Chairman, TVS Capital Funds Limited

Gopal Srinivasan is the Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of TCF and a third-generation member of the TVS Family. Over an entrepreneurial career spanning 30 years, he has incubated 8 companies operating in diverse sectors including technology, financial services & auto components. A passionate entrepreneur and an avid angel investor, he is actively involved in the promotion of Entrepreneurship. He is the Founding member of "The Chennai Angels", Chennai's premier Angel Investor network and is also associated TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) where he provides guidance to budding entrepreneurs on incubating businesses. Gopal is also an active member and former Chairman of the IVCA (Indian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association). As a member of the Alternative Investment Policy Advisory Committee (AIPAC) of SEBI, he recommends policies for growth of Venture Capital & Private Equity in India. He is a member of the Venture Capital Investment Committee for SIDBI's Fund of Funds for Start-ups (FFS) programme. Gopal has also been associated with the Confederation of Indian Industry's (CII) National Committee for Private Equity & Venture Capital. Gopal is an MBA from the Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. When not mentoring the investment team or sharing his passion for building businesses with client partners, Gopal may be found behind an apron, baking some lip-smacking delicacies. He is also an avid reader and TVS Capital's in-house Google; from Mythology to Technology, history to geography, he has read it all.