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Helping students and entrepreneurs connect with Venture Capital
G220 Ventures

G220 provides students with a platform to gain hands-on experience and access to great mentors in the entrepreneurial world by connecting them to startup founders and venture capitalists.

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G220 helps first time entrepreneurs with their capital raise efforts and other advisory services including mentorship and training.

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Our past and present participants are graduates from some of the top universities in the world
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Founder & Managing Partner

Debjeet Gupta

Debjeet is an advisor/mentor to early stage startups. He has 10+ years of investment banking experience with Lehman Brothers and Nomura. He specializes in M&A of technology and software companies and is also an advisor/mentor to early stage startups. He has been instrumental in helping startups raise funding ranging from $1M – $15M.

University:University of Southern California (USC)

Partner

Nisha Sachdeva

Highly driven and passionate. Nisha has 13 plus years of work experience in various verticals of Finance. In her last role at Clix Capital (An Apollo PE Portfolio company, erstwhile GE Capital), Nisha has been instrumental in growing the book by 10x. Actively involved in raising capital, investor relations and worked closely with various teams to create digital lending products. She also was the Founder at Heka, a last mile financing platform for patients and was a Co-Founder at Esgalier Advisors (an ESG advisory firm). She has worked closely with founders/CEOs to help them identify new business opportunities. Advisor to start-ups based in India & the USA. Extensive experience in asset management and structured finance. Has led Business Development and built strong and deep relationships with India’s leading business houses/founders and the investor ecosystem. Being an entrepreneur herself, she is passionate about start-ups, fund-raising and investing. A Master’s degree in Entrepreneurship & Technology from the University of Waterloo, Involved in the Student Venture Fund at the University of Waterloo, which invests in early-stage tech start-ups in Canada.

University:University of Waterloo

Investment Associate

Al Jairazbhoy

Al is one of the founding members of G220 Ventures and takes great pride in analyzing investment opportunities by reviewing and creating investment thesis. He has a background in M&A and deal management experience

Interest Areas:Cleantech, Energy, Sustainability

University:University of San Diego (USD)

Investment Analyst

Anuja Shukla

Anuja Shukla is an Accountancy graduate from the National University of Singapore. She is passionate about encouraging the development of new, innovative business models, as she believes that change is the way forward to solve real-world problems. She enjoys learning about new technologies and ideas that create powerful solutions to benefit and uplift human communities across the world. Anuja has worked with the Business Development team of several social enterprises, such as SDI Academy in Singapore and Ethical Enterprise in Bali. Anuja hopes to continue helping startups with achieving their cause and widening their impact on society.

Interest Areas:Social enterprises

University:National University of Singapore

Investment Associate

Sahil Nayyar

Currently studying in USC, he has experience working with a VC firm where he pitched investment decks and secured a $500,000 Convertible Note investment for Flexport.

Interest Areas:Technology, B2B Enterprise Software

University:University of Southern California (USC)

Investment Associate

Zahra Ajami

Zahra Ajami is a day trader, actively investing in the financial market. Passionate about finance and entrepreneurship, her long term goal is to manage her own business. She likes helping others and she is particularly sensitive to environment protection; she is currently volunteering with two different NGOs in the Montreal region.

She has six years of experience in the banking industry, mainly in corporate finance, structured finance and syndication as a lead arranger bank.

After spending two years of rotation in the most strategic department of the group, as part of a very selective graduate program, she landed a job in Corporate banking as an assistant relationship manager and after only one year, she started to manage a $1Billion loan portfolio at only 24 years old.

She is a highly motivated professional with a creative mind, and a marathoner, always looking for her next running race!

Interest Areas:Generalist

School:HEC Montreal

Investment Associate

Sathya Eswaran

Sathya Eswaran is a recent MBA graduate from the Ivey Business School in Canada.

Prior to business school, Sathya used to work as a Business Analyst in a multinational shipping company. His main line of work was focused on integrating newly acquired companies into the parent organization by realizing synergies in revenue growth. Most recently, he led an innovative post-merger project involving the development of an underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) alongside two major Japanese conglomerate partners.

As a global-minded person who has lived in multiple countries, Sathya tries to bring his adaptable nature of communication when working with multiple stakeholders who come from a wide variety of backgrounds. In his free time, Sathya spends his time hiking in the outdoors.

Interest Areas:Renewable/Clean Energy

Investment Associate

Jayasree Kilaru

Jayasree Kilaru is a financial consultant.Recent MBA graduate from IFMR-GSB KREA university,looking forward to bring my experience of consultancy at Deloitte coupled with knowledge from Grad school to help bridge the gap between enthusiastic entrepreneurs and potential funders.Solid research skills across varied fields proven through work at TCS ,Deloitte and YLAC fellowship.Believes in learn,unlearn & relearn.Always happy to have a good argument.

