Sandeep's passion for investing in innovative companies drove him to establish Kaizen Private Equity. As the Founder of the fund, he has been instrumental in driving the overall strategy and building the firm's knowledge and client network across the globe. His investing thesis stems from the belief that investors that bring sector expertise will differentiate themselves and be in the best possible position to assist the portfolio companies in their growth.
He believes in forming trusted partnerships with companies and their management teams on a shared commitment to achieve excellence and growth. Sandeep’s passion is to work closely with entrepreneurs who have a deep sense of purpose and a solid plan for identifying and owning emerging white spaces and leveraging initial ownership to build highly valuable differentiated and sustainable companies.
One of his professional commitments is to promote and improve the overall human wellbeing in emerging markets by investing in opportunities such as education, wellness and smart living. These sectors have a long-lasting impact on the economic growth of societies especially with lessons learned from developed markets. Kaizen Private Equity’s first foray in education is a step towards the realization of that overall commitment. Over time, cross-border opportunities with developed markets are expected to drive greater value in emerging markets.
Sandeep has been a part of the venture capital and private equity industry since 2002 and has been credited with numerous successful transactions the United States and in Asia. He sits on the boards of various education companies and is a frequent speaker on emerging education trends globally.
He has an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.