Abhijit has nearly 20 years of diverse experience in development finance, commercial banking and microfinance. At UC, Abhijit has played a key role in developing and building the firm’s business, particularly in the microfinance sector. Previously, Abhijit was an AGM with the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), where he oversaw SIDBI’s microfinance portfolio in the state of Andhra Pradesh, and also acted as the business development manager for SME projects. Abhijit started his career with the State Bank of India (SBI), where he worked in a variety of business areas in six different locations within India. Abhijit has co-authored articles on microfinance in international journals and is regularly quoted in leading national dailies in India.
Abhijit has a Bachelors degree in economics from Kolkata University and is a Certified Associate of IIBF, Mumbai. He has also attended the School of Applied Microfinance Program in Kenya and the Program on Strategic Leadership for Microfinance at the Harvard Business School.
Abhishek leads the cleantech and B2B Finance practice at Unitus. He has worked across sectors such as financial inclusion, ed-tech, job-tech, renewable energy and water. Working closely with entrepreneurs, Abhishek executes capital raising goals across equity and debt and bring onboard like-minded investors.
Sector coverage & expertise: Financial Services, Renewable Energy (Solar)
Previous work experience: Abhishek has previously spent over 5 years with a financial advisory firm called TresVista
Education: Abhishek holds a BE degree from DJ Sanghvi College of Engineering, Mumbai. He has cleared all three levels of the CFA curriculum.
Other interests: He enjoys travelling, reading (especially science fiction) and gaming
Adarsha is responsible for the accounts and compliance at Unitus.
Previous work experience: 4 years of experience in hardcore Accounting and Finance. Before UC, he worked as Associate Consultant with Ujwal Management Services Pvt. Ltd.
Education: MBA with Finance specialisation from PESITM College, Shivamogga
At Unitus, Aditya is assisting in building the EdTech/Human Capital and Consumer Fintech practice. He works closely with entrepreneurs and the investor community to bridge the capital gap and delivering impact to the broader society.
Sector coverage & expertise: EdTech/Human Capital, Consumer FinTech and Financial Inclusion
Previous work experience: Singapore Angel Network, Faber Capital with buy-side and sell-side experience across Indian, African and Southeast Asian markets
Education: Aditya holds a Bachelors in Commerce from Delhi University and MSc in Finance from ESADE Business School, Spain
Aiman assists in advising companies in transaction execution. He works closely with clients in providing meaningful research, collateral preparation, pitches and documentation logistics
Sector coverage & expertise: HFC, MFI, Insurtech
Previous work experience: Worked with Deutsche Bank’s Corporate Client’s documentation and regulatory due diligence teams, assisting transaction monitoring and Anti-Money laundering processes. Also has a background in real estate advisory in Bangalore.
Education: St. Josephs College of Commerce, CFA candidate
Other interests: Avid football lover on and off the pitch and is a Manchester United supporter. Loves cooking, sketching and taking up complex art projects
Ajay joined Unitus Capital in March 2021 with 5 years of experience in Accounting, and Compliance. Prior to joining Unitus Capital, he worked as Accounts executive with Resolve Biz Services Pvt. Ltd. where he was handling accounting and compliance for a client. Now at UC, he is taking care of Accounts and Compliance for the company. Ajay holds MBA from GITAM University , Bangalore.
Alok leads the e-mobility thesis and tracks the healthcare sector at Unitus. He has worked across sectors such as financial inclusion, agriculture, ed-tech and health-tech. He works closely with entrepreneurs to execute their capital raising goals across equity and debt and bring onboard like-minded investors.
Sector coverage & expertise: E-mobility, healthcare, financial inclusion
Previous experience: Goldman Sachs, EY, Springforth Capital. Over 7 years of investment banking experience across sectors and stages ranging from pre-revenue to mature companies.
Education: CFA Charterholder, Bachelor in Business Management
Other interests: Alok is an auto enthusiast who loves road trips.
