Capital A appoints entrepreneur Aswani Chaitanya as VP of Investments
Capital A, a leading venture fund for early-stage startups, has appointed Aswani Chaitanya as its Vice President of Investments. As a successful entrepreneur turned VC, Chaitanya brings with him experience in building and scaling businesses. In his new role, he will spearhead investments and build the portfolio management team within Capital A.
Chaitanya has over 15 years of corporate experience working at companies such as Wipro, Deutsche Bank, and Goldman Sachs. His entrepreneurial debut was through Timios, a healthy snack brand for kids, which successfully raised funding from marquee investors. After scaling the venture, he eventually divested controlling stakes in the company to take up his new role at Capital A.
“At Capital A, we have strived to work alongside the founders in their startup journey and partake in adding value to the businesses we invest in, this is where Aswani’s rich experience will help us – as a corporate professional and as well as more recently as a successful startup entrepreneur himself,” said Ankit Kedia, Founder and Lead Investor, Capital A.
Chaitanya said he is looking forward to working with the team to identify and invest in high-potential companies and help them achieve their full potential. “Capital A is uniquely positioned to make a significant impact on the Indian startup ecosystem, and I am excited to be a part of this journey,” he said.
Founded by Ankit Kedia, the former promoter of Manjushree Technopack, the largest manufacturer of rigid plastic packaging in South Asia, Capital A is a seed to early-stage venture capital firm.
Recently, Capital A had unveiled ‘Evolve’, a dedicated fund for the electric mobility ecosystem startups. Capital A claims to have supported more than two dozen startups across gaming, electric mobility, SaaS, creator economy, and sustainable business sectors. The fund aims to continue supporting 8-10 startups each year going forward.