Deepak is the Co-Founder and CEO of Equity Crest, India’s trusted platform for connecting promising young companies with high quality investors in order to fulfill their capital needs. He has 19 years of experience in investments & finance across angel investing, ventures, fixed income and financial management. Deepak holds a B.Tech from IIT Bombay & MBA/MS(Finance) degrees from the United States.
Before joining Equity Crest, Deepak was Investment Director at Intel Capital- where he spent 8 years driving venture deals. At Intel, Deepak was an early investor in companies that went on to create more than $1B in market value. He led investments in companies including Sasken (IPO), Future Software (Acquired by Flextronics), Omnesys (acquired by Thomson Reuters), Career Launcher, Tejas Networks and Savaari Car Rentals.
Deepak has also been playing in the seed stage eco-system for some time. Early in his career, he helped develop and roll-out a seed investment program for emerging markets for Intel Capital. More recently he has been an active angel investor with more than a dozen investments to his name.
Deepak is married with two kids. He is an active contributor to many charities too.
Just yesterday, I got a question from a prolific angel investor who has been doing investing in the seed space for the past couple of years. He asked, "What kind of companies should he be investing in given the chill in the market environment?" That got me thinking a bit deeper on the subject.