“Auxano” defined by greek mythology means “To initiate growth”.

Founded in 2016, Auxano is a venture capital firm focused on investing in growth stage businesses with sustainable & scalable business models, driven by robust teams. Founded by Ashish Padiyar and Brijesh Damodaran who believe that entrepreneurs have a unique ability to make a positive impact for the economy as well as the society.

Auxano is looking forth with a vision of entrepreneurship, innovation and growth.

For Entrepreneurs, we believe in empowering founders through guided direction, streamlining of processes fueled by a shared dream to scale to new heights.

For Investors, we provide a systematic process of investing in businesses, backed by driven founders, passionate on problem solving & focused on sustainable business models.


  • Dr. Swadha Agarwal

    Dr. Swadha Agarwal

    Investment Analyst

  • Karan Gupta

    Karan Gupta

    Investment Associate

  • Arun Seth

    Arun Seth

    Chief Mentor

  • Karan Pawani

    Karan Pawani

    Investment Analyst

  • Rakesh Rana

    Rakesh Rana

    Finance & Regulatory

  • Brijesh Damodaran Nair

    Brijesh Damodaran Nair

    Founding Partner

  • Ashish Padiyar

    Ashish Padiyar

    Founding Partner


Start up Investing - Baby steps for a newbie investor - II

This is the 2 nd part of the series on Start -up Investing - a multi-part series on how a newbie  investor can be a part of the Start-up Investing eco-system

Start-up Investing

This is a multi-part series on how a newbie investor can be a part of the Start-up Investing eco-system With the exposure today, startups are welcomed more openly. The word - unicorn - soonicorn are becoming verbs in akin to copier as in 'Xerox'.

Mental Health – An Ignored Area in the Startup Space

Entrepreneurship looks great . Sounds great. Reality check - it’s not what it looks like . For the 1 successful entity created .. the many which has failed ( that’s a wrong word ) is unknown and not countable ( many of the  instances do not get reported). And what is a failure today , can be a success tomorrow.