Sunil is an entrepreneur, investor, advisor and mentor with over 20 years of experience in financial consulting, portfolio management and Investment Banking. He is the Managing Partner of Sprout Group.
Prior to founding Sprout, Sunil has worked with MAPE Advisory Group, a leading mid market investment bank as Vice President in their Investment Banking Division. Prior to this, Sunil has worked with JP Morgan in their investment banking division. Between the two organizations Sunil has worked on transactions worth over USD 1,000mn+ and was instrumental in crafting, leading and closing transactions of USD 650mn.
Sunil has been an active angel investor and also mentors a number of start-up founders on strategy and growth.
Sunil holds a MBA from SP Jain Centre of Management, is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelors in Commerce from Bengaluru University.
Gills is an experienced finance professional with over 11 years expertise in investment management in MSME and social impact ventures.
Prior to joining Sprout, Gills was Vice President with CapAleph Advisors India Private Limited an Investment Manager to an INR 1000mn food and agribusiness fund. Prior to this he has worked with National Skill Development Corporation, responsible for providing debt financing to vocational training institutes. He started his career with SIDBI Venture Capital Limited (SVCL), the venture capital arm of Small Industries Development Bank of India, wherein he was a part of investment team and responsible for investments in MSME space across various sectors.
Gills holds a Masters in Management Studies with a specialisation in Finance and graduate degree in Commerce from Mumbai University
Suhas K B
Asst. Vice President
Suhas is a startup enthusiast with over 7 years of experience in technology consulting and investment banking. He closely works with early and growth stage companies and has helped several internet businesses raise capital.
Over the last 5 years, Suhas has been instrumental in raising $100mn+ across 15 transactions for technology and internet startups.
Prior to Sprout, he spent 3 years with Khetal Advisors, a boutique tech-focused investment bank. Priort to this, he founded a technology services company and also had a short stints with Moody’s Analytics and Accenture.
Suhas is an Engineer from Bangalore Institute of Technology, VTU.
Rakshith has over 4 years of experience in Investment Banking, financial planning and Auditing. At Sprout, Rakshith predominantly spends his time in the consumer and consumer-tech sectors. Over the last three years, he has led execution for various deals totalling $50mn+ in transaction value
Prior to joining Sprout, Rakshith interned with Dhariwal & Sreenivas, a leading mid market Chartered Accountant & Advisory firm and worked across multiple segments including Audit, Taxation, Litigations and Advisory.
Rakshith is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelors in Commerce from Bengaluru University.