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 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.
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.
Suparna joins Guild based out of our Mumbai-Pune office. Prior to joing Guild, Suparna worked at Bain and Company in Mumbai. He also was the Co-founder and Technical head of 24x7style.com, an online retail platform. Suparna graduated with a M. Tech (chemical engineering) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
MailControl is a SaaS business focusing on enhancing enterprise email communication. It was founded in 2015 by CEO Paul Everton. This is Guild’s first 2016 incubation deal in Chicago. Iain Shovlin joins the Board as Director with Guild investment.
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.
Guild has officially opened its office in India’s commercial capital and major startup hub, Mumbai. Having physical presence in the city will help augment our search for talent and business in India. This is our second office in India, adding to our first in Pune.
Aviral joins Guild based out of our Mumbai-Pune office. A recent summer intern at Guild, Aviral graduated with an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad after pursuing a B.S. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
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.
Mystery Tackle Box is a subscription e-commerce business in the outdoor activity space, with a present focus on the fishing vertical. It was founded in 2012. It is a leader in the sporting goods market. Mystery Tackle box is run by Ross Gordon. Iain Shovlin joins the Board as Director with Guild investment.
HelloDhobi is an on-demand door-to-door laundry and dry cleaning service. It was founded in 2015. It is an emerging leader in the on-demand laundry e-commerce space. HelloDhobi is Guild Capital’s first incubation in India.
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 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.
Candy Club is a subscription e-commerce platform disrupting the billion-dollar sweet snack industry. It was founded in 2013. It is a leader in the food and beverages market. Candy Club is run by Keith Cohn, founder and CEO. Iain Shovlin joins the Board as Director with Guild investment.
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 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 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.
JustFab is currently the world’s largest online subscription fashion retailer. It was founded in 2010. It is a leader in the retail market. JustFab is run by Adam Goldenberg and Don Resler. Iain Shovlin joins the Board as Director with Guild investment.
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.
The Gathering Group is a live events and festival production platform producing unique experiences integrated with cutting-edge technology. It was founded in 2014. It is a leader in the events services market. Iain Shovlin joins the Board as Director with Guild investment.