Niren is a Managing Director and the Head of Norwest India. Niren brings to Norwest India more than 20 years of investing, entrepreneurial, finance, operational, and investment banking experience. Niren serves as an advisor on India-based venture and growth equity investments across Technology, FinTech, Internet, and Consumer Sectors.
Niren has been with Norwest India for over 14 years and advised Norwest’s investments in Amagi Media Labs, CityMall, Cholamandalam Finance, Fibe, Finova Capital, Five Star Finance, IndusInd Bank, ING Vysya Bank, Jain Irrigation, Kotak Bank, Mensa Brands, Mintifi, OfBusiness.com, Oxyzo, RBL Bank, Shriram City, SK Finance, Swiggy.com, Ummeed Housing, Vastu Housing, Veritas Finance, Xpedeon, and XpressBees Logistics.
Prior to joining Norwest India, Niren was the Senior Director of Strategy and Ventures at eBay.com, Inc. in Silicon Valley. He was also part of the eBay Ventures leadership team. Prior to eBay, Niren was part of the Founding Management Team of Baazee.com, India’s largest e-commerce marketplace at the time, which was acquired by eBay in 2004.
Previously, Niren has been an investment banker with KPMG Corporate Finance in the Technology and Financial Services spaces and before that, a Registered Equity Trader on the Bombay Stock Exchange.
Niren is a rank holder Chartered Accountant and a Gold medallist Masters in Commerce from the University of Mumbai.