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Raghunandan BokareSenior Investment Associate

Raghunandan joined Elevar in 2022 as a member of the India Investment team.

He has 5 years of work experience, in both credit and equity. Before joining Elevar, he was a Senior Credit Associate at Oak North India, covering multiple sectors. He has also worked with CRISIL, as an equity strategy analyst supporting the global asset allocation, and as a buy-side analyst for a US-based hedge fund where he covered the Airlines and Chemicals sectors.

Raghunandan has a Masters degree in Finance from the Department of Management Sciences, Pune University and has completed all three levels of the CFA program. In his free time, he loves cooking, driving and spending time with his daughter.

Why Elevar?

Elevar invests in ventures which deliver affordable, cost efficient and robust services to make a positive impact. All businesses try to add value to their customers by fundamentally solving some problem. But in the case of Elevar’s portfolio, the customers happen to be from underserved or unserved communities and the offerings are essential products and services, which struck a chord with me.

How is Elevar different from the jobs you’ve done before?

Elevar presents a completely different take on work. The freedom of work here comes with responsibilities and opportunities.

How would you describe what you do with Elevar?

I work with startups to understand their business and ambitions. I also try to understand their financial position and then help drive the decision of whether or not to invest in them.

Things you will be caught doing outside of work.

Cooking, reading and watching cinema.