Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Mayfield Fund is building its team in India

Mayfield Fund, which has $2.6 billion under management with investments in high growth companies in the U.S., China and India, announced the addition of Nikhil Khattau and Vikram Godse to its India investment team based in Mumbai, as reported by Finance Asia.

This follows the fund's two direct investments in the past six months in India in Tejas Networks and the Seed Fund. Mayfield's activities in India are being led by the U.S.-based Managing Directors Navin Chaddha and Robin Vasan.

Khattau was earlier the founding chief executive of Sun F&C Asset Management, one of India's first private-sector asset managers, which is now part of the Principal Financial Group.

Godse was a founder of JM Financial Investment Managers, an Indian private equity fund. Before that he worked in India for the investment unit of Cisco and for Infinity Venture Capital, one of India's first venture capital firms.

Mayfield will focus on investments in the consumer services (retail, entertainment and travel), infrastructure (power, roads, buildings and waste disposal), manufacturing and offshore sectors in the country.

No comments: