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4th Annual Convention for Entrepreneurs, SME's and Start-ups

July 18 & 19, 2014
Vivanta by Taj, Surajkund,

Speakers 2014


Mahendra Swarup is the Managing Director and Partner at Avigo Capital Partners. He has more than 30 years of operating experience in blue-chip companies including PepsiCo, Nestle, ACC, Times Group and Sun Group (Moscow). At Avigo, he leads a team of investment professionals and is closely working with entrepreneurs and promoters of the investee companies to reposition recapitalise and expand the business to create significant value at the exit for both the fund and management.

He served as the President and Member of the Executive Committee of the Indian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (IVCA). Under his stewardship, IVCA has become a major voice of the PE/VC industry and often held close discussions with the regulators and policy makers.

Prior to that, Swarup was the Head of Private Treaties initiative of Times of India Group. The company invested in over 50 ventures across industries including pharmaceuticals and life sciences, manufacturing, engineering and media. He has led these investments with his deep understanding of Indian business, regulatory and financial and market environment.

Immediately before that, he was the Managing Director and CEO of Times Internet Limited. He played a key role in building the various businesses and organisation of Times Internet Limited.

He has held corporate responsibilities in various marquee companies. During this period, he has held corporate responsibilities at the board level and senior most functional levels of operations, sales and distribution, supply chain/ logistics, exports and HR. He has also been the Chairman and Chief Mentor of Smile Group – Asia’s largest internet incubators for startups.

He has been active in several committees of professional organisations. He is also associated with several management and educational institutions. Currently, he is the President of the India Chairman of I-COMP: Initiative for Competitive Online Marketplace.

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