeves rolled up. In addition, we have an advisory board consisting of seasoned mentors who have coached and funded some of the best and brightest ventures in the world. This circle of wisdom gives a performance edge to our portfolio companies.

Your Team

Iron Pillar Capital Management Ltd
Anand Prasanna
Anand Prasanna
Managing Partner

Anand believes in the return of the golden age for India. He believes technology coupled with capable, gritty entrepreneurs will deliver that gold.

Mohanjit Jolly
Mohanjit Jolly
Partner

For he is a jolly good fellow. Mohanjit believes that good begets good. And that applies to investment, entrepreneurship (and life as a whole).

Ashish Shah
Ashish Shah
Partner & CFO

Ashish loves numbers and makes them count. His expertise spans private equity, venture capital and real estate asset management.

IP Venture Advisors Pvt Ltd
Sameer Nath
Sameer Nath
Managing Partner

Sameer admires Iron. The element resonates impact and integrity, core values forged during his successful investment banking career at Citigroup, and which determine his compass.

Rajat Shringi
Rajat Shringi
Investment Analyst

Rajat dives deep, be it scuba, trekking, total football or be it analysing investments and ventures at Iron Pillar making the most of it now, exploring, familiarising himself with inspiring founder journeys and models that truly stand apart.

Harish Hulyalkar
Harish Hulyalkar
Partner

Harish believes in the persevered road. For him, there is no short cut, which he believes short changes trust. It is this dedicated work ethic that underpins the Iron Pillar team and value system.

Sanjna Tulsiani
Sanjna Tulsiani
Investment Analyst

A diverse range of interests across travel & trekking, fitness, movies & theatre, cooking, reading biographies and an abiding passion for public markets winds its way to her pet downtime – animal welfare.

Ashok Ananthakrishnan
Ashok Ananthakrishnan
Operating Partner

Having been an entrepreneur himself, at Vertebrand, a business and brand consulting firm, and Taxiguide, an online car rental booking service that covered 75 cities, Ashok is settled onto his third venture, Iron Pillar, with a mission.

Samay Kala
Samay Kala
Finance Manager

Samay loves research, number crunching and predictive analytics, working hard on leaving less to chance and more to good karma. This is while not binge watching documentaries on history and geopolitics.

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.

Mahatma Gandhi