Nikhil started equity trading at the age of 17, having dropped out of school two years earlier to play chess for India. He largely focused on the emerging derivatives and commodity sectors. He co-founded Kamath Associates at the age of 19 to manage High Net Worth Individual portfolios in the public market space, before co-founding Zerodha with his brother Nithin in 2010,
at the age of 23.
Nikhil’s passion for analytics and financial markets stems from his unorthodox childhood. His focus has been to generate superior results for the proprietary fund, which over the past decade has significantly outperformed asset management companies in India. EY audited returns showcase the fund's stellar 5-year performance, achieving an average of 81% returns YoY.
In September 2019, Nikhil Co-Founded True Beacon to bring his fund management experience to a global group of Ultra High Net Worth strategic investors. True Beacon aims to disrupt the market by adopting a zero-fee model, with performance rewards on fund gains.