We are a passionate team of investors, bankers, consultants and data scientists, working to bring efficiency and transparency to the fast-growing private markets. The ZPX leadership team has considerable global experience at the cutting edge of venture investing, technology, analytics and advisory.
Ramani Ramachandran (Ram) has close to two decades of experience across consulting, IT, product management, corporate development and investment banking across the US, Europe and Asia. Most recently, he was a Principal at Auctus Advisors, a leading Indian management consulting firm, where he has advised clients in the public sector, in technology and infrastructure on a range of projects, including, policy advisory, innovation, asset management & fund-raising. Ram has been actively involved in the technology secondaries space, having been involved in transactions in a number of leading technology companies in the US and Asia. Previously, he founded Global Advisors Singapore, a boutique financial advisory firm focusing on transactions in the India-S.E.Asia corridor. Ram has also held leadership positions with Moodys Corporation, based out of both New York and London, and worked as a management consultant with Deloitte Consulting, based out of New York. Ram also created one of India’s earliest financial media properties, (www.dealcurry.com). Ram has a B.Tech in Electronics & Communication from the National Institute of Technology, Calicut, India, a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow, India and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, Boston, USA.
Aditya is a Director at Odyssey Research Advisory and was previously Co - Founder at a startup aiming to disrupt Corporate Social Responsibility. As Director of Odyssey research, he has conducted several high value contracts in sourcing Boiler Turbine packages from China. Aditya has been involved in Investment Banking, fundraising, M&A and Debt restructuring transactions over the last two years. Currently based out of Singapore, he has strong networks across the region with a focus on China. He holds a BSc in ECE from Georgia Institute of Technology and an entrepreneurship certification from The Graduate School of Business at Stanford.
Prateek is an alumnus of Goldman Sachs, where he built risk management models for decision support, bringing together math modeling, ML and Analytics. Prateek holds a Dual Degree in Electrical Engineering from IITM ( B Tech + M Tech), where he graduated at the top of his class. He has a keen interest in AI and ML, and has done research in the area of speech recognition. He built a deep-learning speech recognition system for low resource data-set that beat the then state of the art performance (published the paper in interspeech 2015). At IITM, he also headed the International Alumni Relations Cell, the Internship Cell and the Analytics Club.
Gautam has nearly 15 years of experience in Investment banking, corporate strategy, entrepreneurship and venture investing. He started his career within the Fixed Income Sales & Trading division of UBS Warburg in 2001. During his five years with the firm based out of London and Frankfurt, he managed the firm's relationships with some of the largest and most prestigious insurance companies, pension funds, hedge funds and institutional money managers in Europe. Gautam subsequently co-founded a start-up in the F&B space in India, which was subsequently exited. Gautam has been closely associated with the Manipal Group's principal investing and strategic initiatives since 2010, and was later a founding member of Aarin Capital in 2012. At Aarin Capital, he was principally responsible for the firm's direct investments in early stage tech ventures in India and the US. He led the firm's investments in a number of marquee companies in India and the US including Byju's Classes and Counsyl. Gautam also served as interim Head of Strategy and Markets at Stempeutics, a leading global stem-cell therapeutics company.
Gautam is also an occasional angel investor (Counsyl, 21 Inc, Sattva Media etc) and an Advisor to several tech start-ups including Blowhorn, India's leading intra-city logistics company. He was an early adopter of Bitcoin, and closely tracks and believes in the burgeoning public crypto/blockchain asset class. Gautam is a BSc (Honours) graduate in Philosophy and Economics from the London School of Economics (LSE) and has an MBA from INSEAD. He is also a CFA Charterholder (USA).
Board of Advisors
Our global advisory board is composed of highly accomplished investors and operators with deep networks in SEA, China, India and SV.