Amit joined Unitus in 2015. He is a career investment banker with over 15 years of Investment Banking experience. He oversees business development and end-to-end execution of the transactions, fosters relationships with investors and entrepreneurs.
Sector coverage & expertise: He is responsible for the agriculture sector, financial services – microfinance and MSME Finance, climate space
Previous work experience: Ladderup Corporate Advisory and Syntel India
Education: Amit has done his MBA from ICFAI Business School, Mumbai, and Bachelor of Management Studies from Mumbai University
Other interests: Amit is a fitness enthusiast – he spends most of his weekend mornings running and cycling.
Amit Jhanvar joined Unitus Capital in April 2015, with over 9 years of work experience in investment banking and research background. He has both debt and equity transaction experience and has worked across industries from consumers to industrials, healthcare, renewable energy, agriculture & allied industries, etc.
Sector coverage & expertise: FinTech, Consumer Lending, Housing Finance, Healthcare
Previous work experience: Before joining UC, Amit worked with JR Laddha Financial Services, RRA Advisory, Ladderup Corporate Advisory and D. E. Shaw India.
Education: Amit has a degree in Commerce from Shivaji University and has done his MBA from ICFAI Business School, Mumbai.
Amit has 20+ years of post-qualification experience, which includes 15 years in the broad PE/VC investing and M&A either as an investment banker, diligence advisor, or as an investor, along with experience in audit and accounting. During these years, he has experience working on deals across multiple industries and complex, multiple deals (small to billion-dollar deals). He raised capital for many companies benefiting those at the bottom of the economic pyramid in microfinance, renewable energy, healthcare, and education.
Amit was earlier part of the founding team at TVS Capital funds, where he worked in fundraising and investing. He was also part of the diligence team and specialized in infrastructure deals (healthcare and power sector) at KPMG. Amit has experience from Elevar Equity and the World Bank as well.
Amit is a Chartered Accountant and a graduate in Commerce, and he has cleared the CPA exam from the state of Michigan.
Ann joined Unitus Capital in 2008 and has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. Previously, she served as COO of Global Corporate and Investment Banking at Bank of America Securities, and was an Executive Vice President at NASD (now FINRA) where she launched a strategic initiative to support brokerage firm regulatory compliance. Ann began her career as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley, where she worked for 18 years, rising to Managing Director. From 1994 to 1997, Ann was based in Hong Kong and Beijing where her clients included the People’s Republic of China, as well as leading corporations throughout Asia, non-Japan. Upon her return from Asia, Ann worked on the Morgan Stanley/Dean Witter merger transition team and subsequently joined Morgan Stanley’s Fixed Income Division as Head of Global High Yield Corporate Research.
Ann has an MS degree in Management from the MIT Sloan School and a BA degree from Wellesley College.
Anshul joined Unitus as an Associate in June 2022. Prior to that, he has 4+ years of experience in Investment Banking. He specializes in Debt funding raising from Domestic lenders and closely tracks MFI & Human Capital sectors. He is a Blockchain enthusiast and has done a course on Fintech and Blockchain from IIM Calcutta. He is also an aspiring CA
Anshul is enthusiastic about travelling and is learning paragliding and skiing.
At Unitus, Apurva assists in transaction execution and relationship-building with companies in the impact sectors. Apurva joined Unitus Capital as an Analyst with 4 years of experience. Her association with Unitus Capital began as part of her fellowship at IDEX Global Fellows Program, an initiative by Gray Matters Capital.
Sector coverage & expertise: EdTech/Human Capital, E-Mobility
Previous experience: She previously worked with CRISIL, a credit rating agency, where she assessed US-based companies’ credit risk.
Education: Apurva holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Delhi and has cleared Level II of the CFA program.
Arsalaan joined Unitus Capital as an Analyst in January 2022. Prior to this, he worked 4+ years at TresVista Financial Services (Mumbai) where he was assisting the deal team of a global private equity in their investment evaluations. Prior to this, he has also interned at Zone Startups India Fund (Mumbai).
