Anup Gupta has joined Nexus Venture Partners as a Mumbai-based managing director, with a focus on opportunities in the business and consumer services sectors. He previously was a group COO at WNS (Holdings) Ltd.
Nexus Venture Partners, India’s leading venture capital firm, today announced the appointment of Anup Gupta, 38, as Managing Director. Anup will be based in the Mumbai office and be involved in selecting new investments as well as working closely with portfolio companies. He will lead Nexus activities in business and consumer services.
Till March 2010, Anup was the Group Chief Operating Officer at WNS (Holdings) Limited, where he was responsible for global operations comprising over 20,000 employees across 7 countries. In his 8 year tenure, Anup played key roles in transforming WNS from an early stage company to an NYSE traded market leader with revenue of more than $300 million. At WNS, he led the largest business unit to market leadership position, developed new service lines, led the globalisation strategy and supported growth through acquisitions.
Previously, Anup was a Principal with eVentures India, a pioneer venture capital firm where he focused on developing services and consumer start-ups along with Sandeep Singhal, a co-founder of Nexus. Prior to eVentures, Anup was a Management Consultant at Booz & Company in Mumbai, where he worked with a several industrial companies in India. Anup graduated at the top of his classes from both Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and IIT Kharagpur.
“Anup is an entrepreneurial leader who has the rare combination of experience in working in start-up environments and scaling up and operating a public listed company. He will bring a unique perspective to entrepreneurs who are planning to build market leading companies. In addition, his understanding of early stage investing in Indian businesses is an excellent fit with the way we work at Nexus,” said Naren Gupta, co-founder of Nexus. “We are very pleased that Anup decided to become our colleague, as we transform venture and early-growth stage investing in India.” he added.
“I am delighted to join the Nexus team. In a short span of time, Nexus has become the leading venture fund in India with a strong reputation of being an active value-added partner.” said Anup Gupta. “I look forward to investing in high quality, passionate entrepreneurs and sharing my experience to help them scale up into world class companies.” he added.
About Nexus Venture Partners
Nexus Venture Partners (www.nexusvp.com) is India’s leading venture capital fund, founded by successful entrepreneurs in India and Silicon Valley. It has $320m under management and an active portfolio of over 20 companies across technology, media, consumer, business services, energy and agribusiness sectors. The Nexus team plays an active role in helping entrepreneurs and management teams build market leading businesses. Some of the companies that Nexus has invested in include Komli (Internet advertisement network), Suminter (Organic farming), Dlight (Solar Lighting), DimDim (Open Source Web Conferencing), Mapmyindia (Digital Navigation), Deccan Pharma (Neutraceuticals), Gluster (Open source storage), WhatsonIndia (TV Guide), Cloud.com (Cloud infrastructure), Pubmatic (Publisher Ad revenue optimization), Prana (Animation services) and Netmagic (Internet Infrastructure). Investors in Nexus include leading university endowments, foundations and sovereign funds.