FOUNDER & PRESIDENT - Mr. Vinod Kalkotwar
has a wealth of investment banking and private-equity experience
at leading financial institutions of India.
Based in Bangalore for the last thirteen years, Vinod has amassed
strong relationships with leading Venture Capitalists, Bankers,
Angel Investors, financiers, technology entrepreneurs, academicians
and industrialists in India.
employs his long techno-financing experience and relationships to
source assignments, perform due diligence, negotiate investment
terms, structuring financing plan, structure promoters' capital
and effectively manage the assignments. Vinod has expertise in creating
and helping entrepreneurs to build sustained business right for
idea stage, mentor the entrepreneurs, identify and hire right managerial
/ technical talent for business.
to promoting Kalozal, Vinod was heading Accrete Finance, a private
equity investment banking and management firm based in Bangalore.
At Accrete, he was responsible for strategic planning, equity and
debt syndication with venture capitalists and lending institutions,
nurturing of technology businesses from idea to IPO stage and innovative
financial engineering. Prior to Accrete, Vinod was a Vice President
at ICDS Securities, a financial services firm of the prestigious
Manipal Pais Group in India.
had overall management responsibility of ICDS. Prior to ICDS, Vinod
was employed as Senior Manager in Merchant Banking and Credit Services
with Canara Bank, a leading banking institution in India. At Canara
Bank, Vinod started the Industrial Advisory Division (IAD), a decision
support system for the bank and headed a team of 25 senior professionals
- Engineers/CAs/Management in techno-economic assessment of over
75 diverse industrial projects with funds deployment of over $50
million in various companies.
has M. Tech. in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology
(IIT), Madras, India and MBA in International Marketing and Finance.