Kaushik Anand, India head of the investment unit of Alphabet's CapitalG (Google Capital) has decided to leave the company. Anand had joined CapitalG in the year 2015. Under Anand’s leadership, CapitalG had made investments in Indian technology companies such as Freshworks, Cardekho, Practo, Cuemath, Aye Finance in India.
Anand will be joining A91 Partners, an investment company founded by ex-MDs of the venture fund, Sequoia Capital this year. Founded by VT Bharadwaj and Gautam Mago, A91 Partners is going to launch a USD 291 million investment fund, which will be used to finance early to growth-stage companies via series B and series C rounds of funds worth 10-30 million USD in 2019. "I do not look at or invest in companies at seed or series A stage," states Anand on his Linkedin profile, and for this reason, it seems Anand is an ideal fit for A91 Partners. He is expected to join A91 Partners next year.
Same as the founders of A91 Partners, Anand also worked as an investor at Sequoia Capital. Similar to this, ex-Sequoia employees- Sumir Chadha, Sandeep Singhal, KP Balraj, and SK Jain had come together to create WestBridge Capital in 2011.