Programme Chair, India-Uk X-over
Vishal is an entrepreneur, investor and ecosystem builder.
Vishal is a former Investment Banker. He worked in various roles at JP Morgan, ABN AMRO, Lloyds and Commerzbank, where he was instrumental in setting up and leading cross-product solutions and teams, working on a cumulative $100 bn+ of transactions.
After leaving his corporate career in 2013, Vishal set up an independent investment advisory and consulting practice working closely with several family offices and private investors. He has invested in and arranged a cumulative $100 mln+ of trades for own/managed accounts spanning both public and private markets. He continues to work selectively with other family offices to co-invest in and introduce early and late stage investment opportunities across the startup/ tech corridor.
Vishal set up Kabeela.life Ventures (the innovation tribe) in 2016 with a mission to build a globally connected ecosystem for commercialisation and investment in startup led innovation. He chairs the Investment Committee and has been instrumental in operationalising various ecosystem programmes by forging partnerships with startups, corporates, investors and other stakeholders. Current programmes include India-UK Xover, Global Fintech Innovation Lab and Global Ecosystems Summit.
Vishal is passionate about building and connecting the India-UK tech corridor. As a Tech London Advocate, he actively support’s the tech ecosystem in the UK and builds bridges with other global innovation hubs.
Vishal is a thought leader who has been a presenter, keynote speaker and panelist at several global forums. He is entrepreneurial, creative, versatile, fun-loving, sincere, and believes in building long term relationships.
Vishal holds a B.Tech from IIT Kanpur (2000) and an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad (2003), where he was an Aditya Birla Scholar and recipient of the TATA Award for excellence.