Iron Pillar Capital Management Limited

Anand Prasanna

Experience : 15 years, majority in managing investments across Morgan Creek (Head of Asia, based in Shanghai), Squadron Capital (based in Hong Kong) and Sequoia Capital (based in Bangalore). Prior experience at McKinsey & Company and Vertebrand. Brings 10 years of investing experience spanning direct, co-invest and fund investments as well as strong network across the Chinese tech ecosystem.

Education : BBA (University of Kerala), MBA (Fore School of Management)

Email : anand@ironpillarfund.com

Mohanjit Jolly

Experience : 22 years, majority in early and mid-stage VC, mainly as Partner and Head of India for Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) based in Bangalore and Palo Alto. Prior experience with Garage Technology Ventures, Garage.com, Mattel, Viaspace and Litton/Hughes. Brings deep venture investing experience in the US and India as well as strong network across the US tech ecosystem.

Education : BS and MS Aeronautical Engineering (MIT), MBA (UCLA Anderson School of Business)

Email : mj@ironpillarfund.com

Ashish Shah

Experience : 20 years of finance and operations experience in private equity, venture capital and real estate fund management in India, Singapore and Mauritius. 5 years each as CFO for 3i Group plc Asia and JP Morgan Partners Asia. Brings deep, directly relevant finance and operations experience across 3i, JPM and Xander Group.

Education : B Commerce (Narsee Monjee College), CA

Email : ashish@ironpillarfund.com

IP Venture Advisors Pvt Ltd

Sameer Nath

Experience : 20 years, majority as tech and M&A investment banker at Citigroup in New York, Mumbai and Singapore. Managing Director since 2010. Helped build market leading India M&A and global technology franchise. Prior experience as a management consultant at Deloitte. Brings 15 years of global advisory experience, mostly in technology, having led many landmark M&A, private equity deals and IPOs in the US and India.

Education : BA (Middlebury College), MBA (University of Chicago Booth School of Business)

Email : sameer@ironpillarfund.com

Harish Hulyalkar

Experience : 20 years, majority as tech and M&A investment banker at Citigroup in Mumbai and New York. Helped build market leading India M&A and global technology franchise. Helped set up offshore analytics unit for Citi. Prior experience as a consultant at Arthur Andersen. Brings 14 years of global advisory experience, mostly in technology, having led many landmark M&A deals in the US and India.

Education : B Commerce (Sydenham College), CA, MBA (Indian School of Business)

Email : harish@ironpillarfund.com

Ashok Ananthakrishnan

Experience : 19 years of operating experience in corporate and start up environments. Founder at Taxiguide.in, successfully scaled an online B2C car rental booking service into a profitable, pan-India business over a 5-year period. Brings strong business building skills and experience across Vertebrand, ICICI Bank and DBS Bank.

Education : B.E (Mechanical Engineering) from Bangalore University, CFA, MBA (ICFAI)

Email : ashok@ironpillarfund.com