Arsalaan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce with majors in Financial Accounting & Auditing and has cleared CFA Level 1.
Bishaka joined Unitus Capital in February 2022 with 3+ years of post-qualification experience in valuations and M&A advisory. She was previously part of the business valuation practice at EY, India where she worked on valuation of businesses and intangible assets of companies across sectors. Before EY, she worked with the M&A practice of Desai Haribhakti & Co.
Bishaka is a Chartered Accountant (Lady Topper in Eastern India) and a finance graduate from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata. She has also cleared 5 papers of Actuaries from the Institute of Actuaries of India.
Dhruv joined the team at Unitus Capital in September 2022. Prior to this he worked with Deloitte Consulting in New York as a part of their NexGen Life Sciences Consulting team, supporting boutique pharma manufactures develop supply chains and commercialize their clinical processes.
Dhruv holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and Mathematics from University of Central Florida and a Masters in Quantitative Management, Finance from Duke Fuqua School of Business.
Eric has 25+ years of investment banking experience. He moved to India in 2007 to help set up Unitus Capital (UC), an impact-focused investment bank and has led the company in raising almost US$3 billion for various impact businesses. He has had the privilege of working with many innovative companies that operate in financial inclusion, affordable healthcare, renewable energy, affordable education, women empowerment, and agriculture. Under his leadership, UC has been ranked the #1 Indian investment bank by Venture Intelligence for the past six years.
Previously, Eric ran Citigroup’s Asian investment banking franchise in the power and infrastructure sectors and helped secure and execute multiple landmark equity, debt and M&A transactions, totalling many billions of dollars. Eric was based in NYC and Hong Kong for 14 years with Citigroup/Salomon Brothers. He also headed Salomon’s utilities sector equity research and was selected to Institutional Investors’ All-Asia research team.
Eric is a graduate (cum laude) of Duke University and Harvard’s Kennedy School, where he received the Lucius N. Littauer Fellow Award, the program’s top honor. Eric serves on the boards of several leading companies, funds and educational institutions. In 2014, Eric was named Indian Expat Entrepreneur of the Year by Expat Entrepreneurs Circle. In 2016, he was awarded the Indira Gandhi Sadbhawana Award for his contributions to the impact investing sector. He is a highly sought after speaker, particularly in the impact investing world. Eric is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Aspen Institute’s Finance Leaders Fellowship Program.
Other interests: Eric is an avid reader, aspiring surfer, Aspen Institute Fellow; he is offensively health-conscious and tries to be a fun father to his and Phyllis’ four children
Harshika Srivastava is a seasoned HR professional, she comes with 10 years of experience in HR. She brings holistic experience of HR including Talent Acquisition, Learning & Development, Employee Engagement, Talent Management, and Performance Management. Her last stint was with Western Capital which was a NBFC, she played a crucial role in establishing & implementing the HR policies being a part of the initial set-up. She has also worked with Credit Sudhaar and Titan Company Ltd where she has got a multi facet exposure of HR function.
She holds a degree of Masters in Human Resources & Industrial Relations from University of Lucknow.
Harshit joined as an Analyst for the Equity team at Unitus in Jan’22. Prior to this, he worked as a Credit Analyst at Axis Bank Ltd. assessing creditworthiness for fund & non-fund-based limits for corporates covering various industries like Auto, Infrastructure, Pharmaceuticals, Plastic.
Harshit is a qualified Chartered Accountant, Company Secretary (AIR-15), has completed graduation in finance and accountancy, and is currently pursuing CFA Level III.
Harshit also loves playing cricket.
Heena joined Unitus in 2022 and is a part of UC’s Equity Fund assisting in fund raising and pipeline building. Prior to joining Unitus, Heena was part of Capital-A, an early-stage proprietary capital fund where she helped set-up operations and invested in various startups. Before Capital-A, Heena was part of Deloitte and worked with their M&A Transaction Services practice and in Ernst & Youngwhere she worked with their Risk practice.
