Team

Sunil K Goyal

Managing Director and Fund Manager

Sunil K Goyal is the Managing Director of YourNest Venture Capital, an early-stage venture fund he co-founded in 2011, that manages YourNest Angel Fund-I and YourNest India VC Fund-II. One of the early angel investors and a former member of The Indian Angel Network and Mumbai Angels, Sunil has led seed-stage investments and guided companies […]

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Sanjay Pande

Director and Fund Manager

Sanjay, Co-founder of YourNest Venture Capital, has had a diverse industry experience with careers in Hotels, FMCG, Healthcare, Consulting, Sustainable Development, Strategic Consulting and Education. He turned to social entrepreneurship in 1998 and gravitated to Behavioural Training. Sanjay is an experienced executive coach and leadership trainer, having led interventions in over 150 organisations across multiple […]

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Girish Shivani

Executive Director and Fund Manager

Girish Shivani, Co-founder, has hands-on experience in fund management and equity research. His robust process centricity, analytical and decision support capabilities have made him a trusted advisor to his clients. Girish has experience in Telecom, Media, IT Consulting and Financial Services. At YourNest Venture Capital, Girish is responsible for developing the investment strategy, seeing emerging […]

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Dr. Vivek Mansingh

General Partner

Vivek has over 30 years’ global experience and is currently Chairman of Axiscades, a leading integrated engineering services company listed on the Indian Stock Exchange. He is an investor and mentor to a number of startups including EnCloudEn, Wolken Software, Arthayantra and Golflan and is an advisor to Jupiter Capital. Vivek holds six US patents, […]

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Satish Mugulavalli

Director – Technology

Satish is a technology entrepreneur, advisor and mentor for several high technology, hardware/IOT startups, incubators and accelerators. He has built a partner eco-system of silicon vendors, suppliers of parts, industrial designers, prototyping and high-volume contract manufacturers to facilitate rapid prototyping and mass production. He was, most recently, Co-founder & Chief Architect of Verismo Networks based […]

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Smart investors demonstrate capability to invest early in the right idea. They are not only supportive, collaborative and friendly but also back the venture and stay invested. This helps build successful, performance-centric teams and creates powerful brands. Most importantly, they know when to exit.

The investment management team at YourNest comprises local managers with hands-on operational and investment experience – Sunil K Goyal, Sanjay Pande, Girish Shivani and the institutional nominee of SIDBI – Rajive Sood. The strengths of this Investment Committee are:

  • Knowledge and exposure to building businesses across sectors.
  • Experience in mentoring business plans and early stage ventures in India for over a decade.
  • Analysing and executing business plans.
  • Experience as Angel Investor individually and in groups.
  • Ability to guide through the life-cycle of an early stage business.
  • Extensive dependable professional network of relationships and connections.

Our Investment Managers

Sunil K Goyal

Managing Director and Fund Manager

Sunil K Goyal is the Managing Director of YourNest Venture Capital, an early-stage venture fund he co-founded in 2011, that manages YourNest Angel Fund-I and YourNest India VC Fund-II. One of the early angel investors and a former member of The Indian Angel Network and Mumbai Angels, Sunil has led seed-stage investments and guided companies […]

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Sanjay Pande

Director and Fund Manager

Sanjay, Co-founder of YourNest Venture Capital, has had a diverse industry experience with careers in Hotels, FMCG, Healthcare, Consulting, Sustainable Development, Strategic Consulting and Education. He turned to social entrepreneurship in 1998 and gravitated to Behavioural Training. Sanjay is an experienced executive coach and leadership trainer, having led interventions in over 150 organisations across multiple […]

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Girish Shivani

Executive Director and Fund Manager

Girish Shivani, Co-founder, has hands-on experience in fund management and equity research. His robust process centricity, analytical and decision support capabilities have made him a trusted advisor to his clients. Girish has experience in Telecom, Media, IT Consulting and Financial Services. At YourNest Venture Capital, Girish is responsible for developing the investment strategy, seeing emerging […]

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Dr. Vivek Mansingh

General Partner

Vivek has over 30 years’ global experience and is currently Chairman of Axiscades, a leading integrated engineering services company listed on the Indian Stock Exchange. He is an investor and mentor to a number of startups including EnCloudEn, Wolken Software, Arthayantra and Golflan and is an advisor to Jupiter Capital. Vivek holds six US patents, […]

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Ramesh G. Dharmaji

(SIDBI nominee)

