Vikram Gupta, Founder & Managing Partner, IvyCap Ventures Advisors Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Vikram Gupta is the Founder & Managing Partner of IvyCap Ventures Advisors Private Limited has around INR 1200 Cr. (USD 170 mn approx..) worth of assets under management across two Funds that have been raised almost entirely in India.
On today’s episode of The Brand Called You, we are joined by an IIT Delhi graduate and a successful Entrepreneur, Mr. Vikram Gupta. An MBA holder, Mr. Gupta has years of experience in the funding business. He is the founder of India’s first Healthcare Lifesciences private equity at the Piramal Group of Industries. A very senior official in his area of expertise, Mr.Gupta believes that the funding business is largely about the relationships one creates. Having started investing in funds in a financially courageous time, Mr. Gupta has set an example which is one of a kind. He believes that entrepreneurs often create problems to suit their solutions and which is considered as a mistake from a wider point of view. Mr. Gupta has also considered mentorship which is seldom seen in the field of private equity. He strongly suggests careful and substantial planning in the business field. Mr.Gupta is not only a highly self motivated planner but also a bold risk taker!
Mr. Vikram Gupta is the Founder & Managing Partner of IvyCap Ventures Advisors Private Limited has around INR 1200 Cr. (USD 170 mn approx..) worth of assets under management across two Funds that have been raised almost entirely in India. Started in 2011, IvyCap has now become the largest home- grown Venture Capital Fund in India. IvyCap has also launched its first Venture Debt Fund of about INR 500 Cr (USD 70 mn approx.) and an Angel Fund of around INR 60 Cr. (USD 8 mn approx.). IvyCap has made substantial investments in the Indian Start-up ecosystem and has a sector agnostic investment approach. The portfolio includes Biryani By Kilo, Lendbox, Leixir, RML AgTech, Vinculum, OnlineSales.ai, FTCash, FieldEZ, Clovia, eShakti, Bluestone, Purplle & GrabOnRent and has made successful exits from some of its portfolio companies.
IvyCap Ventures is anchored by the IIT Alumni Trust, a Trust represented by the network of the IIT’s through its Dean / Faculty / Former Directors. The Trust also connects the fund with the entire eco-system of the 400,000 IIT and IIM Alumni around the world. Mr. Gupta was responsible for conceptualising and setting up India’s first Endowment Fund at IIT Delhi that was launched by the President of India in October 2019. Mr. Gupta has over 20 years of experience in Venture Capital, Business Consulting, M&A, Strategy and Technology across multiple sectors. Majority of his experience has been in the operating, consulting and investing areas across Consumer, Healthcare and Tech industries. Mr. Gupta is known for setting up India’s First Healthcare and Life Sciences Venture Capital Fund (USD 100 mn in size) where Ajay Piramal was the sponsor.