Vishal is the Director of Corporate Business Advisors Pvt Ltd (CBA Capital) which manages Education Catalyst Fund, a US$ 20 Million onshore fund in which Gray Matters Capital is an anchor investor. The fund is focused on supporting edtech companies that offer solutions to low income families in the education, and jobs & livelihoods areas.
Vishal is passionate about being associated with young companies doing something to not only make profits in the long run but also to make an impact on society and the planet.
He has 20 years of experience in financial services including impact investing, scale-ups, start-ups and turnarounds. He has served as the Investment Director at Caspian Advisors and was the Senior Vice President - Commercial Banking at JP Morgan Chase.
He currently serves on advisory and company boards of several companies such as Sonata Finance, Eko India, Alwar General Finance, Arohan Financial Services, Trident Microfin and Bellwether Micorfinance Equity Fund.
Educated in Engineering and Management, Vishal has experience in promoter management, business planning, financial planning and corporate governance.
Vishal is an animal lover and has 4 dogs and 4 cats as part of his family in Goa.