We are investors focused on the India consumption opportunity. We look to back innovators who are working in unchartered territories, on ideas that have the potential to disrupt the traditional ecosystem. Our portfolio includes many exciting companies such as Pharmeasy, Yumlane, GoMechanic, Prettysecrets and many others.
Our team consists of a mix of entrepreneurs and those with consumer operating experience to help early companies in scaling up operations, marketing and building a brand story. We love tech and non-tech companies equally and look to make 8 to 10 investments a year.
We have been venture investing since 2008, first as private investors and then as Orios from 2013. We are a part of two unicorns and several other large stories. Survival, scaling, hiring, shoestring-marketing, pivoting, firefighting, fundraising, offshoring, etc, we have been through them all with our companies. We are your partners and will work closely with you to build something very special.
The Misfits behind the #Misfits
Rehan has been an entrepreneur since 1992 and has built 3 successful companies. He leads investments in Consumer Technology.
Becoming an entrepreneur right out of college, Rehan has straddled leadership, marketing, sales and operations. At his last company Flora2000, which he founded in 2004, he gained early insights into Digital Marketing and complex operations. He brings his 25+ years of experience to his investments.
An alumnus of St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, Rehan is the founder of Indian Angel Network’s Mumbai Chapter, co-founder of Harvard Angels India, a TiE charter member and on the Executive Council of Indian Venture Capital Association. Also the founder of two gourmet clubs, he’s our chief foodie. Luckily, all our offices have gyms attached to them!
“Whenever I meet a founder, be it the first time or the 100th, he/she has my utmost empathy and attention. Having walked down that path myself and still walking it, I know how important it is to have someone who believes in you.”
Anup leads our FMCG and Retail investments and has over 20 years of experience of building brands across countries and categories.
We knew there was something about Anup when we heard Yum Brands! had sent him to become CMO of Pizza Hut Australia. After graduating from Delhi College of Engineering and FMS Delhi, he spent his career in marketing with Proctor and Gamble, Yum! Brands, Indya.com and Whirlpool. He has been an angel investor in areas of Agri-tech, B2B tech, HR tech and Digital Media.
Anup is also our Chief Explorer who loves discovering new places and cultures, like a local. Our go-to guy for vacations and weekends, thanks to him, we are regularly uncovering new territory!
Rohan Dedhia leads investments in Consumer Technology and brings years of experience in consulting and investment banking.
Having spent years at J.P. Morgan as an investment banker and as a strategy consultant with KPMG, both in their technology practices, Rohan’s passion for innovation can be felt in every conversation.
An alumnus of the Indian School of Business (ISB) and VJTI, Mumbai, when not immersed into investments or sectors, Rohan can be found deep sea diving in places you’ve most likely not heard of.
Gopal Modi is President at Orios with over 20 years experience, handing our investor relations.
After finishing his MBA from Loyola University, Chicago, Gopal went on to found India’s 1st private LPG company, which he exited. He then held senior roles at JWT, Flora2000 (where he met Rehan & Mayur) and other consumer businesses. An experienced marketer, he is our go-to guy for anything campaign related.
Mayur Padia is our CFO and handles finance, compliance, legal and due diligence.
Having managed angel investments and then Orios’ fund portfolio, Mayur has done it all in the world of venture investing with primaries, secondaries, exits, M&A, follow-on rounds, legal, due diligence and multi-country structuring. An expert in structuring, he has helped many founders wade through complex structuring and tax issues.
Mayur is a qualified Chartered Accountant. He loves to spend his free time with nature, be it trekking or simply relaxing under a tree!
Abhirup focuses on consumer internet sectors including social networking, media and education. He comes from a background in consulting and entrepreneurship.
Giving entrepreneurship a stab out of college, Abhirup went onto consulting at E&Y, then the well known Housing.com, and subsequently coming on board with us.
He works closely with with Anup, Rohan & Rehan, helping them manage our investments and is the “first officer” on many of them. An alum of IIT Bombay, he aspires to be an avid traveler, making the most of it everytime he can get away.
“What fascinates me the most when I talk to entrepreneurs is to see how the passion to innovate instills “superhero” abilities in them, which is visible in everything they do and create”