Nikhil Vora is the Founder and CEO of Sixth Sense Ventures; India’s first domestic consumer centric venture fund. Nikhil was earlier the Managing Director and Head of Research at IDFC Securities, and has been regarded as one of the strongest analytical minds in the country. The core of Sixth Sense lies in the belief that the next big wave of dysfunctional growth will be led by players who are going to be driven by completely different skill sets / capabilities and not necessarily capital. Sixth Sense has invested in ETHOS (India’s largest luxury retail watch chain) and CROSSROADS (India’s largest Road Side Assistance Company). Sixth Sense philosophy lies in investing in the Consumer of Tomorrow…Today!!!
Nikhil has been invited by the “Nestle Global Consumer Board” and the “Regional CFO forum” to give a presentation on the potential roadmap for Nestle India. He has also evolved a strategic road-map for Hindustan Unilever, Aditya Birla Group, Marico, Godrej etc. His research has been accredited by some of the largest global funds like Capital, Fidelity, Alliance Bernstein, Putnam, Schroder’s etc. Nikhil has been rated by Asia Money / Institutional Investors consistently for being amongst the best analytical minds in the country. In the Asia Money polls 2012, Nikhil was voted as India’s No.1 analyst. He also has the rare distinction of being voted Asia’s Best Analyst by the Wall Street Journal in the same year. Along with advising clients, he also has been a venture capital investor and on the board of a few of his investee companies. Some of the earlier Venture Investments made by Nikhil Vora in his personal capacity includes - Bewakoof India, BVG India, Cloudseed Legal (www.Rainmaker.co.in), Parag Milk (Go Cheese), Infinite Analytics, Intellisys Technologies, Kangaroo Kids, One97 (PayTm), Mannash Lifestyle (www.purplle.com), Reznext Solutions, Rooms Tonight, Technology Frontiers, Tarnea Technologies and Vini Cosmetics (Fogg Deo). A post-graduate in Management, Mr. Vora was a member participant at the Future Leaders Program at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, London. He was also bestowed with the ‘Thought Leadership’ award by IDFC Ltd.