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.

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.

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.

Quan Zhang


Firm Update

Quan Zhang has joined Guild Capital as part of the investment team. He spent three years as an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company and facilitated a wide range of consulting projects spanning strategy, corporate finance, and operations. Quan holds a Ph.D in Physics from the University of Chicago and a B.S. degree from the University of Science and Technology of China.

Guild Capital Founded


Firm Update

New York City

Guild Capital was founded in New York City in 2009. It is a venture capital firm focused on the incisive search for innovation, wherever it may be. Guild Capital is dedicated to investing in geographies based on availability of talent versus density of goals; finding value in sectors where venture capital doesn’t typically look; creatively structuring deals where others are unable; becoming the trusted partner of management in pursuing and mentoring talent; and most importantly, going above and beyond in terms of creating value for its investors.