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Pooja Pankaj DavePortfolio and Special Projects

Pooja joined Elevar in 2023 to work on portfolio initiatives, project management and special projects, working closely with the Partners of the firm in India. 

Before joining Elevar, Pooja spent 5+ years as an investment banker, with her most recent role at DC Advisory, a mid-market technology focused bank. During her time at DC, she worked on deals from origination to execution, cultivating a deep understanding of investment and entrepreneurial ecosystems. Her grasp of the local and global landscape was integral to crafting a sectoral thesis and driving the software practice ahead. Her eagerness to work within the world of impact investing coupled with past experience in investment banking brought her to Elevar. 

She has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies. Outside of work, you will find her browsing through opinion articles, videos of dogs, Goodreads & food delivery apps.

Tell us one great thing you’ve learned from your colleagues at Elevar.

To hold strong opinions lightly. Everyone is keen to learn from each other and engage in meaningful discussions.

Why Elevar?

Elevar’s unwavering faith in its end customers and remarkable business acumen are what differentiates Elevar for me. Every investment is gauged on the premise of customer-centricity without losing sight of a strong business model. Every investment made is an example of our conviction in the customer segment. What also stood out was the fact that at Elevar, creating tangible impact is the focal point of every decision. This sense of purpose, to drive a positive change permeates across the organization.

Things you will be caught doing outside of work.

You would find me at the same restaurant ordering my usual meal, reading books and playing with dogs!

If you weren’t working at Elevar, what would you be doing for a living?

I would probably be a stand-up comedian.