OUR TEAM

Tarang Kumar

Co-founder & CEO

Tarang brings 15+ years of PE/VC investment and advisory as well as business-building and strategy experience across organisations such as Hamilton Lane, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan and PwC. His expertise is building private market investment businesses.  In his spare time he supports a range of social mobility charities. 

Education: Economics, University of Cambridge (BA & MA); CFA and CAIA (non-current).

Rajat Chopra

Senior Executive

Rajat has served as an Investment Banking Analyst at Goldman Sachs, where he was responsible for end-to-end deal management including origination, structuring, syndication and execution of debt capital raises for corporates. He has also worked in the Management Consulting division at KPMG India.


Education: PGDM - SPJIMR, Mumbai and Commerce - SRCC, Delhi; CFA (Awaiting charter).

Kris Mohan

Senior Executive

Kris is an active angel investor, specializing in marketing, sales and growth strategies. He brings a significant amount of experience with respect to scaling companies across the Middle East and India. He has been working with AccelNorth Partners in an execution and business development capacity since spring 2020.

Education: PGDM - IIM Indore and BE - BITS Pilani.

Nayantara Sreeram

Executive

Nayantara previously worked as a Senior Analyst in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs. She is specialized in data analysis and research to identify strategic opportunities across M&A, equity and debt markets.


Education: Education: B.Com (Professional) - Christ University, Bengaluru; CIMA (Fully Qualified Candidate)

Kush Agarwalla

Executive

Kush served as a consultant at the boutique offshore business advisory firm Preferred Square, where he led multiple M&A and strategy projects. He specialises in business valuation, advanced financial modelling, and strategic planning. Holding an Advanced Financial Modeler accreditation, he is also recognised for his performance in several financial modelling competitions



Education: BBA (Financial Investment Analysis) - SSCBS, University of Delhi

Aekta Mahajan

Chairwoman

Aekta acts as Chairwoman at AccelNorth Partners in a non-executive capacity. She is the Head of the Venture Capital Unit at the UK Department for Trade and Investment after over a decade in Government. Aekta started her career as a management consultant and in banking. She has co-founded the Young Asian Social Enterprise Network to support Asian talent.  

Education: BA in Management from King's College London.

Alpesh Patel

Senior Advisor

Alpesh works with AccelNorth Partners as a Senior Advisor in a non-executive capacity. He manages his own hedge fund and private equity investments and sits on the board of 10 Downing Street Entrepreneurship Advisory board. As a successful entrepreneur, he spends his free time mentoring aspiring company builders, specifically international companies seeking to expand into the UK. 

Education: BA in PPE at Oxford University and LLB from King's College.

Arooshi Dahiya

ESG Advisor

Arooshi works with AccelNorth Partners as an ESG Advisor in a non-executive capacity. She is the founder of Oren, an ESG Analytics and Consulting Co that works with public cos with their ESG strategy and private cos for their ESG strategy for IPOs. She is one of the top 100 women globally running a climate-tech start-up.

Education: MBA in Marketing from NMIMS, Mumbai.

Mayank Sharma

Advisor (Secondary)

Mayank worked with Campbell Lutyens in their EMEA secondaries practice where he focused on GP led and LP led mandates within energy and infrastructure. Prior to this, Mayank was part of the valuation advisory team at Duff & Phelps (re brandedas Kroll) where he was responsible for providing independent valuations to private funds on their portfolio companies.


Education: MBA, Thunderbird School of Global Management, AZ USA; Economics Hons, Delhi University

Ittai Dissentshik

Advisor

Ittai acts as an Advisor at AccelNorth Partners. With close to a decade's experience, he specializes in capital introduction, focused on creating and leading new strategic and prime client relationships, strengthening existing ones and addressing investors risk appetite and tolerance

Education: BA and LLB in Business Law from Reichman University.

Alka Dawda

Finance and Operations

Alka brings over 35 years of experience in recruitment and training, supply chain, quality control, policy-writing, and process & project management. She has previously managed and administered aspects of microbiology laboratories, health clinics and charitable institutions in the UK and India.  


Education:

Microbiology (BSc) University of Leeds; Medical Microbiology (MSc) University of Westminster; Line Management, Quality Management and Auditor course qualifications.

John Bopp

Accounting & Tax

John works with AccelNorth Partners as an Accounting & Taxation consultant. He manages his own accounting firm and has assisted businesses from a range of industries in book keeping,  managing tax issues as well as business restructures.