Nilesh Kothari is the Co-founder of Trifecta Capital, a new age platform for start-ups. Across its three divisions – Venture Debt, Growth Equity and Tech Enabled Advisory Solutions, Trifecta Capital provides alternate capital and solutions to start-ups across different stages. Trifecta Capital pioneered venture debt funds in the country in 2015 and today are the largest having provided over US$ 600 million of venture debt to 150+ start-ups. The Firm boasts of 25 unicorns and another 25 that are likely to become unicorns in next 3 years. Portfolio companies include Big Basket, Pharmeasy, Cars24, Vedantu, Infra.Market, ShareChat, Dailyhunt, UrbanCompany, CureFit, CarDekho, Blackbuck, Ninjacart, NoBroker, Kreditbee, Dehaat, Turtlemint, Livspace, GoodGlam, Global Bees, Ixigo, Meesho, Atomberg, PaperBoat, Udaan, Rebel Foods, Cashfree, Stashfin and BharatPe amongst several others.
Previously, Nilesh served as Global Managing Director (Ventures & Acquisitions) at Accenture plc. and led several large acquisitions and investments for Accenture across the world. Overall, he has experience of over 30 years across entrepreneurship, corporate finance, M&A, structured credit and investments. He also worked with large reputed Indian conglomerates like the Aditya Birla Group, Hero Group and JM Financial in several new ventures including Mangalore Refinery, JM Mutual, Hero BPO and Zenta (successfully exited to Accenture).
He has travelled and worked across the world – North America, Asia Pacific and Europe. He enjoys working in entrepreneurial, high growth, diverse and multi-cultural environments.