Heena is a Chartered Accountant (AIR 37) by qualification and loves to spend her spare time insketching using ball point pens and solving Su-do-ku.
Ishita joined Unitus Capital in January 2022. She has 2+ years of experience in investment banking. Before joining Unitus Capital, she was working with a boutique investment bank focusing on real estate and MSME businesses. At Unitus, she is a part of the debt team and plays a key role in executing debt mandates.
She is a CA.
At Unitus, Jagrati is responsible for advising and assisting companies in transaction execution and tracking sectors to identify businesses that match investor risk/return profile and impact goals.
Sector coverage & expertise: Healthcare, agriculture, financial services
Previous work experience: Worked with State Street Corporation with their alternative investments team; analysing fund positions of managed accounts
Education : B. Com. (specialising in Finance) from Christ University with first-class honours
Other interests: Jagrati is an avid reader, and a PADI certified scuba diver
Kylie has worked at the intersection of mainstream capital markets, impact investment and philanthropy since 2004 when she joined the team at Unitus Labs to lead their capital markets initiative. During her time at Unitus Labs, Kylie facilitated the delivery of growth capital for microfinance institutions across seven emerging countries and was instrumental in the launch of the Unitus Equity Fund, the first commercially focused microfinance equity investment fund. In 2008, Kylie co-founded Unitus Capital on the basis of this work and a commitment to mobilising capital to enable the success of businesses providing innovative market based solutions to environmental and social challenges.
In her home country of Australia, Kylie has been a key contributor to the development and growth of its impact investment sector. Her work in Australia includes authoring submissions and participating in round tables for commissioned studies of the Australian Government in regard to the development of the market for impact investment; consulting to and serving as an ex-officio committee member for the Australian Government in regard to Social Enterprise Development and Investment Fund (SEDIF); and co-authoring the feasibility assessment study and surveying investor appetite for the NSW Social Benefit Bonds (also referred to as social impact bonds) issued in 2013, which were the first in Australia and among the first in the world. Kylie is the Chief Investment Officer for Australian Impact Investments, a Venture Partner to the Giant Leap Fund – the first venture capital fund in Australia dedicated to impact businesses and an investment committee member of the Indigenous Real Estate Investment Trust. She also lectures on impact investment for the University of New South Wales and University of Western Australia.
Prior to transitioning her career to impact investment, Kylie was Vice President in the Project and Structured Finance Group of Citigroup, with more than 10 years experience in commercial and investment banking in New York and Sydney.
Kylie graduated in Commerce (Banking and Finance) at University of Canberra and has an MBA from the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford in England.
Prior joining Unitus in 2022, Mohammed worked in the Research & Investment division of a financial services firm, primarily working with PE funds focusing on real estate & infrastructure. He is currently pursuing the CFA & FRM and has completed his BBA from CMS B-School, Bangalore
Mona joined the Unitus family in August 2020; she comes with 25 years of banking and impact investing experience. She raised and managed an $89 Mn growth equity fund at Caspian and was on the Investment and Credit Committees across various funds aggregating ~$200 Mn. As Caspian’s board nominee, she played an active role in managing the portfolio to meet the commercial and impact objectives of the fund. The funds secured several profitable exits that included secondary sales, trade sales and IPOs. She started her career at Citibank, where she led the bank’s foray into Inclusive Finance.
Mona holds an MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur, a B.A. (Hons.) in Mathematics from Delhi University and completed a Private Equity program at Said Business School, Oxford University.
