Tushar is an accomplished professional with experience
spanning multiple sectors from Venture Capital (Brand Cap), Big 4 Consulting (Deloitte &
Touche), LSE-listed Sistema’s India unit (MTS India) to CFO of Guggenheim Partners-owned
company (DLI). He is Mentor and Judge at Entrepreneurship cell’s of IIT-Mumbai, IIT-Delhi, IITChennai, IIT-Kharagpur, IIT-ISM-Dhanbad & such marquee Institutions. Tushar has expertise of
Financial & Business advisory, Fund raising & creation of docs/ collaterals for VC Funding.
Tushar is a Venture Advisor with Loyal VC, the INSEAD-led Canadian VC Fund, having a core
portfolio of over 160 investments in more than 35 countries. He is also Partner with GSD Venture
Studios, a Silicon-valley based Venture Builder.
Over the years, Tushar has arranged Funding for startups & growth-stage companies in diverse
sectors like, EdTech, FinTech, Consumer B2C, B2B & D2C, AgriTech, Disruptive & DeepTech as
well as non-Tech sectors (Please see Recommendations on LinkedIn).
His expert opinion is often sought by leading business news channels and publications like CNNNews18, VCTV, Business World, Business & Economy, Qrius and Digital Market Asia. He has come
on 100+ talks – Just check on YouTube, VCTV streaming site
https://latoken.com/vctv/investor/1040 & Kansaltancy.com
He received Executive education from Harvard Business School, MBA in Finance from University
of Delhi and B.Tech from The Technological Institute of Textile & Sciences
- • What is your educational background?
I have completed Executive Education from Harvard Business School, an MBA in Finance from University of Delhi and B.Tech (Textiles) from Technological Institute of Textile & Sciences – Bhiwani, which is affiliated to the “Textile Institute Manchester, UK” and part of the leading Industrial & Education house in India “The Birla Group”. Major part of my Schooling has been at Montfort School, Delhi.
- How did you begin your career? Was it in conjunction with the present role that you have taken up?
I got campus placement from Engineering College at Indo Rama Synthetics, a big poly-staple fibre manufacturing company at Nagpur. But I soon realised that I wanted to be either in IT or Finance. So I prepared hard for MBA Entrance examinations and got through MBA in Finance at the University of Delhi. I got campus placement in M&A division of SBI Capital but post my MBA, I co-founded an Education company called KITES which trained high school students in IIT entrance examinations. The company grew to 800 students and 3 centres in North Delhi and I got a very good exit when we sold it to Narayana Institute in 2006.
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For the last decade, I have been in leadership role, driving Business, with large companies and as an entrepreneur.
At Deloitte, I executed Private Equity assignments/ Valuations & Financial Advisory. At Brand Capital, I was part of the team investing across companies. At MTS India, as head of Debt division, I was instrumental in raising almost $2.5 billion of debt in 3 years and handled all round Financial goals as CFO of DLI, including compliances towards the PE Fund Guggenheim, as the main investor and owner.
I am Founder of Kansaltancy Ventures, an Investment Management firm as also Saffron First, a Startup Network/ Fund and all the roles played by me have deeply helped me in executing my present professional journey.
- Tell us more about your journey?
My social media links are at Linktree – https://linktr.ee/tusharkansal and Corporate website is www.Kansaltancy.com
I founded a startup Indus B2C Global in 2013. It was a startup into B2B consumer space. The product was Human Hair extensions which are sought after by mostly women of African origin. It was during my time with this startup that I realized the gaps between what startups need and what companies are offering to help the startups.
I quit full-time Management of this startup and became a financial investor. That’s when I launched Kansaltancy Ventures – we assist startups and growth stage companies with equity fundraising, debt, mergers and acquisitions and mentoring. We also help in getting business for the startups which we handhold.
A large part of my work at Kansaltancy Ventures is doing webinars and helping founders and team members of aspiring startups, reach their goals.
Today, I have made a lot of progress in creating an ecosystem in this field.
I am a Mentor and Judge at Entrepreneurship cell’s of IIT-Mumbai, IIT-Delhi, IIT-Chennai, IIT-Kharagpur, IIT ISM-Dhanbad & such marquee Institutions. I have expertise of Financial & Business advisory, Fund raising & creation of docs/ collaterals for VC Funding.
I am a Venture Advisor with Loyal VC, the INSEAD-led Canadian VC Fund, having a core portfolio of over 160 investments in more than 35 countries. I am also Partner with GSD Venture Studios, a Silicon-valley based Venture Builder.
Over the years, I have arranged Funding for startups & growth-stage companies in diverse sectors like, EdTech, FinTech, Consumer B2C, B2B & D2C, AgriTech, Disruptive & DeepTech as well as non-Tech sectors. The full list of 40+ Recommendations are on LinkedIn
My expert opinion is often sought by leading business news channels and publications like CNN-News18, VCTV, Business World, Business & Economy, Qrius and Digital Market Asia. I have come on 150+ talks – Just check on YouTube, VCTV streaming site https://latoken.com/vctv/investor/1040 & Kansaltancy.com!
- What are the offerings of Kansaltancy Ventures?
Kansaltancy Ventures (http://www.Kansaltancy.com and https://www.linkedin.com/company/kansaltancyventures) is an investment management and advisory firm into Equity fund raising, fund raising for VC Funds, Debt and Mergers & Acquisitions. It has years of experience Growth Companies to prepare for the unknown while meeting their Needs. Our verticals:
• Funding: Equity & Structured Debt Planning & Pitching to Investors
• Mergers & Acquisitions
• Pitch Deck Preparations & Presentations
• Business Plans & Project Plans Preparations
• Start Ups & Growth Strategies & Planning
• Go-To Market & Digital Marketing Strategies
• Financial Strategic Planning & Analysis
• Strategic Planning & Execution Advisory
• Business Valuations Advisory
As an independent Growth delivery firm, we can access many different Funding Options so that the customer can get the right Funding and services
Saffron First (https://www.linkedin.com/company/saffronfirst) is a Global Crowdfunding/ Angel Network & Fund, headquartered in Singapore, crafting investments in APAC/ India & providing domain specialists, capital & an ecosystem of strategic partnerships
- What advice would You give to youngsters wanting to follow you so that they do not face similar issues?
I would give the below mantra’s:
- Focus on skilling yourself – reskilling, upskilling and staying relevant to developing trends in your work area all the time
- Interact with good human being who are also specialists in their fields. At