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Abhay Pandey

General Partner

Abhay is a General Partner at A91 Partners. Prior to A91, Abhay was a General Partner at Sequoia Capital for 11 years where he was involved with multiple investments across consumer and healthcare businesses. Before joining Sequoia, Abhay spent many years at McKinsey & Co as a management consultant and Merrill Lynch as an investment banker.

Abhay is passionate about working with founders who are building challenger brands for the new India.  Both at work and outside, he loves spending time on conversations over a cup of coffee or masala chai.  

Abhay is involved with a number of causes supporting education – He is the trustee of BECT, a trust supporting underprivileged kids access quality education.  He is a founder of Ashoka University and is also involved with efforts to upgrade the Economics/Humanities program at IIT Bombay.

Education – IIT Bombay, IIM Kolkata Past Boards/ Investments – Vini Cosmetics, Indigo Paints, PI Industries, B9 Beverages, Awfis, Koye Pharma, Curatio Healthcare, ASG Eyecare, Stovekraft, Faces Cosmetics Present Investments/Boards – Sugar Cosmetics, Atomberg Technologies

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VT Bharadwaj

General Partner

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Gautam Mago

General Partner

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Ruchi Khajanchi

CFO

Ruchi is the CFO at A91 Partners. Previously Ruchi worked at  Epiq Capital where she lead the internal operations, finance, compliance, investor relationship and portfolio management. Prior to joining Epiq Capital, Ruchi worked a boutique advisory firm N.A. Shah Associates, where she was part of the transaction advisory team. Ruchi was involved in various inbound and outbound transaction across various sectors including real estate, pharma, financial services. Ruchi started her career at Hindustan Unilever Limited as Business Leadership Trainee.  

Ruchi is excited to see how the new age financial services company are addressing the needs of the underserved market segments and contributing to the financial inclusion. Ruchi loves spending time with her son and answering his endless question, as she truly believes in what Albert Einstein said “ The important thing is not to stop questioning . Curiosity has its own reason for existing”.  

Ruchi Is a rank holder Chartered Accountant, CFA Level 2 Candidate and commerce graduate from University of Calcutta.

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Kaushik Anand

Partner

Kaushik is a Partner at A91 Partners. Prior to A91, he was the head of the India office for CapitalG (formerly Google Capital). He started his investing career at Sequoia Capital and worked with McKinsey & Company before that. Kaushik plays tennis over the weekends and is a fan of the Chennai Super Kings and Quentin Tarantino's films.

Education: IIT Madras (B.Tech), Harvard Business School (MBA) Select past investments: Freshworks, Cardekho

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Prasun Agarwal

Partner

Prasun is a Partner at A91 Partners. Prior to this, he was part of the investment team at Sequoia Capital where he spent his time working on consumer brands and technology companies. Before Sequoia, Prasun was at Bain & Co.

Prasun is excited to work with founders who are building fast-growing consumer and healthcare businesses in India. Outside of work, he enjoys a game of squash and likes to experiment with food. 

Education: IIT Bombay, Harvard Business School

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Krunali Shah

Associate

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Romita Mazumdar

Investment Analyst

Romita is an Analyst at A91 Partners. Prior to this, she was an investment banker at Bank of America Merrill Lynch where she had spent her time on consumer and technology both at San Francisco and India. 

Romita is excited to work with founders passionate about building brands and new-age products for the growing India. She enjoys at length conversations on food, products, travel (and almost anything!). 

Romita is a Business Economics undergraduate from the University of California Los Angeles. During college, she has led a value investing club and has founded a social enterprise for rural woma\en development in India.

Education – University of California Los Angeles

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Ishwar Prasad

Investment Analyst

Ishwar is an Investment Analyst at A91 Partners. Ishwar was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company where he has worked with businesses across a variety of industries both in India and the US. He also had a brief stint at SeaLink Capital, a mid-market PE fund Having grown up in a family with an entrepreneurial background, Ishwar has witnessed, first-hand, the personal and professional challenges that founders endure and he is inspired to work alongside Indian entrepreneurs and become a meaningful partner in their journeys.

Ishwar has looked at companies across sectors with a relatively higher focus on technology companies Outside work, Ishwar is deeply passionate about music, particularly Indian classical. He also used to be a national-level tennis player during his childhood

  Education: BTech in Mechanical Engineering, IIT Delhi

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Sai Akshaya

Investment Analyst

Sai Akshaya joined A91 Partners in 2019, as an Analyst.  Coming from a management consulting background, she has worked in various sectors including Consumer, TMT and Clean Energy in both India and US offices.

Sai is excited about the opportunities in EdTech and is looking forward to meeting bold founders disrupting the space. When not at work, she can be found enjoying a book sipping on a hot cup of coffee.

Education – IIT Madras

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Kriti Arora

Investment Analyst

Kriti is an analyst at the firm. She believes that entrepreneurs are the real drivers for change and looks forward to walking the path with the founders to realise their dreams.

Before A91, she was a consultant at McKinsey & Company where she worked across sectors ranging from banking to aviation. Outside of work she enjoys swimming and reading.

Education: Lady Shri Ram

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Rysha Mutreja

Executive Assistant

Rysha Mutreja is an executive assistant at A91 partners from 2018.

She brings to the table a gamut of client servicing and people skills from her past experience as a Senior Cabin Attendant at Indigo Airlines  Rysha is always high spirited when it comes to planning and organising events at A91 partners .Apart from her work she’s an idol of all things quirky and aesthetic.

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Bhoomika Pabari

Executive Assistant

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Melissa Ian Xavier

Executive Assistant

I am Melissa Ian Xavier an Executive Assistant at A91 Partners. Having been in the Aviation Industry as a Senior Cabin Crew with Jetairways for the last 12 years. Loyalty & Dedication are my two best friends at my workplace. In my Me Time I like to watch my favourite Comedy Series or Cartoons from the 90's.

Core Beliefs

Make commitments, not bets Active ownership Bring the firm to every investment,
not just an individual partner Speed matters, but velocity matters more Founders come in all forms,
there is no 'ideal' type Stewardship of capital creates a difference

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Environmental & Social Policy

A91 Partners LLP is fully committed to ensure adherence by all our portfolio companies to the ESG standards defined by IFC.

For any questions or concerns pertaining to the Fund’s Environmental & Social Policy and/or of the portfolio investments financed by the fund, please reach out to us at: a91.esg@a91partners.com or you can write to us at our office address mentioned below.

We will respond to any such queries within 30 business days from the receipt of the communication.

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