Abhishek Agarwal

General Partner, Delhi

At OperatorVC, Abhishek focuses a tad more on investments in the SaaS, Education, Health & Wellness and the non-tech businesses as well. He works with the portfolio actively on their strategy & execution on Go to Market, Marketing and more.

Based in Delhi, he also runs Bold Kiln - a one stop shop solution provider for startups. He is an Advisor to Athlos Activewear.

Previously, Abhishek worked with The Monitor Group, a Michael Porter founded Strategy Consulting firm, for close to 5 years based out of Mumbai. During this stint, he worked with the CXOs of some of Indias largest businesses, helping them and their teams with strategic problems and challenges - right through analysis, ideation and execution.

Awarded the Economic Times Young Leader Award in 2014, Abhishek is an alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad, IIT Delhi.

Trivia: An amateur runner (sub 2-hour Half Marathon at SCMM '16), he enjoys his late night runs. Being a dog-lover, he doesn't at all mind the street dogs keeping him company.

Akshat Poddar

General Partner, Mumbai

Akshat focuses on consumer internet and mobile, healthcare, and lifestyle startups. He helps investee companies with their fundraising, strategy and execution.

Based in Mumbai, Akshat is also the co-founder of Rouse Digital, a product based loyalty platform which help consumder brands connect to their target customers.

Additionaly, he is a Partner in his family business which manufactures packaging products with a focus on the automotive industry.

Akshat is also actively involved as an advisor to Brown Paper Bag, a Mumbai-based lifestyle start up.

Previously, he was a consultant at A. T. Kearney's Mumbai office where he worked on a range of projects from devising market entry strategy for solar energy players to restructuring the purchase organization of auto manufacturers.

Akshat is a Computer Science engineer from Mumbai University and an alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad.

Bharat Ram

General Partner, Bangalore

Bangalore based Bharat is involved in fund-raising, deal flow and evaluation of startups at Operator VC. Bharat is sector agnostic and is excited by any B2B or B2C business that can solve a critical pain point and achieve high adoption rates among consumers.

Bharat runs a Bangalore based chain of micro-breweries called Big Brewsky. Previously, Bharat worked with real estate consulting firm, Jones Lang LaSalle before co-founding Agastya Advisors LLP, an advisory services boutique that has advised and syndicated more than Rs. 50 cr. of equity and debt capital for real estate and consumer services businesses.

Bharat is an alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad.

Trivia: He is an avid traveller and wild life photographer and on most weekends you can find him trekking and photographing the flora & fauna in his favourite destination - the Nilgiris Biosphere

Jithamithra T.

General Partner, Mumbai

At OperatorVC, Jitha helps investee startups solve the critical problems they face in their path to scale. He's sector agnostic, and loves startups that are solving deep problems for their customers. And bonus points if you have a strong competitive moat [this is his favorite term in startup parlance].

Jitha also runs Rouse Digital, a Mumbai-based company building products to help brands in India generate customer loyalty.

Jitha has 7+ years of strategy consulting experience, with the Monitor Group and FSG (both firms, incidentally, started by Michael Porter). He's worked with business leaders at several of India's largest companies in Auto, FMCG and other industries, on new market entry, growth strategy, marketing, etc.

Jitha also actively writes on entrepreneurship & business and would love it if you subscribe here.

He is an alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad.

Trivia: A prolific reader (60+ books a year), and a peace-loving martial arts enthusiast. Is married to Catwoman (a sophisticated way of saying he has four cats).