At Kalaari, I get a ringside view of the start-up ecosystem – how it is evolving and creating some of the largest corporate brands in India. I’m excited by the opportunity to work alongside colleagues, who have built a legacy of pioneering investments in companies and founders, who have fundamentally altered business models in India.
Srikanth has over 11 years of experience in financial services with 7+ years in front-end investment banking; his core during his IB stint has been advising several founders on fundraising, exits, and M&A transactions. At Kalaari, Srikanth is in charge of building and managing relationships across investors, partners, corporates, and advisors to drive outcomes for Kalaari and our portfolio companies.
Prior to Kalaari, Srikanth spent 6 years at o3 Capital, where he co-led the Consumer vertical and worked on transactions in Consumer and Technology sectors, advised on a wide range of deals – $10m to $100m across new-age tech to traditional brick-and-mortar businesses. Srikanth’s journey in financial services began with CRISIL Research, where he spent 4 years publishing research reports and thought notes on Pharmaceuticals and Metals sectors.
Srikanth holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics and Telecom Engineering from Mumbai University, India, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Manchester Business School, UK.