An eight-hour drive from New Delhi, where Girish Shivani lives with his wife, daughter and son stands a hillock. At some stage in the not-too-distant future, he hopes to complete constructing the house that is designed to be his summer getaway.
However, his obsession with analysing every deal that comes his way (and there were as many as 3,447 startups that he personally assessed in 2020) is delaying this project. It is perhaps the only thing in his life that is behind schedule: not a day goes by without Girish clearing his inbox of every single mail. No proposal is agreed to or amended or turned down without his eagle eye running through every last detail.
That’s not all he does: at YourNest Venture Capital, Girish is responsible for developing the investment strategy, spotting emerging trends, identifying investment opportunities, monitoring and reviewing progress at portfolio companies and handholding them for building robust processes leading to their success.
Girish also straddles cross-functional domains including Financial Markets, Operations of PE/VC funds, Legal Frameworks, Deal Syndication and General Management. He has been involved in multiple initiatives across Telecom and Media verticals involving new product design, conceptualization, development and launch of VAS and content services. 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, and is an alumnus of St. Stephens’ College, New Delhi, in Computer Science and MBA from IMT Ghaziabad. A passionate golfer, his other hobbies include cooking, astronomy and photography.