Interest Areas:Generalist

University:KREA University, India

Investment Analyst

Apurv Kaushal

A firm believer in the power to create new beginnings right when it is the end of the line. Passionate about finding long term human solutions to challenges and excited about the evolution of future with technology.

Interest Areas:Healthcare, Energy, Education, AI, IoT

Investment Analyst

Yanpeng Wang

Yanpeng is a rising sophomore at Yale University, pursuing a major in Ethics, Politics, and Economics. She believes in the power of merging ideas across different disciplines and working alongside individuals of various backgrounds. That’s what she loves the most about venture capital — it represents interdisciplinary at its core. She is excited to work on data-driven and qualitative projects, grow her business acumen, and collaborate with others with the same entrepreneurial spirit.

Interest Areas:Financial services, Software, Cleantech

University:Yale

Investment Associate

Aishwarya Mor

Interest Areas:Fintech & Healthcare

Investment Analyst

Harshika Chadha

Harshika is a recent Business, Management Information Systems graduate. In the past 4 years, Harshika has worked with various firms within Silicon Valley and built a strong foundation in IT/IS Strategy, Business Plan modeling, Systems Analysis, and Agile Project Management.
As a strong advocate for women empowerment, she enjoys providing career mentorship to students and working as a “Women in Tech” researcher.
With a passion for entrepreneurship and analytics, Harshika is excited to help others in bridging the gap between business and technology. Through this experience, she hopes to work with like-minded individuals, seek mentorship, and provide value to Tech start-ups.

Interest Areas:Technology, Wellness, Education

University:San Jose State University

Investment Associate

Divij Wadhwa

Divij wadhwa is an MBA student at IIM Kozhikode who graduated in Mathematics and Computing from Delhi College of Engineering. Having a keen interest in finance, Divij is certified in CFA L1 and has completed numerous data analytics and financial modelling courses. While he has maintained academic proficiency over the years, he is enthusiastic about understanding how businesses work, undertaking 2 months long internships in ICICI Prudential AMC and Futures First during his engineering to gain an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of businesses, capital market, and to develop a 360° thought process.
Investment Analyst

Meera Damaraju

Meera Damaraju is currently a student studying economics at Lund University, Sweden. With a keen interest in sustainability and energy, she aspires to construct and implement data-driven solutions in order to facilitate concrete change- be it coming up with her own solutions or collaborating with others to improve existing ones. Outside her work, she is a classically trained dancer and an athlete.

School:Lund University

Interest Areas:Energy, Technology, Finance

Investment Analyst

Ameen Iraqi

Ameen Iraqi is an Investment Analyst, combining his international background and analytical skills to identify companies and startups across a variety of industries with an emphasis on sustainability. Having volunteered at the VA for several years and studying International Business and Finance at The George Washington University, he hopes to help others on a larger, global scale and grow alongside others. Previous experience includes work at Seventy2 Capital, a Private Wealth Management firm where he tracked core holdings within portfolio models and conducted research on equities and holdings across portfolios.

Interest Areas:Alternative Healthcare/Medicine, ESG, Sustainability (Green Infrastructure)

Investment Analyst

Clarisse Lam

Clarisse Lam is a soon-to-be graduate from an Msc. in Management at emlyon business school. Coming from an international background, she developed her finance and analytical skills working with PwC Romania and KPMG France.

Excited about the new possibilities introduced by technology, Clarisse has worked with startups from the AI, FinTech and Blockchain ecosystem, when interning in a VC fund in Tokyo. Motivated and inspired by entrepreneurship, she is eager to contribute and provide value to innovative startups.

School:Emlyon business school

Investment Analyst

Zachary Maguire

Investment Analyst

Rahul Datta

Rahul has been involved in the development and funding of several start-ups across Singapore and India. In addition, he is an undergraduate business student at the National University of Singapore, pursing a specialization in Finance and a minor in Information Systems. He is passionate when it comes to the challenge of building a venture from the ground up, and aspires to aid ground breaking startups receive the funding, attention, and guidance that they deserve.

Interest Areas:AI, Fintech, B2B tech

University:National University of Singapore

Investment Analyst

Nathan Dichter

Nathan is a recent graduate from the Ivey Business School at Western University. In the last four years, he diversified his experience by starting an entrepreneurial venture in the auto industry, working at a blockchain start-up in Israel and most recently assisting an entertainment-focused VC. Additionally, Nathan assumed a leadership role at an overnight summer camp for the last five years. He is passionate about bringing technological, analytical and creative solutions to entertainment, lifestyle and CPG businesses, with an emphasis on e-commerce and sustainability. Nathan is excited to meet with start-up founders and help bring their ideas to life.

Interest Areas:Sports & Entertainment, CPG, lifestyle, hospitality. Emphasis on innovative tech companies with social missions.

University:Ivey Business School; Western University

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