Nikhil focuses on early stage and growth equity investments across a wide range of sectors at NVP India, with an emphasis on the Fintech, Insuretech, Wealthtech, B2B, Financial services and Consumer sector.
Prior to joining NVP India, Nikhil was an AVP in the Investment Banking division at Spark Capital Advisors, India. He focused on advising clients across the financial services domain and closed multiple transactions in affordable housing, SME finance, vehicle finance, stock exchange, debt marketplace and microfinance. Prior to Spark Capital, Nikhil also held positions with HSBC India and Deloitte.
Nikhil is a Chartered Accountant and Level 3 CFA candidate. He is an active beach runner and a badminton player.
Ankit focuses on early-stage and growth equity investments in Indian companies across a wide range of sectors.
Prior to joining NVP India, Ankit worked as an Investment Banking Associate with Société Générale, London, where he advised European financial institutions on M&A and capital raise transactions.
Before his MBA, he worked as an Investment Analyst with International Finance Corporation (IFC) focusing on private equity and private credit transactions within the financial services sector in South Asia. In this role, he evaluated investment opportunities, conducted due diligence, and closely monitored portfolio companies. Ankit has also previously held positions with Credit Suisse (M&A), Mumbai, and CDC Group Plc (Emerging Markets Private Equity), London.
Ankit obtained an MBA from London Business School and a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur.
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.