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Vidyaranya PillaInvestment Associate

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

He has 6 years of work experience in investment banking and equity investments. Prior to Elevar, Vidyaranya was an Associate at InCred Capital and part of the M&A advisory team. He worked on several deals, including early-stage equity fundraising and M&A, across multiple sectors, including financial services and technology. He has also worked with TresVista as a Financial Associate, catering to buy-side clients, including a few US-based public equity funds. At TresVista, he evaluated investments in US-based companies across multiple sectors.

Vidyaranya has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the GITAM Institute of Management at GITAM University and has completed CFA level 1. He is an avid sports fan who follows Formula 1, cricket and tennis closely, and enjoys playing golf. He also likes exploring new places and cuisines. 

What makes for a good Elevarian?

Diligent, self-starter and a team player.

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

Elevar operates in an entrepreneurial way wherein every individual is encouraged to completely own their work and path their own journey. This provides us several opportunities to create a significant impact and enhance personal growth. 

Things you will be caught doing outside of work?

Playing golf or squash, exploring new restaurants or binge watching movies.

How would you describe what you do at Elevar?

As an Associate, I’m responsible for the management of our portfolio companies, wherein I work closely with stakeholders (both internal and external) helping companies in their growth journey. In addition, I also evaluate new investments and contribute to the investment decision making process.