Partnering with passionate entrepreneurs to build lasting businesses

Our approach

We invest in ambitious businesses whose vision we can share and grow. Our strength is identifying the potential in these companies and helping them fulfil it. We seek out the passionate entrepreneurs that will shape the economy of India and using our broad experience and expertise we help them build lasting, successful businesses.

Our investments are assessed, and our input measured, in three areas; scale, transformation and partnership.

Scale

We look at a business within its wider context. What is happening in that sector? Can this company be a leader? What would that take to achieve? Our team has multi-sector experience and expertise and backed with specific research each member is empowered to act decisively.

Transformation

The right kind of growth – real and lasting – can only happen with the right kind of input and support. Success comes from identifying and dealing with the pain points that all businesses encounter. That is why we are committed to our relationships. Your problems are our problems and we offer strategic input to overcome them. This can be new business development, senior level hiring, business planning, better governance, or raising funds and restructuring. We look at these challenges as opportunities to make the difference.

Partnership

We share the entrepreneurial spirit. We want to see new businesses thrive and grow. We invest our own capital alongside our investors. It puts us where we want to be – understanding the needs and expectations of ambitious entrepreneurs and delivering the best returns for our investors. Our partners see that our approach reflects the joy we feel in delivering results.

Our portfolio

15

Investments

1m

financial services customers

115k

employees

520k

student customers

“They are out much more than us and were important in bringing an outside in perspective to capital markets, acquisitions and public policy. They were important partners in building the company and putting together an IPO that worked for everybody.”

Manish Sabharwal

Chairman and Co-founder, TeamLease

“With their clear thought process and continuous desire to push the extra mile, Gaja Capital has helped grow this business at pace. Considering the control barriers in the space in which we operate, Gaja Capital added value in Corporate Governance and has become an integral part of our business.”

Paul P. John

Chairman & Managing Director, John Distilleries

Recent investments

Suryoday

Western India focussed SF Bank

SportzVillage

Leading provider of sports management services to schools & corporates

Bakers Circle

Leading frozen dough & confectionery supplier to Indian food services industry

EuroKids

India's second largest Pre-K chain