WE UNDERSTAND INDIA AND SOUTH EAST ASIA
DSGCP was one of the first to predict and tap into the growing consumption patterns of the new-age Asian consumer. Since its inception in 2013, DSGCP has been one of the select few VC funds to focus exclusively on the Asian consumer segment.
WE SEE WHAT OTHERS DON'T
Extensive domain knowledge, industry foresight, intuition, and the ability to spot trends,
has helped DSGCP build an enviable track-record of identifying and partnering with some of Asia's top consumer brands.
BUILDING BRANDS OF THE FUTURE
At DSGCP, we help entrepreneurs build iconic brands. We are not investors. We are long term partners with our founders on their journey by offering strategic mentorship, industry expertise, and access to our global management network.
Deepak I. Shahdadpuri
Founder and Managing Director | Singapore
Deepak I. Shahdadpuri has over 18 years of private capital experience in both private equity and venture capital. Before DSGCP, he co-founded and managed the Beacon India Private Equity Fund and GEM India. Prior to that, Deepak worked with Reuters Venture Capital, Bain & Company and Ernst & Young.
Deepak currently serves on portfolio boards including Veeba, Raw Pressery, Epigamia, Sula Wines, Baker's Circle, Eazydiner, India Lends, Mswipe, The Mom's Co, Furtado's School of Music and Salad Stop. His investment experience also includes RBL Bank, India's National Stock Exchange, Sula Wines, OYO Rooms, Cleartrip, GOQii, Redmart, Chope, F&B Asia and Hostmaker.
Deepak has an MBA with distinction from INSEAD where he graduated on the Dean's list, an LLB (Hons) from King's College London and a FCA from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales.
Deepak serves on the Advisory Board of INSEAD's Global Private Equity Initiative (GPEI). GPEI aims to work hand in hand with private equity firms to create relevant, timely and thought provoking output. Deepak also serves on board of Magic Bus Singapore, a non-profit organization helping develop underprivileged children through sports in India.
Vice President | India
Hariharan leads the India investment advisory team. He has over eight years of experience in private equity and investment banking. Before DSGCP, he spent four years as a Vice President at Peepul Capital Investment Advisors, a growth capital private equity fund that managed over USD 700 mn AUM. Prior to that, Hariharan worked with Veda Corporate Advisors, Rothschild Private Equity and Accenture Management Consulting.
His investment experience includes KLAY (India's largest Child Care Chain), Voylla (India's largest omni-channel fashion jewelry brand) and Medall (Fourth largest diagnostic chain in India). He has served on the Board of Directors of KLAY, Voylla, Revx (Komli Media) and TeleDNA in the past. Hariharan has an MBA from IIM Bangalore, a B.Tech in Information Technology and a B.E in Manufacturing Engineering from College of Engineering Guindy where he was the University Gold Medalist.
Associate | Singapore
Prior to DSGCP, Sainyam Gautam did internships at HSBC,
General Electric and Ernst & Young. He was also a research assistant at NUS Business School and the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology.
Sainyam has a BBA (finance major) and a B. Eng (Hons) in computer engineering from the National University of Singapore (NUS).
He has passed all CFA exams and is a Full Member of the CAIA Association.
Associate | India
Archit Vijoy is an Associate at DSGCP, which he joined after receiving his MBA from INSEAD. During business school,
he was a Summer Intern at the International Finance Corporation in Washington, DC. Prior to that, Archit spent three
years at Pharus Advisors, a merchant bank in New York providing M&A advisory services to the technology, business services,
and consumer packaged industries. He graduated with double majors in Economics and Finance from New York University's Stern School of Business.
Leong Hein Hun
Associate | Singapore
Leong Hein Hun graduated from Singapore Management University with a degree in Accountancy and a second major in Finance. He has also obtained the accreditation for Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Accountant (CA). Leong Hein Hun was a Manager in EY with 3.5 years' experience in M&A and have been involved in several high profile transactions in the region. Prior to that, he had 2 years of experience in financial services.
Analyst | India
Sana has 3 years of experience in investing and investment banking. Before DSGCP, she was a part of the private equity team at Everstone Capital Advisors. Prior to that she spent over a year in investment banking at one of India's leading financial services groups, JM Financial, where she has worked on various M&A and Capital market deals. Sana has a BSc. (Hons) in Accounting & Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She has passed all levels of the CFA examinations.
Analyst | India
Prior to DSGCP, Pooja Shirali did an internship at Everstone Capital Advisors.
Prior to that, she spent over a year at KPMG India, of the Private Equity Tax team. Pooja is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered
Accountants of India.
Bishwarnath (Bob) Bachun
Director | Mauritius
Bishwarnath (Bob) Bachun, FCCA is a director on the board of DSGCP Entities. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, UK. He has 33 years of experience in banking, auditing and management of companies including administration and set up of Funds. He was previously head of the department at Deutsche Bank (Mauritius & Jersey) and Manager at International Financial Services (Sanne). He was until March 2019 the Executive Director of Mauritius International Trust Company Limited (MITCO. He is a Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. He was a member of the executive committee of the Association of Trust and Management Companies for more than 10 years. He is now a consultant and sits on the Board of Global Business companies and domestic companies.
Senior Administrator | Mauritius
Anju has joined DSGCP in October 2018 and has 7 years of
experience in the global business sector. Prior to joining DSGCP, Anju held the role of Administrator at a leading offshore management
company in Mauritius and was responsible for a number of funds investing into India. She holds a degree in Management from University of Mauritius.
Executive Secretary | India
Prior to DSGCP, she was an Executive Assistant at Fulcrum Venture India a Healthcare focused fund for three years. Heena holds a Diploma in Mass Communication Degree from K.C. College and Bachelor's Degree in Commerce.
Rajiv Wahi is a Director of DSGCP Mgt Pvt. Ltd. the investment advisor to the fund manager. Rajiv currently is on the board of three DSGCP portfolio companies: Veeba, Chai Point and Raw Pressery. Rajiv served as the President of Asia Pacific Operations and Vice Chairman of Mondelez India Foods Limited (Formerly known as Cadbury India Limited). Rajiv has more than 30 years of experience in the food industry. He serves as the Chairman of The Prince of Wales Bhumi Vardaan Foundation, a charitable foundation launched by the Prince of Wales to promote organic farming in India. Rajiv holds a B.A. Economic Studies from Newcastle University.
Chaitanya Rathi is an Advisor to DSGCP. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer at Sula Vineyards, India's largest premium wine and wine tourism company. Prior to this role, Chaitanya was heading the India operations of DSGCP for over 3 years where he was involved in investing, portfolio management and fundraising. Before DSGCP, he was a founding member and Chief Operating Officer at Mswipe Technologies, India's pioneering mobile point of sale company and a DSGCP portfolio company. Prior to that, he spent over 6 years as an Associate Vice President at Sula Vineyards. Over the course of his career, Chaitanya has worked in General Management, Investing, Operations, Business Development, Marketing and Sales and has over a decade of experience working with and for early stage companies. Chaitanya has an MBA from INSEAD (France/Singapore), an MSc in Food Biotechnology from Strathclyde University (UK) and a BSc in Biotechnology from Mumbai University (India).
DSGCP's relationship with Everstone spans over a decade. Over the years, we have collaborated on many opportunities in the
consumer sector. Everstone is a premier investment group focused on India and South East Asia, with assets in excess of US$5
billion across private equity, real estate, green infrastructure and venture capital. Everstone has a significant resource base
across its seven offices in Singapore, India (Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore), London, New York and Mauritius, comprising best-of-breed
investing, operations and strategic resources with significant experience and skills. For more information,