Founded Refex Group in 2002 and has built a portfolio of 0.5GW of Solar PV installations across the country. In 2008, he embarked on an exciting journey to develop solar as sustainable energy source, and provide eco-friendly power alternatives in India, Built a chain of around 120 Dealers and distributor network across the country for Refrigerant Gas Business.
In his Personal capacity, he has been nurturing start ups and mentoring them towards growth and started an Incubation Centre in Chennai. He has invested in 20+ Start-ups through AJ Ventures with names such as Orbo.ai, ilovediamonds, Detect Technologies, Easypolicy.com, which is started by Ex Promoter of Policybazaar.com, Mobile and Data Telemetry company, Sun Telematics, Fintech, AI, IOT, Manufacturing and Pharma tech companies, etc.,
He is also the Secretary General of Jain International Trade Organization (JITO), and is instrumental in setting up the Angel investment & Incubation centre of JITO Pan India. He has graduated from Loyola College, Chennai.
Sridhar has around 20 plus years of experience in public and private markets. Prior to Refex Capital, Sridhar was working as an Investor Director for 2 yrs in one of the portfolio Companies of Peepul Capital Fund with hands on operating role.
Prior to that he was part of the same fund working as an Investment Principal and was involved in originating and managing three transactions. He was responsible for managing assets worth around USD 100 Million. As a fund house, Peepul's strategy has been to take majority position in early stage Companies with an active involvement and all his transactions were reflecting the same. All of his portfolio Companies scaled up to be among the top 5 players in their chosen domain.
4+ year’s experience across Manufacturing & Startup Research domain.
Previously, has worked with a company where he helped VC, PE firms, Corp Dev and professionals working around startup ecosystem identify investible opportunities primarily in Enterprise Application space.
BTech from IIT Kharagpur
Saurabh is an IIT Kharagpur graduate and has 6 years of experience. At Refex Capital, he is responsible for deal sourcing, evaluation, documentation and portfolio management. Prior to Refex Capital, he has worked with an early-stage startup where he helped VCs, Pes and Corp Dev identify investable opportunities in Enterprise Application space. He has worked in a manufacturing company in an engineering capacity.
K A Srinivasan (KAS) was a Partner & CFO at Ventureast Fund Advisor (2009-19), one of the oldest VC firm in India with ~USD 300 AUM. KAS focused on Fintech, Edutech and Food tech sectors at Ventureast. Besides portfolio management, he also handled PPM preparation, Fund raising, Structuring - (domestic and overseas), Constitution documentation, Overseas and domestic investor relation, Fund administration, Termsheet and SHA finalisation, Exits, Global taxation, Valuation and Due diligence
He was the board member of various portfolio companies, guiding their business strategy, fund raise, key recruitments and strategic exits.
KAS has ~ 30 years of experience in Finance and Operations with multiple verticals - Manufacturing, Processing and Services. Prior to joining Ventureast, he set up his own Finance and Accounting Outsourcing (FAO) business, and sold it to Aditya Birla group. He was the Global Finance Controller for Sutherland Global Services, a US based BPO, wherein he set up the shared services platform and implemented ERP across the globe. He held several senior positions in A V Thomas group and also managed their agro operations.
KAS is a Chartered and Cost Accountant by profession. He is passionate about Acting, Photography, Tamil literature, Painting and Cooking.
Karthik has 5+ years of experience in equity investing and research advisory. Karthik was working for 3 years with Unifi Capital and assisted in managing capital to the tune of USD 100mn alongside CIO and head of research. During this stint, he gained rich experience in evaluating new investment opportunities across multiple sectors and exhibiting varied research capabilities.
Prior to joining Unifi Capital, Karthik has worked with Deloitte as real estate advisor alongside leading global REIT funds and also in various construction management roles prior to that.
Karthik is a MBA graduate with bachelors (hons) from National University of Singapore (NUS). Karthik has also cleared all levels of CFA (USA).