Vipul joined Elevar in 2022 and is a member of the India investing team.
Vipul brings 15 years of experience to Elevar. Prior to Elevar he worked with the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation where he primarily managed the financial inclusion portfolio for micro enterprises. His work involved program related equity investments, loans, guarantees and grants across a wide spectrum of high impact organizations. He also worked with ed-tech companies piloting digital tools and techniques for underprivileged kids to maximize learning outcomes. In earlier roles, he has worked in public markets investing in small and mid cap companies and as a real estate investor where he made equity and structured debt investments in residential, commercial projects and REITs.
Vipul has an engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. In his leisure time, he likes to work out, browse investing blogs and read Julia Donaldson books with his daughter.
The most favorite part is working alongside motivated, visionary founders, deeply committed to solving problems at scale.
A good Elevarian is not looking to hide in comfort zones. He / she understands the massive aspirational gaps faced by people and recognizes the urgency of solving for them. An Elevarian is self-motivated, grounded and committed towards building for a better future.
It has made me feel even more grounded and connected to the real issues impacting people and their ability to fulfill their ambitions.