The Guild Capital Team

Iain M. Shovlin
Founder, Chairman & Managing Partner

Chicago
USA

Before forming Guild Capital in 2009, Iain was a venture capitalist with Technology Crossover Ventures in Palo Alto, California for six years. At TCV he undertook investments spanning consumer internet, business process outsourcingand software. Prior to venture capital, Iain was a management consultant with Bain & Company.

Iain was born in Glasgow, Scotland and has an M.A. in International Business from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

*Denotes Chairman

Smriti Jayaraman
Vice President

Chicago
USA

Before joining Guild Capital, Smriti spent seven years in the Private Equity Group at Bain & Company and facilitated a wide range of M&A, hedge fund and private equity deals in the software/IT, tech, healthcare, retail, and financial services sector. 

Smriti was born in San Francisco. She has a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. degree in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. She has also spent time in impact investing and running Business Development for a professional services startup in New York.

Sailesh Mohapatra
Senior Associate

Pune
India

Sailesh manages operations in India for Guild Capital’s process outsourcing firm Atidiv. Before joining Guild Capital, he spent about two and a half years consulting at Bain & Company in Mumbai. At Bain & Company, he worked with clients in heavy industries, telecom and automobiles.

Sailesh grew up in the industrial complexes of Jamshedpur and completed a B.S. in Chemical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay with a minor in Applied Statistics and Informatics.

Akshat Jain
Senior Associate

Mumbai
India

Akshat joined Guild Capital in 2015 after spending three years as an investment banker at Credit Suisse Mumbai, focusing on risk coverage of alternative investments.

Akshat hails from Ajmer, a small town in north-west India. He completed his Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering and Masters in Communications & Signal Processing from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in 2012.

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Aviral Bhatnagar
Associate

Pune
India

Aviral joins Guild as Associate and is based out of our Mumbai Pune office. He recently graduated with an M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad after pursuing a B.S. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

Aviral hails from the industrial city of Kanpur and has spent a majority of his life across Pune and Mumbai

Suparna Gharpure
Associate

Pune
India

Suparna joins Guild Capital as a Junior Associate. He is based out of the Mumbai Pune office. Before joining Guild, Suparna spent two years working with Bain & Company in their Mumbai office. During his time there he worked with clients in Industrial Goods & Services, Telecom, and Private Equity.

Suparna grew up in Aurangabad, and holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

Aditya Labroo
Junior Associate

Pune
India

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 M.B.A. from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.

Pradeep
Krishnakumar
Associate

Mumbai
India

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 M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

Tarun Firodiya
Associate

Mumbai
India

Before joining Guild Capital in 2017, Tarun was Manager at Marico Innovation Foundation, where he set-up a management consulting division for social enterprises. He has held positions across impact investing, strategy, and corporate finance for over 5 years.

Tarun is a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the R.A. Podar College of Commerce & Economics, Mumbai.

Srishti Mahajan
Junior Associate 

Pune
India

Srishti joins us as a Junior Associate based out of the Mumbai Pune office. Prior to joining Guild Capital, she worked in the Structured Credit team at Deutsche Bank for a year and a half. She has a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

Amit Rangari
Legal Counsel

Pune
India

Amit is the legal counsel for Guild Capital. Before joining Guild he was associated with Corporates like Times Group and Mediterranenan Shipping Company where he was an integral member of the legal team.

Amit was born in Nagpur and he has completed a BA.LLB (Hons.) from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad.

Barkha Bansal
Junior Associate

Mumbai
India

Barkha joins us as a Junior Associate based out of the Mumbai office. Prior to joining Guild Capital, she worked in Bain & Company for a year and a half. She has a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. She also co-founded a clean-tech startup in her undergraduate program.

Kavita
Krishnamurti
Manager, Chairman’s Office

Pune
India

Kavita manages the Chairman’s office in India. Before joining Guild in 2014, she spent close to 3 years as a Senior Service Coordinator at NCR Corporation Mumbai, focusing on SLA Management & client communications.

Kavita hails from Pakur, a small town in north-east India and has Bachelors in Mathematics from the BSP University.

Adam Wong
Director of Communications

Chicago
USA

Adam directs the communication strategy across all corporate channels for Guild Capital. Before joining Guild, Adam was the Field Marketing Specialist for Red Bull North America in Los Angeles, California.

Originally from Las Vegas, NV, Adam received a B.S. in Biochemical Engineering from The University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering.