Arihant is the Managing Director of Patni Financial Advisors (PFA), which is an advisory company he founded in 2004. Under his leadership, the firm is in charge of managing deployment of assets across listed securities, debt instruments, real estate and other alternate assets in India, UK and the US. Additionally, after the sale of Patni Computers in 2011, Arihant has been an active venture capitalist and directly engaged in three sector focused VC funds. He is Managing Director of Ideaspring Capital, a new early stage fund in collaboration with established IT entrepreneurs that will focus on enterprise technology.He is Managing Director and Co-founder of the Hive, a silicon valley ‘Big Data’ incubator with offices in Palo Alto, Mumbai and Bangalore. He is Director and Co-founder of Nirvana Ventures, a fund focused on the Internet space. Lastly, he is an active angel investor, and works closely with portfolio companies.
Arihant received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Chemical Engineering. He continued his education at Babson College, where he received his Masters of Business Administration (Magna Cum Laude), with a dual concentration in Entrepreneurship and Finance. He then received a separate Masters Degree in Statistics from Columbia University, with a concentration in Quantitative Finance.