Our Team

  • Ateet Sanghavi
    Ateet Sanghavi is a Partner of Purple Ventures, and heads diversified functions, as finance, business development, ideating & incubating ideas.

    Prior to starting Purple Ventrues, Ateet was an associate with the Investment Banking/ Mergers and Acquisitions Department at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, previously known as DSP Merrill Lynch Limited, India’s leading investment bank. During his 6 years tenure, he was involved in raising and executing over USD 16.0 bn through various capital market/M&A deals, with some of the largest deals in Indian history.
    He is also currently a board member / honorary board member / advisor / chairperson / mentor to various listed and non listed companies in India and internationally including Universal business School, Dasra, rentomojo, Bombay Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Garware Club House. He often also gives guest lecturers to various education institution including the prestigious Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research.
    He has a Bachelors and Masters in commerce from University of Mumbai and is also a graduate of the prestigious Wharton Business School’s Executive Program on Investment Banking.

  • Nirav Shah
    Advisor – United Kingdom
    Nirav Shah has an extensive global experience in Banking. Prior to joining Purple Group, Nirav was Vice President with the Leveraged Finance Corporate Banking team at Citibank in London. During 9 years of tenure, he gained a global experience working with Citibank in Mumbai, New York and London. He also has a very diverse banking experience within Leveraged Finance, Corporate Banking and Risk Management. In his last role at Citibank, Nirav led the Diversified Industrials and Transportation sector for Leveraged Portfolio group in North America and was the founding team member of the group. He is a CFA charter holder, and has Bachelors in Management Studies and Masters in Commerce from University of Mumbai.
  • Sujata Butani
    Sujata Butani is not just any young dynamic individual who has completed her C.A.P.E – II but, is also pursuing her C.C.R.A (Certified Credit Research Analyst) from AIWMI. She brings with her a number of years of experience predominantly with S.K.BatliBoi & Associates. (Ernst & Young ) in the TCE-Assurance Dept.
    She’s worked with some industry leaders such as Standard Chartered & kukreja Builders. When she’s not working Sujata spends her time educating the underprivileged & offering her help at Sehwani Medical Aid Unit.
  • Nishit Shah
    Nishit’s experience is very dynamic and encompasses a plethora of sectors. He started his entrepreneurial journey simultaneously while pursuing his engineering degree by co-founding an FMCG distribution company. In the past, he’s also worked as a software engineer with Accenture India for a little over two years and has been faced with crucial operational challenges met in large organizations while working in various projects. His journey has always been passion driven; he enjoys learning about businesses across various industries and demographies. He has keen interest and wishes to excel in the strategy consulting space and optimization practices using operations management.
  • Sushant Bagade
    He is young focused individual passionate about finance. As a fresh and young mind, he aspires to achieve the knowledge in Investment Banking/Mergers and Acquisitions as well as Capital Markets.

    He is pursuing Post Graduate Diploma in Management at an esteemed B-school in country Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM-C) . He completed his Bachelor’s in Technology from College of Engineering Pune [COEP].

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