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ChrysCapital and Sequoia Capital India grab two awards at APEX’19 PE-VC Awards

Mumbai, India, Feb 27, 2019: ChrysCapital and Sequoia Capital bagged two awards each as part of the “Awards for Private Equity Excellence” (APEX) event organized by Venture Intelligence. 

ChrysCapital bagged the Private Equity Fund Raise of 2018 Award (Closed $850 M Fund VIII within 4 months of launch) and the Private Equity Investor of 2018 Award (for its Exits from LiquidHub with 4x in dollar terms (within 4 years of its $53-M investment), AU Small Finance Bank with 11.5x return,  Torrent Pharma with 2.95x, City Union Bank with 2.83x, L&T Infotech with 2.56x)

Sequoia Capital India won the Early Stage VC Investor (the firm registered 10x+ exits in Byjus Classes and SCIOInspire) and VC Fund Raise of 2018 (the firm closed an almost $700-M Fund VI).


Award Winners at APEX'19 PE-VC Awards

The event opened with a Fireside Chat with Kiran Reddy, CEO of SPI Group interviewed by his long time friend and colleague Vineeth Vijayraghavan.



Snapshots of the Awards Ceremony:
(L-R) Gopal Srinivasan, Chairman & MD of TVS Capital Funds presents the Accelerator of the Year award to V Ganapathy, Co-founder and CEO of Axilor.



(L-R) Kiran Reddy, CEO of SPI Group presents the Seed VC Investor of the Year award to Ashish Fafadia (CFO and Partner), Alok Mehta (Finance Lead) and Arpit Agarwal (Principal) at Blume Ventures.



(L-R) Sesh A.V, MD, Basiz Fund Services presents the Early Stage VC of the Year award to Piyush Gupta, MD, Sequoia Capital India.


(L-R) Harjit Singh, Founder, EB5 USA Services, presents the Family Office Investor of the Year award to Kishore Musale (Founder Chairman), Salil Musale (Executive Director), Rijul Jain (Team Member) and Hari Krishnan (Fund Manager) at Astarc Ventures.


Shyam Pandya, Partner, Economic Laws Practice presents the Impact Investor of the Year award to Kartik Desai, Executive Director, Asha Impact and his team members Aditi Gupta (Principal), Raghav Rungta (Associate) and T.T. Venkatraghavan (Sr. Associate).


Harjit Singh, Founder, EB5 USA Services presents the VC Fund Raise of the Year award to Piyush Gupta, MD, Sequoia Capital India.


Sujata Sesh, Vice President, Basiz Fund Services presents the Growth Capital VC Investor of the Year award to Ankit Prasad, Norwest Venture Partners.


Yeshasvini Ramaswamy, Founder, MnAgenome congratulates Jitendra Gupta, MD, PayU India (Part of Naspers Group) on receiving the Strategic Investor of the Year award.



Shyam Pandya, Partner, Economic Laws Practice presents the Real Estate Investor of the Year award to Suresh Maramreddy, Principal- Real Estate, Apollo Global.


Sujata Sesh, Vice President, Basiz Fund Services congratulates Visalakshi Chandramouli, Founding Partner, Tata Capital Healthcare Fund on receiving the Healthcare Investor of the Year award.


Sumit Sinha, Partner, DMD Advocates presents the Mid-Market PE Investor of the Year award to  Gopal Jain, Managing Partner, Gaja Capital.


Sridhar Venkiteswaran, CEO & Executive Director, Avalon and Santosh Sreedhar, Executive Director of Avalon present the Private Equity Investor of the Year award to Kunal Shroff, Managing Partner of ChrysCapital.



Harjit Singh, Founder & CEO, EB5 USA Services presents the Buyout Fund of the Year award to Amit Jain, Managing Director and Aravind Krishnan, Sr. Associate at Blackstone.


Aakanksha Joshi, Partner, Economic Laws Practice presents the Private Equity Investor of the Year award to Kunal Shroff, Managing Partner of ChrysCapital.



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