Vinay is a senior professional with 16+ years experience in investments, strategy and operations in the technology, financial services and energy sectors across multiple geographies (U.S., Europe, South Asia and Middle East). Currently, Vinay is Investment Director at Stakeboat Capital, a growth equity fund that focuses on investments in healthcare, industrials, enterprise tech and financial services.
Prior to this, Vinay was Managing Director of Boson Ventures and founding member of Noon digital in Dubai (Tech venture with $1 Billion funding from the Emaar Group and Sovereign Wealth Fund PIF of Saudi Arabia). He established and headed the strategic investments arm called Boson Ventures to nurture the digital ecosystem in Middle-East in AI, blockchain, IoT and other deep tech sectors. Before Boson, Vinay was Director of corporate development at Flipkart, where he drove investments and acquisitions across the digital space (Fintech, e-commerce and logistics). Vinay’s key learnings in financial services came at the height of the financial crisis, when he helped banks and specialty finance companies raise defensive capital and navigate complex Wall Street regulations as an Investment Banker at Goldman Sachs, New York. Before his foray into finance and investments, Vinay spent 5 years in operations at Schlumberger Europe and U.S., developing and manufacturing hardware & software for hydrocarbon extraction.
Vinay has degrees from Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT Sloan School of Management) and University of Maryland. Vinay is passionate about technology and is actively involved in the start-up ecosystem in India across multiple forums.