ABOUT US

Built for founders, by founders

Who we are

We are bankers with an operator mindset focused on helping startups raise early-stage institutional capital. We understand our clients and their businesses deeply and provide strategic advice to help sharpen their proposition for investors

Our experience as professionals, consultants and entrepreneurs across a range of sectors enables us to engage with insight & empathy and keeps our single-minded focus on the founders' interests in every assignment

Our Team

Our execution is helmed by an able leadership team with around 5 decades of investment banking and entrepreneurship experience between them.

Vijay Iyer
Managing Director
Saketh Sistla
Associate Vice President
Ratula Bandopadhyay
Associate
Yogesh Porwal
Senior Analyst

What makes us Unique

We evaluate over 150 variables that score founders, investors, industry, business models, technologies & competition and identify a path to fund raising for the startup.

We only take on clients we would ourselves invest in – in all successful fund raises, we commit ourselves to investing a large portion of our fee into the company.

We prioritize time-to-market and closure. All our processes have been built to achieve these metrics and provide full visibility to the founding team on the status of the fundraise.

How we help founders

We love thinking in frameworks and systems. Our approach to assisting our clients make the best decision is called the “3C Framework”

Consult
We work closely with the founding team to craft the positioning and brand story to take to market.

Connect
We bank on our deep market intelligence to drive investor conversations and establish channels of communication through our fund, family office and HNI networks

Closure
Our objective is to close the transaction in a timely manner with least disruption to business activities and at the most optimal terms