Founder and Managing Partner
Nishant Sharma, Founder and Managing Partner: Nishant co-founded the firm in 2012 along with Manish and Sunish. Nishant has over 17 years of industry experience primarily encompassing the full life-cycle of private equity in India across a variety of industries and across private and public markets. He has led investments, managed the portfolio and successfully divested investments over this period. Before founding Kedaara, Nishant served as a Principal and one of the core members of the India investment team at GA, a leading growth-oriented global private equity firm. He co-led GA’s investments across financial services, healthcare, business services and technology, including investments in IndusInd Bank, Jubilant Lifesciences and IBS Software, among others. Prior to GA, Nishant worked at McKinsey and focused on the technology services, financial services, healthcare and government sectors. In addition, he worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, helping set up the largest HIV/AIDS prevention program in India.
Nishant serves on the board of directors of Aavas, AMI, Vishal Megamart, UNS, Oasis, ASG, Oliva and served on the boards of Veritas, Vijaya and AU SFB having led these investments for Kedaara. Nishant is a member of the Mumbai chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO). Nishant has been profiled as one of India’s hottest business leaders by Economic Times under the 40 under forty awards. Nishant received a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, and a Dual Degree (B.Tech & M.Tech) in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology from the IIT Delhi.