Nikesh joined Unitus in 2022 and has 11+ years of Investment Banking (Private Equity/M&A) and Merchant Banking experience. He has worked across multiple sectors – Financial Services, Healthcare, Agriculture, Consumer during these years
Prior to Unitus, he has worked with Intellecap Advisory (an Aavishkaar Group Company) and CapitalSquare wherein he assisted small to mid-corporates to raise equity rounds from institutional investors (Private Equity, Venture Capitalists, Impact Funds, DFIs, Sovereign Funds). Prior to this, he has worked with Intensive Fiscal Services (Merchant Bank) wherein he managed Open Offers, Valuations, Due Diligence and Private Equity Assignments
Nikesh has done his MBA from NL Dalmia Institute and Bachelors of Management and Studies from Jai Hind College, Mumbai
At Unitus, Nimisha assists in advising companies in transaction execution. She works closely with clients in providing meaningful research, collateral preparation, pitches and documentation logistics.
Sector coverage & expertise: Vehicle Finance, Renewable and Other Tech
Previous work experience: Worked with Edelweiss Wealth Management for a project specific to behavioural finance and participant in the maiden “Young Women Investment Program” by the CFA Institute
Education: MBA (finance) from NMIMS Bangalore and an Economic Hons graduate from Delhi University
Other interests: Trained Kathak and Jazz dancer, immense interest in photography
Patricia has been associated with Unitus Capital for the past 10 years. She manages the day-to-day functioning of the office, organizing training, handling travel accommodations, updating admin and HR policies, managing stationary procurement, and so on. Prior to joining Unitus Capital, she was associated with AMD Far East Ltd as an admin manager, providing administrative support, raising purchase orders, and processing invoices.
Patricia has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Carmel, Bengaluru, and an MBA degree from St. Joseph’s College, Bengaluru.
Richa has over 15 years of experience in investment banking and advisory services across Unitus Capital, Deloitte and Ernst & Young. Prior to Unitus Capital, she was part of the business valuation practice at Deloitte in the US where she worked on valuations of businesses and intangible assets. Before Deloitte, Richa worked with the Corporate Finance practice of E&Y in India.
Richa holds an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh with a specialization in Finance and Operations and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Bangalore University.
Rima has 11+ years of experience with Bank of Baroda in Corporate credit, Transaction Banking, Resource mobilization in India and the Middle East. There, she specialized in Real Estate, Manufacturing entities, Structuring deals. She carries deep sectoral knowledge on various banking operations and potent network across geographies and functions.
At Unitus, Rima is responsible for tracking financial services and structured product advisory
She is a certified associate of IIB&F- CAIIB; Post Graduate Diploma in Finance; Bachelor of Commerce,
Sanchit joined the Equity team at Unitus in early 2022. Prior to joining UC, Sanchit worked as an Audit Senior in Ernst and Young focusing on Statutory and Tax Audits in Industry, Infrastructure and Consumer sectors.
Sanchit is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has cleared CFA Level 2. He is a B.Com (Hons.) graduate from Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi.
Sanchit is an avid jogger, has rafted dangerous Rishikesh rapids and is a Chess Enthusiast
Sandeep is the Company Secretary and Accounts Manager at Unitus
Previous work experience: Before Joining Unitus, he worked with Oriplast Ltd., a PVC manufacturing company in Kolkata, as an Assistant Company Secretary. He has also worked with Super Smelters Ltd., a TMT Bar making Company.
Education: Sandeep holds a Bachelor’s degree in commerce from Calcutta University. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and has also passed Chartered Accountants Intermediate Programme.
Shainky has 7+ years of experience in investment banking and advisory services across sectors. Working closely with entrepreneurs, he executes capital raising goals across sectors and brings onboard like-minded investors.
Sector coverage & expertise: Agritech, financial inclusion
Previous work experience: Deloitte Corporate Finance, HSBC Investment Banking
Education: MBA from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) Delhi and B.Tech from Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT) Jaipur.
Simmi has 23+ years of experience in financial services with extensive expertise in supporting access to capital for sustainable startups and social enterprises
She is recognized as a thought leader for impact investing and climate finance in India. She is also a frequent speaker on inclusive finance and an advisor and mentor to several sustainability programs, accelerators and startups.
