Meet the Founder
Founder and CEO at Convanto, Vandana is a versatile & dynamic professional with over 25 years of rich experience in International and Domestic Business Advisory & Fund Raising. An adept strategic planner with a proven history of mentoring Business start-ups, identifying new growth avenues, developing innovative strategies and building high-performing teams. Her core area of work is Fund Raising for early-stage start-ups across sectors and industry sub-verticals.A diversified set of experiences has enabled Vandana to develop an eagle's eye for spotting opportunities in industries that are set for long term growth in the Indian economic context. She is also passionate about helping businesses reach the right people and fulfill their business requirements.
Vandana had a Family Office in Singapore and Jakarta. She worked as an Investment Banker & Advisor to Family Offices and Angel investors in Jakarta, Indonesia, helping start-ups from a diverse background, from Fin-Tech and B2B Tech all the way to consumer startups. She was raising funds for them & providing them with a range of services just as Convanto does today. After 15 years of staying in Singapore and Jakarta, she came back to India. She did investments for a bit, and then returned to advisory. That is when Convanto was founded. Today Convanto is one of the most well-known boutique investment banks in India and led by a female founder.
Today, she is also a Venture Advisor with Loyal VC, the INSEAD-led Canadian VC Fund, having a core portfolio of over 160 investments in more than 35 countries. Over the years, she has arranged Funding for startups & growth-stage companies in diverse sectors like, EdTech, FinTech, Consumer B2C & B2B, AgriTech, Health- tech, Food- tech, Disruptive & DeepTech as well as non-Tech sectors.
She has been awarded as one of the Top 10 Women Leaders in Wealth Management 2021. Her brand Convanto comes under the Top 10 Women Entrepreneur Brands along with NYKAA Her expert opinion is often sought by leading business news channels and publications like VCTV, and Business World, and she has participated in 200+ talks - you can easily see them on YouTube. She is connected with 300+ investors globally, picking up global deals while being sector agnostic. Her ticket size is $1-$50million.
Convanto, along with its founder, has been the recipient of numerous accolades. These are as listed below: