Team

Sunil K Goyal

Managing Director and Fund Manager

Sunil is one of the pioneers in the angel investing space in India and is recognised as a thought leader in this space. He is a successful Angel Investor with global exits in his forays. A former member of TiE, Indian Angel Network & Mumbai Angels his passion for early stage venture had led him […]

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Sanjay Pande

Director and Fund Manager

Sanjay, co-founder of YourNest, is a People’s person who believes in helping individuals find, and achieve, their life’s purpose. He has been a behavioural trainer, coach, and counsellor to hundreds of people in all age groups since 1998, and has been a leadership trainer in over 150 organisations across multiple geographies and cultures. He actively […]

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Girish Shivani

Executive Director and Fund Manager

Girish, co-founder of YourNest, is a pro-active executive with strong experience of fund management and equity research. His robust process centricity, analytical and decision support systems expertise has made him a trusted advisor to clients and startups. He is recognised as a thought leader in the space of business intelligence, big data and analytics. Girish […]

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Dr. Vivek Mansingh

General Partner

Vivek, a partner at YourNest has a proven track record of turning around, building & scaling organizations. Presently also Chairman of Axiscades, he is a global leader who has delivered unparalleled results. His entrepreneurship sees him as an investor and a mentor to several startups. These include names such as EnCloudEn, Arthayantra Wolken Software, and […]

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Satish Mugulavalli

Director – Technology

Satish is a technology entrepreneur and an advisor and mentor for several high technology, hardware/IOT startups, incubators and accelerators. He built partner eco-system of silicon vendors, part suppliers, industrial designers, prototyping and high volume contract manufacturers to facilitate rapid prototyping and mass production. He was most recently, Co-founder and 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 is one of the pioneers in the angel investing space in India and is recognised as a thought leader in this space. He is a successful Angel Investor with global exits in his forays. A former member of TiE, Indian Angel Network & Mumbai Angels his passion for early stage venture had led him […]

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Sanjay Pande

Director and Fund Manager

Sanjay, co-founder of YourNest, is a People’s person who believes in helping individuals find, and achieve, their life’s purpose. He has been a behavioural trainer, coach, and counsellor to hundreds of people in all age groups since 1998, and has been a leadership trainer in over 150 organisations across multiple geographies and cultures. He actively […]

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Girish Shivani

Executive Director and Fund Manager

Girish, co-founder of YourNest, is a pro-active executive with strong experience of fund management and equity research. His robust process centricity, analytical and decision support systems expertise has made him a trusted advisor to clients and startups. He is recognised as a thought leader in the space of business intelligence, big data and analytics. Girish […]

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Dr. Vivek Mansingh

General Partner

Vivek, a partner at YourNest has a proven track record of turning around, building & scaling organizations. Presently also Chairman of Axiscades, he is a global leader who has delivered unparalleled results. His entrepreneurship sees him as an investor and a mentor to several startups. These include names such as EnCloudEn, Arthayantra Wolken Software, and […]

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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 emphases on investments […]

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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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Ashish Gupta

Ashish is an experienced entrepreneur, investor and mentor. A product of IIT Delhi, and MBA from Carnegie Mellon, he was with McKinsey & Co working with clients in India, the US, Europe and China. A serial entrepreneur, he founded ‘Ties to Family’, was a co-founder of ‘Evalueserve’ – an KPO and ITES major before co-founding […]

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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 emphases on investments […]

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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

Integrated marketing and sales & business development roles have been Subhrangshu’s two decades of experience. During this period he has covered categories like FMCG, Retail, Media, Telecom, and Financial Services. Currently with Religare, he has served across India as well as key markets in Asia, associated with big brands like Dabur, Times of India and […]

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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

A familiar name in India’s IT scene Amrita is presently heading the Enterprise Technology at Vodafone UK. She was earlier the Director of IT at Bharti Airtel Ltd. and a member of the Airtel management board. Her previous assignments have been CIO mobile services, Airtel; head of Airtel’s IT operations; governance across all lines of […]

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Vipul Arora

Senior Associate – Investment

Vipul has more than 8 years of experience in Start-ups, Due Diligence, Financial Analysis, Equity Research, Valuation, Corporate Finance & Investment Banking. Currently serving as Senior Investment Associate at YourNest since 2012. He has previously worked in Aadhar Securities and Ernst & Young as Analyst. Vipul holds an MBA in Finance & Investment Banking from […]

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Sanjay Kumar Jha

Executive Secretary

Sanjay has over 2 decades of experience in Designing, Publishing & IT. Currently working in YourNest as Executive Secretary since Dec’2011 where he takes care of IT, HR & Admin. Before joining YourNest, Sanjay has worked for HFCL Group, IGNOU, S.Chand, MBD & BPB Publications. He also has an entrepreneurial experience of 4-5 years. Sanjay […]

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Bhavesh Gulia

Research Analyst

Experienced Analyst with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Skilled in Research, Valuations and Financial Analysis, Financial modeling and Microsoft Excel plus VBA Macros. Strong Business Analytics professional graduated from Delhi College of Engineering (DCE). Previously worked with S&P Global and BNY Mellon. Currently pursuing CFA, level 3 candidate.

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