Mr. Sanjiv Swarup is a management consultant with over 3 decades of experience. His role involves understanding the bottlenecks in business division which needs business development and upon identifying the solution, put together a team of freelance professional that helps in seamless execution. Key clients include National Geographic Society (1995-1998), 123India.com (2001-2004), Sumedha Fiscal Services (since 2006), etc.
He is an Angel Investor at Angel Syndicates since 2018 and has been mentor for startups like Concept Vision (since 2007), Infoware Amdavad (since 2019), VNU Software, Pune (since 2019).
He is an independent director and Non-Executive Chairman of the Board at Bharat Wire Ropes Ltd since 2018. He is a committee member at India Business Group since 2013 and Rotary Club of Bombay Mid-City since 2003. Some of his notable social works include Mission Muskaan (JV between Rotary International and Maharashtra CM’s Relief Cell) committee member (2019-2020), IMC CSR committee member (since 2018) and Rotary International, Mumbai CSR committee District Chair (2016 – 2017). He also did voluntary work in education field including Lights of Life Trust (as an advisory board member) from since 2018, committee member at Friends of Tribals Society, Mumbai Chapter since 2015.
Mr. Abhishek Agarwal is a Managing Partner at Rockstud Capital LLP and has 10+ years of experience in Indian financial markets and key expertise lies in equity research. He has done his graduation from HR College in 2006 & has done his MSc Finance in year 2006-07 from Lancaster University Management School from United Kingdom. Once he returned he joined PINC as a Research Analyst in the Institutional Desk. After completing 2 years in the said organization, he joined his family run stock broking firm, Fortune Interfinance Ltd. He was in pivotal position to set up entire Mumbai office operations, institution desk & research in equities. He handled a team of 20 people at various divisions and roles. His extensive knowledge helped him to advice and exchange his views on economy and stocks in various news channels like CNBC Awaaz, CNBC TV18, ET Now, NDTV Profit & Zee News.
He later decided to focus on early stage startups and joined various angel networks like Indian Angel Network, Lets Venture, Venture Catalysts. He has been investing as an Angel Investor for the last 5 years and invested over 24 Start-ups across all sectors. Some successful startups he invested are Loginext Solutions (later invested by Paytm for about $10 mn), Getmyparking, Wellness Forever, Kwench Lab Solutions, etc. As he developed strong expertise in the said domain, he was invited and later joined as the Board of Directors in several companies to provide them strategic advice for their next phase of growth. He’s also been invited several times as guest speaker at various start up events (like Bombay Chamber of Commerce, Lets Ignite, Assocham Chambers of Commerce, etc) in India.
Mr. Samir Kapadia is a Vice President and a member of Investment Committee at Rockstud Capital LLP and has been with the firm since inception. He has over +6 years of professional experience in Indian Equity Markets overseeing multiple functions, including Strategy & Planning, Investments and Operations. He has played a pivotal role in setting-up and launching Rockstud Capital Investment Fund, a SEBI registered Category II AIF as well as setting up the investment team.
Samir in his earlier roles has been responsible for equity research, generating new investment ideas and tracking the performance of existing holdings of proprietary investments at Rockstud Capital LLP (erstwhile Fortune Interfinance Ltd). Prior to joining Rockstud Capital LLP, he worked with ITI Securities (now The Investment Trust of India Limited group company) where he was responsible for assisting Equity Fund Manager cum Head of Research for on-going monitoring and tracking of portfolio companies while simultaneously assisting senior research analyst in investment analysis and preparation of research report. He is a detailed-oriented individual and equity investing is his passion.
Samir is a commerce graduate from K.C. College, Mumbai University; Postgraduate Diploma holder in Securities Law from Government Law College, Mumbai University; and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), USA Level I Cleared.
Ritesh has 9 years of experience in Capital Markets and has its experience built over years working with domestic broking business firm (Maximus Securities, a part of Mafatlal Group) to a private equity firm (Eqestar Capital, a Luxembourg based) to a family office turned into venture capital firm (erstwhile Fortune Interfinance Ltd, now Rockstud Capital LLP) looking over their portfolio investments.
Currently, Ritesh is a Principal Associate at Rockstud Capital LLP (here since 2014) and has been responsible to structure an exhaustive research framework for the fund to meet its end objectives. Apart from focusing at providing quality stock ideas with an objective of high margin of safety and maximizing favorable returns under Small and Midcap space, he has been instrumental in devising and implementing effective equity portfolio allocation and monitoring the same. His role extends beyond providing research ideas to tracking portfolio investments with objective to maximize the return potential on fund level and scout for opportunities alternately.
Ritesh started his corporate journey from Maximus Securities as an analyst. He was part of a team to provide research support to institutional clients from there he continued his journey into global equity markets at Eqestar capital (US Equity markets).
Ritesh holds B.Com degree from R A Podar College (Mumbai University 2008), Certified Financial Planner From Financial Planning State Board of India, Diploma in Business Management from Welingkars Institute, Mumbai and CFA Level 1 Cleared from CFA Institute, USA.
Gaurav comes with over 5 years of experience in the Investment Banking space. He has been working with Rockstud Capital since June 2018.
Prior to Joining Rockstud Capital, he worked with a boutique advisory firm named Acumen M&A Advisors for a year where he was responsible for business development as well as execution of deals in the SME space. Gaurav also spent 2 years with KGS Advisors LLP handling their Mumbai region where he would assist startups with their fund-raising initiatives. Before that he spent a year each with BDO India LLP in the Corporate Finance division and with a boutique investment bank Yen Capital Advisors.
Gaurav has done his Master’s in Business Administration with specialization in Finance (2007-09) from Mumbai University and also pursued investment banking course from The School of Investment Banking. He is also a visiting faculty at Triumphant Institute of Management Education (T.I.M.E.) Pvt. Ltd. where he assists students with their Group Discussion (GD) & Personal Interview (PI) preparations for admission to Management Institutes. In his free time, he loves reading and travelling.