Vikram has been an active venture investor in India over the last 14 years and has successfully invested in and had exits from his early-stage and growth-stage investments in the logistics, wireless, education, financial services and media. Vikram focuses on sectors such as Cloud, SaaS, Big Data, Education and Logistics. He sits on the boards of The Beer Cafe(India’s largest chain of alco-beverage cafés), Amagi (India-based geographic targeting of television advertisements) and Genesis Colors (a high-end apparel company) and led the investment into Centum Learning (Education) and Fourcee Infrastructure (Logistics).
Prior to joining Mayfield, Vikram was a founding member of JM Financial Investment Managers Limited, a broad-based, multi-sector private equity fund. While there, Vikram helped raise the fund and led some of the key investments and served on several boards including Satya Paul (a high-end retail company), the Sona Group (an auto components company), and International Tractors Ltd. (a tractor & farm equipment company).
Prior to joining JM Financial Investment Managers Limited, Vikram worked for Cisco’s investment arm, where he led the investment in Bharti Telesoft. Prior to that, he was involved in one of the earliest venture capital funds in India, Infinity Venture Fund, where his notable investments include Indiagames (a wireless media company) and Brainvisa (an e-learning company), and he was also involved with investments such as Avendus and Indiabulls (both financial service companies). Vikram’s prior experience includes working at Chase and Barclays Capital as part of their investment banking practices in Mumbai for 4 years.
Vikram received his Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and a Master’s in Management Studies from the University of Bombay.