Investment Managers

Smart investors demonstrate capability to invest in the right idea, early. They are not only supportive, collaborative, 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

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Sunil K Goyal
Managing Director and Fund Manager
Sunil has won recognition for playing pivotal roles in the growing and leading of well-known businesses like Bharti Group & Dabur. Sunil was part of the core team at Airtel and played a transformational role from its start-up days to a USD 50 billion business.

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Sanjay Pande
Director and Fund Manager
Sanjay, co-founder of YourNest, is an experienced executive coach, a leadership trainer in over 100 companies across multiple geographies and cultures, and start-up mentor. He is an innovative behavioural trainer and is amongst the pioneers in experiential learning in India.

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Girish Shivani
Executive Director and Fund Manager
Girish, co-founder of YourNest, is a hands-on 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 his clients.

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Dr. Vivek Mansingh
General Partner
Vivek has over 30 years of global experience and is currently Chairman of Axiscades, India’s 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.

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Ramesh G. Dharmaji (SIDBI nominee)
Ramesh G. Dharmaji, aged 57 years, has a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Physics from Bombay University and M.Com in Banking from Mysore University. He has 33 years of experience in Development Banking, Credit, evolving of structural products for new generation enterprises, profit centre operations, networking with government, multilateral agencies.

Alok Mittal

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Having a broad range of hands-on experience founding, funding and supporting early-stage technology companies, Alok Mittal joined Canaan India in March 2006, leading the company's investments in India.