Exponential Capital launches early-growth fund to fuel next gen entrepreneurs


The world of entrepreneurs is filled with world changing ideas that could shape the future of how we live. These ideas need fuel in the form of experiences, enabling networks, mentorship and ‘Patient capital’ while always putting the ‘Founders First’.

With this vision of empowering the next generation of budding entrepreneurs, senior executives, Rohit Jain – Managing Director for Lionsgate South Asia and Networks-Emerging Markets Asia, Vishal Mahajan – Senior TMT and Consumer sector Investment Banker and Board Member, Debabrat (Debu) Mishra – Managing Partner at Career Dynamics; a Leadership and Career Advisory venture, Srikant Sreenivasan – Co-founder of HashInclude, a Technology Incubator and Siddharth Kabra – CEO VoltUp have come together to float a fund, Exponential Capital.

The new-age fund will support entrepreneurs who have long term vision and macro-objectives for scaling businesses that will transform lives.

Exponential Capital will operate on +capital principle, which means the founders will bring in their network, their relationships, experiences and skills to mentor and guide entrepreneurs they will decide to invest in, serving as co-founders and partners. The Fund is looking to back a selected few startup each year that could be the potential market shapers of next decade.

Rohit Jain

Rohit Jain, Managing Director for Lionsgate South Asia and Networks-Emerging Markets Asia, said, “We are extremely excited to come together and bring this fund to life. We strongly believe that innovation is about breaking constraints. We are sharply focused on promoting exponential technologies that will change the world we live in and create a positive impact.

“We don’t just want to be investors, but we want our founders to tell us how best we can support them, and we will do so by leveraging each and every strength and commitment that each one of us brings to the table,” Jain said.

The founders of Exponential Capital are reputed professionals from across the industry who bring their expertise, experience, and strong network to fuel entrepreneurial dreams.

These include:

  • Rohit Jain – CEO of companies ranging from Media to Distribution to Consumer Goods. Responsible for creating billion+ dollars organizations from the startup stage.
  • Debabrat (Debu) Mishra – Managing Partner at Career Dynamics; a Leadership and Career Advisory venture. Serial entrepreneur and investor across sectors ranging from Tech companies to Coffee, has experience of running innovation and startup ecosystems, coaching and advising CEOs, CXOs and Boards of companies in India, Middle East and Asia Pacific.
  • Siddharth Kabra – CEO at tech-based electric mobility company with 20+ years of experience of heading sales and setting up large distribution for media, consumer durable and in-depth understanding of last mile across thousands of Indian cities and new focus on AI & ML.
  • Srikant Sreenivasan – Co-founder, HashInclude, a technology incubator, with over 27 years of experience and 4 successful exits.
  • Vishal Mahajan – Senior TMT and Consumer sector Investment Banker with 20+ years of transaction and advisory experience at YES Securities and E&Y; has worked closely with entrepreneurs across new-age sectors and successfully closed industry shaping consolidation transactions.