Team Archive - GrayMatters Capital

Founder

Founder “…. I was sitting with a woman in Bangladesh, and I asked the question, “What are some of your dreams?” She started talking about her dreams for her children, for her relationship with her husband, and for more of a say in family decisions. Then she says, “Well, what are your dreams?” And it […]

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SMITA SIRCAR

Smita is President & CEO of Gray Matters Capital (GMC). Smita believes in the transformational power of human capital combined with business models that blend profit with purpose. She loves to work with teams aligned to a common vision and currently serves on many boards including Gray Matters Capital, Indian School Finance Company, Edfin MicroFinance […]

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RAUNAK SINGHVI

Raunak serves as the Chief Financial Officer at Gray Matters Capital. Raunak has more than two decades of experience in Finance across multiple industries including Impact investment, Life Insurance, Financial Services, Payments, Insurance Broking, Manufacturing, FMCG, Industrials and IT Services. He has built his expertise in areas as diverse as Due Diligence, Investments, Transformation, Controllership, […]

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JENNIFER SOLTIS

Jennifer leads the Atlanta office and GMC’s Global Engagement efforts to promote our work and build stronger relationships. She also manages our coLABS portfolio. In addition, Jennifer manages Gray Matters Capital’s Atlanta grants portfolio and alignment between investment and grants strategies. Jennifer joined the team in 2010 as Program Associate of First Light Ventures, one […]

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PRANAY ADHVARYU

Pranay serves as the Head of Investments and Portfolio Management. Pranay has 15 years of work experience with investments of over $300 mm across over 14 deals with sector expertise in healthcare, education, BFSI in both traditional and tech enabled businesses. He has worked on several business transformational projects to boost/ turn around businesses and […]

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LAURA WILSON PUTZ

Laura serves as the General Counsel for Gray Matters Capital (GMC), Gray Matters Charitable Foundation (GMCF) and their various affiliates. She joined the team in 2009, and has been overseeing the establishment of entities and their compliance with authorities and regulations in multiple countries, along with FBAR and PFIC filings ever since. As the ‘Legal […]

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SRINITA MITRA

Srinita leads the Post Investment of Gray Matters Capital’s edLABS portfolio. Much like art being a form of self-expression; inking the glass walls of the office with time value calculations of investments made, is Srinita’s way of expressing her numerical bent of mind. She brings with her over 9 years of experience in banking, finance, […]

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SHARDA VISHWANATHAN

Sharda joins coLABS as the Business Development Lead. She has worked with nonprofit organizations, impact advisory firms and grant-making foundations in India, Singapore and Malaysia in areas as diverse as gender, governance, citizenship and human rights. Having designed community engagement programs and managed outreach for organizations in the social impact space, Sharda will be contributing […]

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SUPRIYA GUPTA

Supriya has 11+ years of corporate experience across the Education, Real Estate, and Telecom sectors in UAE and India. She worked for Emaar Properties and Limitless Properties in Dubai. She led the FP&A team and was responsible for reviewing the business plan and financial statements, and budgets for UAE and international entities. She also did […]

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ALIFYA LOHARCHALWALA

Alifya joins as the Strategic Initiatives Lead and works at the CEO’s office to drive Gender focused Innovations and Ecosystem development to deliver new growth and value to our mission. Alifya has been a Gender focused development practitioner and an advocate of Social and Economic Equity. She has more than a decade of hands-on experience […]

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RUCHI BOHRA

Ruchi joined GMC as Accounts Associate and has 6+ years of Experience working in multiple industries including, Financial Services, Outsourcing, and Consultancy.  She started her corporate career with Atyati Technologies in the Finance team and was responsible for recognizing revenue and direct cost and related compliances.  Before GMC, she was working as an Account Manager at Online Account […]

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TANYA MARTINEZ

Tanya has developed a solid hands-on expertise, with 18+ years in different industries, such as technology, energy, tourism, construction and consulting. Her skills and experience in financial & strategic planning, operations & process auditing, project administration, management and budgeting, are contributing to support and optimize the performance of operational departments within Gray Matters Capital’s portfolio […]

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OMKAR KULKARNI

Omkar led the program at EDUGILD – A Global EdTech Accelerator before joining Gray Matters Capital to lead its six month blended Accelerator Program – the GMC Calibrator. In this capacity, Omkar helps start-ups with creative use of technology for effectively enhancing the learning experience of users. Omkar is passionate about bridging edtech organizations with […]

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SUKHDEV SINGH

Sukhdev is the office assistant at Gray Matters Capital’s office in Bengaluru. Besides making the perfect cups of tea and coffee, Sukhdev is the travel concierge and the go-to person for anything logistical. All in all, he ensures that everyone in office works at their efficient best.

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VICTORIA FRAM

Victoria is the Co-Founder and the Managing Director at VilCap Investments, which is the for-profit investment fund of Village Capital, a venture capital firm that identifies, provides training for, and invests in early-stage ventures seeking to address issues in agriculture, education, energy, financial inclusion, and healthcare. Victoria has worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on the Program Related […]

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ANGELA RASTEGAR

Angela Rastegar is an investor and entrepreneur who brings over 12 years of experience in strategy and social impact, and is passionate about supporting early-stage businesses. Currently, she serves as the Director of Circle Surrogacy – one of the oldest and most experienced surrogacy and egg donation agencies in the world which has helped build […]

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KAREN PAJARILLO

Karen Pajarillo has more than two decades of experience as a private equity investor and board member. She joined the Riverside Company in 1995 and established the firm’s San Francisco office in 1998. The Riverside Company is a global private equity firm focused on making control and non-control investments in growing businesses.  As a Partner with […]

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AMIT RATANPAL

Amit Ratanpal joins Gray Matters Capital as the Chairman of its Education Finance initiative GEFC as well as part of its Investment Committee. He currently serves as a Founder and Managing Director at Blinc Advisors which invests in startups in the education and financial services space by adopting a hands on approach. He is also […]

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