TEAM

  • Ashish Padiyar
    Ashish Padiyar

    Founding Partner

  • Brijesh Damodaran Nair
    Brijesh Damodaran Nair

    Founding Partner

  • Karan Gupta
    Karan Gupta

    Investment Associate

  • Kavya Sehgal
    Kavya Sehgal

    Research Analyst- Intern

  • Swadha Agarwal
    Swadha Agarwal

    Investment Analyst

  • Rakesh Rana
    Rakesh Rana

    Finance & Regulatory

Ashish Padiyar

Founding Partner

Ashish started on his entrepreneurial journey at a very young age in 2009, and as a natural extension and shared passion for belief in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, he is a part of the leadership team at Auxano. An experienced MBA, he believes in strategising to combat challenges while scaling up businesses. With an industry experience spanned over little less than 2 decades, Ashish believes in driving results and partnerships.

Brijesh Damodaran Nair

Founding Partner

A qualified Chartered Accountant, Brijesh started his entrepreneurial journey in late 2009 and is a strong proponent of the entrepreneurial way of doing and discovering. Having post qualification work experience of over two decades spanned across industries with leading companies in India, and looking at the growing ecosystem ventured into the space of venture capital. He looks for a narrative supported by numbers. Data talks. Food ~ long as it idlis and dosas, you’ve got him. An avid reader who also loves his Cricket.

Karan Gupta

Investment Associate

Having been an entrepreneur himself, he knows the joy and pain in this space. An MBA in Entrepreneurship and Business Management, Karan is passionate about driving entrepreneurs and businesses to greater heights. A keen observer with an eye for detail, he works with portfolio companies in making them more robust and actively scouts for new stars for Auxano Portfolio.

Kavya Sehgal

Research Analyst- Intern

Currently pursuing her Bachelors of Financial Markets (BFM), Kavya has joined the Intern team at Auxano to bring value addition to the research arm. Her curious inquisitiveness gives her a keen eye to detail and she takes on each task with equal responsibility and enthusiasm.

Swadha Agarwal

Investment Analyst

Currently on her way to receive a Doctorate in Innovation and Competitiveness Growth, Swadha believes that a sound research forms the foundation of any investment decision. With her bachelors in electronics engineering and masters in finance she comes from a combined background of science, business studies and research. Curiosity drives her actions and she works to contribute to the research and analytics arm of Auxano.

Rakesh Rana

Finance & Regulatory

Rakesh is a Chartered Accountant with close to a decades experience in the area of Finance & Accounts , operations across e-commerce and cargo aviation sector . A keen yoga practitioner, Rakesh brings his expertise of governance and eye for detail in Auxano

ADVISORY BOARD

  • Lloyd Mathias
    Lloyd Mathias

    Advisor

  • Anupam Kaul
    Anupam Kaul

    Advisor

  • Mayank Tayal
    Mayank Tayal

    Advisor

Lloyd Mathias

Advisor

Lloyd Mathias is an Angel Investor and a marketing and business strategist. He works with early stage companies that are eyeing disproportionate growth. Lloyd is one of India’s best known marketers having been responsible for building some of India’s biggest brands – Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Motorola, Tata Docomo and HP PC’s & Printers. Until June 2017 Lloyd was the marketing head of HP's Consumer PC business for the Asia Pacific region. In previous corporate roles he was President & CMO at Tata Docomo and Country Sales Director for Motorola in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Lloyd spent,12 years with PepsiCo, in sales, business and marketing roles. His last role was Executive VP and Category Director for PepsiCo’s beverages in India. Lloyd has been Chairman of MRUC the publishers of the Indian Readership Survey- the world’s largest reader survey; Co-Chairman of the Device Strategy Council of the Worldwide Mobility Development Group; and Asia Board Member of the CMO Council. Lloyd is a science graduate from Mumbai’s St. Xavier’s College; has an MBA from Bombay University and did a Senior Executive Program at the London Business School. He has been on Campaign India’s A list for over 8 years, featured among Asia best Marketers twice. In 2007 he named among the world’s top 15 marketers, by International list magazine – a list that celebrates those international marketers behind outstanding cross border campaigns.

Anupam Kaul

Advisor

Angel investor & technology enthusiast Tech experience across FMCG, Retail, Defense, FinTech, MedTech, Management Consulting & Enterprise Software Education and work across Germany, France, Netherlands & India Companies worked for previously – DRDO, Oracle, Egon Zehnder, adidas, HEINEKEN, Sivantos Worked in roles from Engineer, Architect, Project & Program Manager, leadership role for technology integration across M&A Current Role - CTO- FnO

Mayank Tayal

Advisor

IIT, INSEAD Entrepreneur, Investor, M&A Professional Chief Business Officer, FnO Active angel investor with 17+ companies in portfolio Multiple A&D transactions completed from origination to completion in north-west Europe (Deal Size: $10M - $1.2B) Restructured and operationally turned around multiple business units in south-east Asia, India and Middle-East