Ramesh is currently the Chief General Manager of SIDBI (Small Industries Development Bank of India) New Delhi and the CEO of India SME Technology Services Ltd., which is an associate of SIDBI. His thorough knowledge of MSME sector helped him serve as the Director of the SIDBI MSME International Training Institute. A long experience of […]

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Alok Mittal

A prominent name in India’s investment sector, Alok Mittal’s extensive experience covers founding, backing and supporting initial-stage tech companies. He joined Canaan, India in 2006, leading the company’s investments in India. His prior tenure at Hughes Software Systems also means that he brings strong Telecom experience with him to Canaan. Though Alok emphasises on investments […]

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Nupur Garg

Listed among India’s top 100 Women in Finance (AIWMI 2019) and an independent director on the Board of SIDBI, Nupur Garg has global experience spanning private equity investing, operations and finance in leading global organisations like PwC, Discovery Networks and IFC – an arm of the World Bank Group. Former Regional Lead, South Asia for […]

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Sharad Sharma

Sharad is one of the most active technology angel investors in India with about two dozen investments. He is a passionate evangelist of the software product ecosystem in India. He is the co-founder and Governing Council member of iSPIRT. He was the Chair of NASSCOM Product Forum and a member of the Executive Council from […]

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Prof. Rishikesh T. Krishnan

Prof. Krishnan is the Director of Indian Institute of Management Indore, and is also a Professor of Strategy. Prof. Krishnan holds an M.Sc. in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur; and an M.S. in Engineering-Economic Systems (now Management Science & Engineering) from Stanford University. He obtained his doctorate from the Indian Institute […]

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R. Satya Narayanan

Satya is a true pursuer of his dreams. He started a program called Career Launcher with help from his friends. Career Launcher started off as a Personality Development Program and soon became one of the largest service providers in the educational sector of India. He went on to make a mark in the mainstream educational […]

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Prof. M.M. Pant

Prof. M.M. Pant is a well-known name in the fields of Law and Information Technology. He has a keen interest in several genres of law, including Cyber Law, IPR and Patent and Trademark issues. He has been an active participant in various activities and conferences involving Law and IT. He founded the Planet EDU Pvt. […]

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Purvi Parkeria

Purvi is currently working as the Fund Manager for IIFL Seed Ventures Fund I, a private equity and multi-stage funding firm with assets over 100 million USD. Purvi has been working in the financial services industry for last 15 years. She has acquired sufficient expertise and knowledge in various fields of research, banking, insurance and […]

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Badri Agarwal

Badri is a senior corporate guru and holds a pivotal position as a management resource. He has more than three decades of expertise as a strategic leader. Badri’s competence and knowledge are a balanced mix of several roles– from strategic perspectives, business acumen and transformations of effective leadership and establishing startups. His in-depth understanding of […]

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Ramesh G. Dharmaji

(SIDBI nominee)

Ramesh is currently the Chief General Manager of SIDBI (Small Industries Development Bank of India) New Delhi and the CEO of India SME Technology Services Ltd., which is an associate of SIDBI. His thorough knowledge of MSME sector helped him serve as the Director of the SIDBI MSME International Training Institute. A long experience of […]

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Alok Mittal

A prominent name in India’s investment sector, Alok Mittal’s extensive experience covers founding, backing and supporting initial-stage tech companies. He joined Canaan, India in 2006, leading the company’s investments in India. His prior tenure at Hughes Software Systems also means that he brings strong Telecom experience with him to Canaan. Though Alok emphasises on investments […]

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Nikhil Madan

As a hands-on business practitioner, Nikhil values big ideas, creative thinking and teamwork that turns ideas into action. And as a serial global entrepreneur turned investor, he is also a quick-thinking strategist who enjoys building and growing technology-based businesses. Based in Germany with extensive experience in European and other global markets, Nikhil’s forté lies in […]

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Vijay Jumani

Vijay comes with a rich experience of over 17 years. His areas of involvement have been in the Analytics, Internet, Retail and eCommerce spheres. At present, he is the Cofounder and Director of Inventis Retail, which is a multi-channel Specialty Retail Company operating in the Baby & Kids’ space under the brand ‘appleofmyi’.

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Subhrangshu Neogi

Business Leader with a growth mindset and more than 2 decades of diverse multi industry experience across Financial Services, FMCG, Retail, Telecom, Media, Consulting and Education. Built multiple businesses from scratch and driven scale and growth. Has successfully led teams across India and various International markets. Expertise in P&L management, Brand building, Strategic Business development, […]

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Dr. Shalini Lal

Shalini’s experience of over 20 years in Organizational Development and Human Resources, spans varied industries. The founder of Infinity Organization Development, a boutique OD consulting firm that specializes in building organisations and leaders, she now jointly works with YourNest. Shalini has studied the early entrepreneurial journeys of many of today’s startups and is an asset […]

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Sanjay Jain

In a career of well over 2 decades, Sanjay worked with top organisations like the Coca-Cola Company, Ogilvy, Allianz Group, Bajaj Allianz, the Times of India Group and Reliance Capital. His experience spans the sectors of FMCG, Retail Finance, Media, Investments, Insurance, and Home & Commercial Lending. Presently the President and CMO at Reliance Capital, […]

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Ranjeet Shetye

With over 18 years of experience in leadership roles Ranjeet has been with companies like Airespace, PicoMobile, and Internet Devices. Currently the Managing Director of Resilinc’s India office, he is an investor in Resilinc US – a Bay-area startup that provides the leading cloud-based Supply Chain analytics and resiliency solution. Apart from his robust cross-disciplinary […]

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Dr. Rajesh Sanghi

Rajesh has more than 35 years of involvement in the IT and Telecommunication industry. Having worked in numerous sectors like defence, MNCs, ISVs, telecom solutions, and systems integrators, he has a varied experience. With 20 years of service in the IAF (Indian Air Force) behind him, he has worked with leading IT and telecom companies […]

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Dinesh Goel

A second generation entrepreneur, Dinesh, has investments in textiles, new media, & technology, crowd sourcing, real estate and online education. Dinesh previously exited ventures in food & beverage and software technology areas, successfully. Dinesh intends to shape a portfolio of self-sustaining companies which have a global outreach, which creates value for our customers, partners, vendors […]

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Ashutosh Pande

With more than 25 years of experience in wireless communication and electronics, Ashutosh is an inventor, manager and designer. He is the Founder – Director of Arogyamhealth Private Limited, a company into preventive health care. Known in the industry circles as a tactical thinker, Ashutosh is active with several government as well as industry bodies.

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A.S. Oberoi

AS Oberoi, a serial entrepreneur, is an international business creator and executive leader. In a career spanning just over 16 years, he has delivered millions of dollars in terms of market capitalization. He is a Global Telecom Executive, Green Technology Entrepreneur & Space Exploration Aficionado. A thoughtful, groundbreaking leader, he is capable of assessing intricate […]

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Anvita Varshney

Anvita brings rich international experience in technology and digital space, an active investor and passionate about start-up ecosystem. She serves on several boards and founded Dubai Angel Investors seeking to invest in early stage online startups. She was the COO for Naspers Group (leading growth stage investor and seventh largest internet company in world), Middle […]

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Amrita Gangotra

Commercially-focused technology leader with almost 30 years’ experience gained in India, UK and Hungary of using technology to drive business performance and deliver value in the telecommunications, IT services and FMCG sectors. Successful and award winning track-record of transformation, and innovation through new technology introduction, ground-breaking supplier arrangements and inspirational leadership. Key role in many […]

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Vipul Arora

Principal – Portfolio & Investments

Currently in charge of Portfolio & Investments at YourNest, Vipul has been an integral member of the team since 2012. He has more than eight years’ experience in the startup eco-system and in Due Diligence, Financial Analysis, Equity Research, Valuation, Corporate Finance & Investment Banking. Before joining YourNest, he was with Aadhar Securities and Ernst […]

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Sanjay Kumar Jha

Executive Secretary

Sanjay has over two decades of experience as a senior management assistant with considerable exposure to IT, Designing and Publishing. Part of the inception team at YourNest, his responsibilities include IT, HR & Admin and he remains the ‘go-to’ man for all our colleagues, portfolio founders and key investors. Before joining YourNest, Sanjay worked for […]

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Bhavesh Gulia

Research Analyst

An experienced business analyst with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry, Bhavesh plays a critical role in assessing the investment viability of startups. His skills include Research, Valuations, Financial Analysis, Financial Modelling and Microsoft Excel plus VBA Macros. He is a graduate of the Delhi College of Engineering (DCE) and has […]

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Akshat Bhatnagar

Analyst – Investor Relations

Akshat supports the Investor Relations Team at YourNest and is a graduate from Christ University, Bangalore. He has also recently become an ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Affiliate and is looking forward to attaining his membership there. He has a keen interest in Financial Analysis & Valuation.

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Rajat Swarup

Research Analyst

Rajat is a Chartered Accountant by education with a strong financial and analytical bent of mind that helps him dive deep into the fundamentals of potential investee companies. He has a keen interest in building the startup ecosystem in India. Before joining YourNest, he worked with Ernst and Young as a tax professional for four […]

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