Partners for Growth for
India’s Tech Entrepreneurs

Filter Capital seeks to partner with the next generation
of Indian entrepreneurs who are leveraging technology
to build enduring businesses.

The Filter Capital Thesis: India + Tech + Growth

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Our Strategy

Filter Capital seeks to build partnerships with growth-stage technology and tech-enabled businesses in India. We target opportunities in sectors such as consumer technology, software, technology services, financial technology and B2B platforms, where companies are using technology to harness the special demographics spanning Indian consumers and businesses, while looking ahead to long-term expansion beyond India’s borders into regional and global markets.

Our Focus on career growth

Our Value

As seasoned growth investment advisers, we actively partner with our entrepreneurs to create value. Filter Capital is also assembling an advisory board featuring experienced technology business builders globally with specific insights into the technology ecosystem.

The Filter Capital Opportunity

Consumer Technology

We are excited about the prospects of entrepreneurs leveraging digital platforms to offer a superior proposition to the next generation of Indian consumers in segments such as retail, education, health and media.

Software as a Service

SaaS shows strong potential to be India’s next IT success story, as the Internet reduces costs associated with developing, selling, implementing and maintaining cloud based software platforms, and India-based software developers focusing on delivering innovative solutions to enterprises globally.

Technology services

India’s large and high-quality technology talent base continues to play a pivotal role in driving digital transformation for global enterprises through services in new technologies such as cloud, mobility and Artificial Intelligence.

Financial Technology

We anticipate India’s vision of a virtually “cashless” society will be realized as user-friendly applications promote wider trial and adoption of electronic payments, while digital platforms and new market entrants lower the cost of underwriting and distributing financial products.

B2B platforms

Rapid proliferation of Internet has changed how consumers and enterprises conduct commerce, thereby driving a significant transformation of underlying logistics infrastructure and supply chains across industries.

Current Portfolio of Filter Capital Fund

Chalo is a technology platform for city bus networks, offering in-app tracking and payment options to bus riders and operators. It operates in over 15 Tier 1 & 2 cities in six states in India. The company was founded in 2014 by Mohit Dubey.
www.chalo.com

Loadshare is a leading tech-enabled last mile and regional logistics provider. The company was founded by Raghuram Talluri, Pramod Nair and Rakib Ahmed in 2017
www.loadshare.net

Capillary is a SaaS based loyalty and e-commerce software platform. It works with over 250 retailers and brands globally. The company was founded in 2008 by Aneesh Reddy.
www.capillarytech.com

Prior Portfolio of the Filter Capital Team

The Filter Capital Team

Nitin Nayar - Founder & Managing Partner

Nitin Nayar

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Filter Capital India

Nitin brings over 17 years of investment advisory experience from his tenure with the India affiliate of US-based global investment firm Warburg Pincus LLC, including six years as a Managing Director (2012-17), where he spearheaded the company’s investment advisory activities in the technology sector in India. In his role as Managing Director, Nitin evaluated close to 300 opportunities in technology and tech-enabled businesses including Internet and e-commerce, software and IT services, payments, logistics, education and health. He advised on investments of over $200 million in three notable Internet and software businesses: Quikr, CarTrade, and Capillary Technologies.

Nitin graduated with an AB from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Sumit Sinha

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Filter Capital India

Sumit brings over 15 years of investment advisory experience primarily focused on the technology sector in India. Before joining Filter Capital, Sumit led the technology investment practice at Multiples Alternate Asset, where he oversaw investments in Dream11, PeopleStrong and Quantiphi. Prior to that, he spent 5 years with the India affiliate of US-based global investment firm Warburg Pincus LLC where he worked alongside Nitin on the firm’s growth-stage technology practice in India including advising on its investments in Quikr, CarTrade and Capillary Technologies. He was also employed with the technology investment teams at Permira in London, and Temasek Holdings in India. He started his career at McKinsey & Co. in India and Hong Kong.

Sumit graduated with a BTech from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and completed his MBA at The Wharton School, graduating with Honors.

Narayanan Alagappan

Associate, Filter Capital India

Narayanan joined Filter Capital in April 2021. Prior to joining Filter Capital, he served as an Analyst with TVS Capital for two years. TVS capital is a mid-market growth PE fund focusing on financial services, logistics, B2B services and consumer sectors. Prior to that, he spent three years with Barclays.

Narayanan completed his Chartered Accountancy and cleared all levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program.

Harsh Mehta

Associate, Filter Capital India

Harsh joined Filter Capital in December 2021. Prior to joining Filter Capital, he worked with Kotak Investment Bank for three and half years. While at Kotak Investment Bank, Harsh was involved in advisory and capital market transactions across sectors like consumers, healthcare and industrials.

Harsh received an MBA from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta and a Bachelor’s degree in commerce from St. Xavier’s College.

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