Ankit is a Director at InnoVen Capital India where he is responsible for sourcing, evaluating and executing venture debt transactions in India as well as supporting the firm’s emerging lending business in South-East Asia.
In addition to his lending role, Ankit co-leads the firm’s initiative to work with seed and angel backed companies and position them for success by providing guidance on funding raising alternatives and connecting with investors, key business partners and peers. In November 2013, Ankit helped contribute to the publishing of the first formal study highlighting angel investment activity in India conducted in partnership with the key angel groups in the country.
Prior to joining SVB India in 2011, Ankit was a Credit Risk Manager with YES Bank in Mumbai and was responsible for due diligence and credit risk evaluation of SME clients. He started his career as a credit analyst with ICICI Bank, Kolkata.
Ankit holds a PGDM from IMT Ghaziabad and a Bachelor’s in Commerce from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata. Ankit is a qualified Chartered Accountant (ICAI) and Company Secretary (ICSI). He is an avid backpacker and a music junkie, loves photography and is always up to debate new ideas.