Mr. Vipul Mankad has longstanding experience of managing Venture Capital / Impact Investment funds. He has managed full Fund life cycle and has led many successful transactions across multiple industries and stages in different emerging markets.
Vipul joined SEAF (an international investment management group that provides growth capital and business assistance to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in emerging markets) as Global Investment Officer and is also a member of its “Global Investment Committee”, responsible for investment related operations of Funds managed by SEAF across different markets.
At present he manages SEAF India Agribusiness Fund, a $41.8 million fund investing in small and medium-sized enterprises in India’s agribusiness space. Besides India, he is also responsible for providing oversight to funds in Bangladesh and Tanzania.
Prior to joining SEAF, Vipul worked at leadership positions, like President of SIDBI Venture – India (VC arm of SIDBI- National level DFI supporting SME , sponsored by Government of India), VP with Gujarat Venture -India (supported by the World Bank) and with prominent Development Bank in Gujarat (GIIC).
He is an MBA and Chemical Engineer. He also holds a Diploma in Finance from ICFAI (India).