• Team

    The Team has a blend of experience in the IT, Consumer Internet, Hardware and Business Services areas. This extensive operating and investing experience has led to them building invaluable industry networks that portfolio companies can benefit from. This is especially useful to young companies looking to build out their teams, networks into strategic partners or raise future rounds of capital. Meet the team below...

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    Arihant Patni  

    Arihant is the Managing Director of Patni Financial Advisors (PFA), which is an advisory company he founded in 2004. Under his leadership, the firm is in charge of managing deployment of over $500 million USD of assets across listed securities, debt instruments, real estate and other alternate assets in India, UK and the US. Arihant actively manages the portfolio along with a team of professionals reporting to him and is singularly accountable for generating returns. Additionally, after the sale of Patni Computers in 2011, Arihant has been an active venture capitalist and directly engaged in three sector focused VC funds.

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    Amit Patni
    Co-founder & Chairman

    Amit is Co-founder & Chairman at Nirvana Venture Advisors and is a promoter shareholder of Patni Computers. Patni Computers Ltd. was a pioneer in Indian ITES. The promoter family stake in Patni Computers was divested in May 2011 in a sale to iGate Corporation at value of $1.5 billion. Amit has 22 years’ experience in technology, software and projects. He has extensive experience in the computer hardware and components market in India and overseas. In his various roles, Amit has independently ensured implementation of Greenfield projects and launched new business operations.

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    Rajan Mehra
    Co-founder & Managing Director

    Rajan is a Co-founder and Managing Director at Nirvana Venture Advisors. An MBA from the Darden Business School, USA, Rajan is an internet industry veteran, with 17 years of experience in consumer internet and business services. Before co-founding Nirvana, he was a venture partner at Clearstone Venture Advisors, the India Advisory of Clearstone Venture Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm based in Santa Monica, Ca. Prior to joining Clearstone, Rajan was Country Head for eBay in India and a member of the Asia Pacific Leadership Team of eBay, a role in which he ensured continued leadership for eBay India as the #1 e-commerce company in India.

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    Ritu Dhariwal
    Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary

    Ritu is the Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary of Nirvana Venture Advisors. Ritu is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary. Ritu has over 14 years of experience in Fund Raising, M&A, Structured Products, Accounting & Tax, Governance, Syndicated debts worth $250m and managing Investor Relations as CFO of Patni Energy Pvt. Ltd. Ritu was a core team member for financing and restructuring $650 million of debt of Essar Oil Ltd. She is an MBA from the Indian Institute of Modern Management, Pune, a Fellow Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Associate Company Secretary, The Institute of Company Secretaries of India, New Delhi, India

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    Ankur Dubey
    Vice President

    Ankur is a Vice President at Nirvana Venture Advisors. Prior to Nirvana, he was a part of the venture investment team at Mitsui Global Investments and Manipal CDC Ventures. He has deep investing and operating experience across consumer, technology and healthcare sectors. He is an MBA from IIM, Raipur and B.Tech. in Computer Science from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra. His past work experience includes an Investment Banking stint at HSBC and a Java developer role at Oracle.

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    Kazuyuki Hama  

    Kazuyuki is currently a manager of overseas business department in SBI Holdings, Inc. (8473.T) in Japan.
    He is the representative of SBI Holdings on the Board of Nirvana Venture Advisors Pvt. Ltd. Kazuyuki handles global strategic / financial deals and also monitors the group’s portfolios mainly in Asia and Russia. Prior to joining SBI Holdings, Inc., he was with SBI SECURITIES Co., Ltd., where he worked on alliance projects and business development in wholesale and retail areas. Kazuyuki has over 10 years of corporate planning and M&A experiences with securities companies and advisory firms. Over this period, he had been engaged in M&A and restructuring deals mainly in financial institution group industry.