Stage: Growth Equity, Venture
Focus: Financials, Internet & Consumer
Location: India, Mumbai
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 sectors such as Internet/Technology, FinTech, Financials Services, and Consumer.
Niren has been with NVP India for over 14 years and advised Norwest’s investments in Amagi, Cholamandalam Finance, Ess Kay Finance, Five Star Finance, Pepperfry.com, IndusInd Bank, ING Vysya Bank, Kotak Bank, Jain Irrigation, OfBusiness.com, Quikr.com, RBL Bank, Shriram City, and Swiggy.com, Veritas Finance, and XpressBees
Prior to joining NVP 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 ECommerce 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.