About Us



Mr. Ganapathyagraharam Venkataraman Ravishankar, serves as the Managing Director at Sequoia Capital. Mr. Ravishankar focuses on investing in Consumer, Education and Healthcare opportunities. He served as a Director of Kids Clinic India Pvt. Ltd., since January 21, 2015 and Prataap Snacks Private Limited since December 05, 2011. He is a Scholar from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a Computer Science graduate from REC Trichy.

Mr. Ganesh D. Gala, has been the Managing Director of Navneet Education Limited since June 1, 2013 and served as its Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Gala has been President (Finance) at Navneet Publications (India) Limited for more than 25 years and has been instrumental in accelerating Navneet Publication’s top-line and bottom-line growth. He has approximately 25 years of experience in the Educational Publishing Industry. He has taken several initiatives to accelerate the company's top-line and bottom-line growth. At his instance, Navneet is attempting to capitalize on the emerging Technology in education, such as e-Learning, with a concerted effort to eliminate the traditional line between education and entertainment for children. He also heads the M&A team at Navneet and has been instrumental in aggressively inorganic growth options for Navneet. He has been Director of Navneet Education Limited since June 1, 2013. Soon after graduation, he shouldered the responsibility of managing the key areas of finance and taxation of the group, under compelling circumstances. He graduated with a B.Com degree from the University of Bombay in 1982.

Mr. Mohinder Pal Bansal, B.Com. F.C.A., serves as Managing Partner and Partner at BlackSoil Realty Investment Advisors. Mr. Bansal served as Sole Advisor to Amforge Industries on a complex de-merger and sale of assets to Mahindra Group. Mr. Bansal also advised Indian corporates on various capital raising transactions including Allcargo's IPO, Bank of Punjab's IPO and Garware Polyster's rights issue. Mr. Bansal has provided advisory services to various corporates in multiple sectors including logistics, auto components, manufacturing, realty, banking, education and IT. He has over 30 years of experience in M&A, strategic advisory, capital markets, portfolio company integration as well as post-acquisition performance management in India, Asia and Europe. He led the Allcargo Global Logistics in negotiating investment from Blackstone (India) on private placement basis. He led the Allcargo Global Logistics in acquisition of Ecuhold NV and served as Group Chief Financial Officer since 2005. He has also started newspaper for children 'Newshouse' in June 1996 and later joined Navneet Publications. He has been an Independent Director of Navneet Education Limited since June 1, 2013. Mr. Bansal holds Bachelor of Commerce from DAV College Chandhigarh, University of Punjab and is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Mr. Sandeep Aneja, founded Kaizen in 2009 as India’s first Education focused fund, and has been instrumental in building the firm's knowledge and client networks across US, Europe and Asia. Prior to Kaizen, his experience in venture capital in Silicon Valley at Outlook Ventures and WingSpring included working with several early stage technology companies from sourcing to exit. He combines this with experience in start-up operations leadership, and management consulting in the US. Sandeep drives overall fund strategy, investor relationships, and works closely with promoters to build a path towards successful growth and value creation. He has an MBA from Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.