The small essential parts
that make the big picture
Ankit is a 2nd Gen Entrepreneur who took his family business Manjushree Technopack to a leadership position in the plastic packaging industry across the South Asia region.
With a penchant for institutional marketing and a credit of designing the Key Account Management program, Ankit has been instrumental in the 5x growth of revenues and EBIDTA at Manjushree, where he devoted 15 strong years.
He was also instrumental in raising private equity capital from Kedaara Capital and helped in the acquisition of two rival
companies, before divesting controlling stake to Advent International in 2018. Post this, he founded Caremont – a healthcare startup that distributes tech-enabled medical devices and consumables.
He is a passionate angel investor and Capital-A is the formalization of this very passion, into something bigger and meaningful.
Money Man, Basant Kumar Mohata is a Chartered Accountant,
Company Secretary, CIFRS and ex-CFO at Manjushree Technopack Ltd.
Over 20 long years, Basant has been spawning his skills and
expertise in M&A, Private Equity Investment – from entry to exit, Integration, Definitive Agreements Negotiations, Large Size Debt Syndication, Portfolio Investment Management, Taxation and Audit.
If he did anything more, we’d have a superhuman at Capital A.
He’s here to lend us his keen eye for meaningful investments.
Investment Team Head
Heena Kedia is a Chartered Accountant (an All India Rank holder) by profession and a part-time artist by passion. Prior to joining Capital-A, Heena was part of the Financial Advisory team at Deloitte for 3 years working on transactions in the Financial Services sector by performing buy-side and sell-side diligence on banks and NBFCs and at EY for 4 years as a Management Consultant primarily in the Technology and Media space.
She believes in inculcating a culture of innovation and disruption and is on the lookout for businesses that integrate tech while making people’s lives easier. While being Rajasthani by origin, she is a Chennaite by heart and enjoys cooking and savoring different cuisines (Alert: Veg only!), spending time on beaches, listening to music, and creating artworks by sketching using ball-point pens.
Investment & Strategy
The Gen Z of our fund, Snehitha is an aspiring investment professional with two years of investment research and deal execution exposure with Private Equity, Hedge Funds, and I-Bank teams worldwide. Before joining Capital-A, she worked as Senior Analyst with TresVista where she assisted both buy-side and sell-side deal teams across deal lifecycle.
She believes interacting and working with startups offers continuous learning curve. A Proud Hyderabadi and alum of Christ University, Bangalore, in her free time you can find her either on a long walk with a carefully curated playlist on her Spotify or exploring restaurants and trying out new cuisines.
Advisory Board Members
Vivek is the Founder of Above N Beyond, an execution focused organization consulting firm. Over the last 24 years, Vivek has worked across three different industries – Maritime, Technology Services and Consulting. With extensive international experience in working with global teams and clients across industries, Vivek is passionate about enabling organizations to drive business outcomes through a balance between structure, systems and people practices.
A sailor at heart, he has travelled the globe extensively and enjoys open conversations with the belief that any problem can be solved through a 'ConversationCulture’ as long as it's a safe space. Further, he is an integral part of 'Dads for Daughters’, a community service which educates boys on equality and respect for all. An avid yoga practitioner, he keeps fit by playing badminton and tennis.
At Capital-A, we will leverage Vivek’s core strength to weave together the needs of multiple stakeholders and will champion the EQ Capital for the fund !
One of the very early believers in India's start up growth story, PG Ponnapa has been active as a Deep Mentor and angel investor for over a decade. An alum of IIM Calcutta, he learnt his corporate ropes at Asian Paints where he launched two iconic brands Royale and Apex. After 15 years in Consumer Marketing he moved into technology and had his first CEO role at n-Logue Communications which was incubated out of IIT Madras and set up single PC cyber cafes in 2000 villages in 7 states in the pre- Mobile phone era. He also ran America OnLine's (AOL) India business as Managing Director and was the CEO for mPortal's APAC business before quitting the corporate world in 2012. As a marquee angel investor, his portfolio includes Perfios, Upwardly, One Eight Technologies , Tarnea, RoaDo, Skoolbeep, Edisn, Intentico and Byneri.
He wears his “Coorgi” personality on his sleeve – whether it’s the coffee or his baritone voice ! At Capital-A, he brings in several years of investment experience along with a deep belief that technology is a game changer but has to be simplified for users.