Simmi has won multiple accolades for contribution to inclusive finance including ‘Fintech Entrepreneur of the Year’ and a mention on AIMWI’s ‘Top 100 Women in Finance’.
She has worked in various capacities with Greenfunder, Climate Finance Initiative, Grameen Impact India, Intellegrow, Morgan Stanley and ICRA.
Her education credentials include: London Business School – Masters in Leadership and Strategy and Chartered Accountant [CA]
Simran joined Unitus Capital in August 2021 with 3+ years of experience. Prior to joining UC, she worked in Valuation and Financial/Tax Due Diligence across Grant Thornton and Consulere Services LLP. At UC, she is a part of the equity team and is responsible for transaction execution and business initiatives. She has worked on fund-raising activites across sectors such as Electric Mobility, Renewable energy, Fintech and Rural Kirana.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Bangalore University and is a CFA level 3 candidate.
Simran is a trained singer and has performed across Bangalore.
At Unitus, Spoorthy assists in building the Healthcare and Finacial Inclusion practice by closely working with entrepreneurs and investors in delivering capital to the most impactful causes. Spoorthy is also instrumental in UC’s Equity Fund set up as an early team member assisting the partners in fundraising and pipeline building.
Sector coverage & expertise: Healthcare, Financial Inclusion, Equity Fund
Previous work experience: Trading Analyst at Credit Suisse in Mumbai and London
Education: Spoorthy holds a Bachelors in Technology from IIT Kharagpur
Sravani assists in building the Agritech and Vehicle Finance practice at Unitus Capital. She has worked across sectors including financial inclusion, agritech, fintech, MSME finance and jobtech. She works closely with entrepreneurs and investors to bring meaningful capital to impactful companies.
Sector coverage & expertise: Agritech and Vehicle Finance
Previous experiences: She has 5+ years of experience in investment banking. Worked at Rabobank – M&A team, working closely with companies in the food & agriculture space.
Education: MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad. MS in Biology from IISER, Pune.
Joined Unitus Capital in July 2019, 4+years of experience in IT. Prior to Unitus, he has worked as an IT Executive with LDS Infotech, where he was handling IT & Networking support forvarious clients.
Education: Diploma in E&C From ABPT, Tumkur
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At Unitus, Sushant handles equity fundraises and M&A for impactful companies.
Sector coverage & expertise: He has 9+ years of experience in the investment advisory space. He tracks the Consumer Fintech, Tech and Vehicle Finance sector at Unitus
Previous work experience: Previously worked as an Equity Research Analyst at Goldman Sachs. Before that, he was with TresVista Financial Services assisting global PE and VC firms on their investment evaluations.
Education: An MBA from S.P. Jain School of Global Management and BE from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum. Level 1 cleared for the CFA certification.
Other interests: Board gaming, badminton, swimming, cycling, travel and food
Vaibhav joined the Equity team of Unitus in 2021 end. Prior to joining UC, Vaibhav worked in FP&A division of Reliance Industries Limited focusing on automation of reports including financial statements & variance analysis reports.
Vaibhav is a Chartered Accountant (AIR 34) by qualification and has cleared CFA Level 1. He is a B.Com (Hons.) – Finance graduate from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata.
Vaibhav also runs a YouTube Channel and likes to play chess.
Vikas joined Unitus in 2009. He has helped develop the processes/ procedures and relevant controls to build financial integrity. He leads the finance and operations team, including the finance & accounting team, investor reporting, cash management etc. He has over two decades of experience spearheading the finance function and managing alternative funds. His experience specializes him in unlocking shareholders value by structuring transactions and businesses.
Previous work experiences: Prior to Unitus, he worked with Max New York Life Insurance and WNS.
Education: Vikas is a Chartered Accountant and has Honors in commerce from Delhi University
Other interests: He has recently discovered his interest in biking, and he wants to do a ride covering various countries in Europe