Pradeep Krishnakumar


Firm Update

Pune

Pradeep joins Guild as an Associate based out of the Mumbai Pune office. Before joining Guild, he worked with Limo, an early-stage Indian bus aggregator startup, setting up their Strategy, Operations, Marketing & Sales functions for over a year and half. Previously, he has worked with Deutsche Bank for three years and has spent a summer with McKinsey & Company.

Born in Bengaluru, Pradeep majorly grew up in Mumbai. He has an MBA from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras.

Aditya Labroo


Firm Update

Pune

Aditya joins us as a Junior Associate based out of the Mumbai Pune office. Before joining Guild, he has worked for over three years with Deloitte & Deutsche Bank as an analyst and Optiver as a trader, prior to being a co-founder at a niche online marketplace based out of Amsterdam. Originally from Srinagar, Aditya grew up in the north Indian city of Chandigarh. He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.

Gaming Insiders


Investments Exit

Los Angeles

Guild portfolio investment Gaming Insiders, a platform for online and in-person networking for gaming industry executives, investors and employees, has been acquired by conference and networking business Grow.co for a combination of cash and equity. Grow.co is the largest community for mobile marketing professionals and lifetime value focused brands; bringing together industry leaders in mobile acquisition and retention. The deal brings Grow.co’s expertise in event planning and operations to the Gaming Insiders platform. Gaming Insiders Founder and CEO David Kaye will join Grow.co founder Jay Weintraub on the leadership team as part of the acquisition.

Anasua Mitra


Firm Update

Anasua joins Guild based out of our Mumbai-Pune office. She has prior work experience with Deutsche Bank and Tata Motors on projects like Talent Management, and Benefits and Rewards. Anasua holds an MBA in HR Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur.

Home Chef


Series A

Chicago

Guild Capital made a follow-on investment into Home Chef’s recent round of financing, completing the two-tranche Series A round of over $10MM. The deal was officially closed on March 31.

Founded in June 2013 by CEO Pat Vihtelic, Home Chef is a subscription commerce company revolutionizing the home cooking experience by delivering complete meal kits to subscribers each week. The company is headquartered in Chicago, and recently announced geographic expansion to new locations on both the East and West coasts. The opening of a second distribution center in Los Angeles allows Home Chef to ship its meal kits all over California, Utah, Arizona, and some areas of New Mexico and Idaho.

Home Chef was invested in and incubated by Guild in 2014. Guild is the first institution to invest in the Chicago-based company.

www.homechef.com

James Simonian


Firm Update

James Simonian has joined Guild Capital as part of the investment team. He spent 18 months as an investment associate on the Private Equity team of the Invus Group, a New York family office, working on new deals in health and fitness, consumer products, and construction, and with portfolio investment Weight Watchers. Prior to investing, James was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, working in the New York and Sydney offices.

Akshat Jain


Firm Update

Akshat Jain has joined Guild Capital as an investor. He spent three years as an investment banker at Credit Suisse Mumbai, focusing on risk coverage of alternative investments. He holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. in Communications & Signal Processing from IIT Bombay.

Pranav Saxena


Firm Update

Pranav Saxena has joined Guild Capital as an investor. He spent about two and a half years as a senior associate consultant with The Parthenon Group, working on a number of diligence and strategy cases and focusing on emerging markets. He holds a B.S. in Production and Industrial Engineering from the India Institute of Technology Delhi.

Mike Paik


Firm Update

Mike Paik has joined Guild Capital as an investor. He spent three years as a management consultant with Bain & Company, working across multiple industries including Industrial Goods & Services and Telecom Media Technology. Mike holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago.

Home Chef


New Investment

Chicago

Home Chef is a subscription e-commerce company revolutionizing the home cooking experience by providing fresh ingredients for customers to cook at home. It was founded in 2013. It is a leader in the food and beverages market. Home Chef is run by Pat Vihtelic, founder and CEO. Iain Shovlin joins the Board as Director with Guild investment.

www.homechef.com

Sailesh Mohapatra


Firm Update

Sailesh Mohapatra has joined Guild Capital as an investor. He spent about two and a half years consulting at Bain & Company in Mumbai, working with clients in heavy industries, telecom and automobiles. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from IIT Bombay with a minor in Applied Statistics and Informatics.