Roots Ventures

Investment Management | Investments

Roots Ventures is a multi-stage, sector-agnostic investment house set up by a founding team with a successful track record and a history of working together across funds and business cycles. Roots ventures is where our multi-decade investing experience and relationships converge to be the “roots” in an entrepreneur’s quest to build stable and sustainable business.

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Japan Vyas

Managing Partner
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Two decades’ experience in financial services working with promoters in areas like public and private equity investing, venture capital, project and infrastructure financing, debt restructuring and credit •Established two alternative asset management businesses -raised and managed 3 funds •Youngest in the country to head an alternative asset management business, at the age of 31 when he took charge of IDFC Investment Advisors. Scaled the business to an AUM of INR 850 crores across two funds •Co-founder of Sixth Sense Ventures, consumer-focused venture fund •Demonstrated class beating returns across the investment life cycle –early / growth / listed •Personal Portfolio of over 15 early-stage investments across technology and consumption sectors identified by early bets on emerging trends •He is an MBA from NMIMS and holds a bachelor’s in commerce from Mumbai University. He enjoys football while supporting his favourite club, Manchester United, reading and travelling

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Ravinder Vashist

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Over fifteen years’ experience across private and public equity investing, and project and infrastructure financing •His last stint was with BanyanTree Finance, a mid-market private equity fund, managing assets of over INR 1,350 crores. At BanyanTree, managed the NBFC portfolio and worked closely with the Promoters to develop growth strategy, strengthen appraisal and credit analysis resulting in the growth of the Companies with lower delinquencies •Prior to that, worked at IDFC Investment Advisors, where he managed INR 850 crore across two private equity funds with Japan. Both the funds had a significant outperformance over their respective benchmarks •One of the few investment professionals in the country to have experienced multiple successful fund cycles •Previously worked with IDFC Project Finance having strong understanding of equity and debt financing, structuring and navigating business cycles •Holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow and graduated from NIT, Kurukshetra. He also obtained the CFA Charter in 2009. He is a long-distance runner and a regular at Tata Mumbai Marathon