Kunal leads the investment initiatives as well as operations at AdvantEdgeFounders- India’s leading seed stage technology fund focusing on auto, mobility& the EV ecosystem.Kunal has beenactively mentoring and investing in startups in his individual capacity as well. He is passionate about partnering with companies across the mobility spectrum including smart vehicles, digital auto, logistics, shared & electric mobility. Having identified trends in shared mobility early, Kunal led investments into and helped build market leaders in the space including Rapido, Shuttl, Chalo& ZingBus. Fund II continues its focus and has backed a number of market leaders including Exponent, Park+, Nakad, Sheru, Jar and TyrePlex.
Kunal has worked closely with his portfolio companies to raise subsequent rounds of capital from leading VC’s, PE’s and Hedge funds including Seqoia, LightSpeed, Matrix, Coteau, Ribbit, Amazon, Warburg, Fidelity, WestBridge, Nexus, Tiger, Accel, Khosla Ventures etc.
Kunal is a Director on the Boards of Rapido and ZingBus, Board Observer at Chalo, Exponent & Grip Invest. He is also an advisor to Droom, Park+ and Blue Atom.