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Our Team

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Abhijeet Muzumdar

Abhijeet is the Senior Investment Advisor for the Amazon Smbhav Venture Fund and also the Corporate Development practice at Amazon. He joined Amazon in 2014 and has been a venture investor for over 14 years. Over the years at Amazon, Abhijeet has made investments across consumer internet, transportation, fintech, Software, direct to consumer brands and eCommerce. Prior to Amazon, Abhijeet worked with Bessemer Venture Partners and focused on consumer internet and financial services. At Bessemer, Abhijeet made the first institutional investment in Home First Finance Company, which went IPO in 2021 and Bharat Matrimony which went IPO in 2018-19. Prior to Bessemer, Abhijeet worked in the investment banking divisions of Edelweiss at Mumbai and UBS Paine Webber at New York. Abhijeet holds a Bachelors in Commerce & Economics degree from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce & Economics, Mumbai and an MBA from Adelphi University, New York.

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Alex Ceballos Encarnacion

Alex is a Vice President at Amazon’s Worldwide Corporate Development team. He is responsible for strategic investments, acquisitions and partnerships in the US, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, China and India. Alex also represents Amazon as a member of the board of directors on several Amazon investee companies. Prior to his current role, he led Amazon’s global credit team, where he oversaw all Amazon branded payments products worldwide. Before joining Amazon, Alex worked as an investment banker at J.P. Morgan New York in M&A and private equity and in leadership positions in operations management at Kraft Foods.Alex graduated with highest distinction from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and has an M.B.A from Harvard Business School. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Seattle Art Museum.


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Deepankur Malhotra

Deepankur joined the team in January 2022 after working in Private Equity and Investment Banking industry for ~10 years. During this period, he worked with Olympus Capital and Tata Opportunities Fund focusing on investments in Financial Services, Healthcare, Media, Technology and Consumer space. Before Private Equity, Deepankur worked in the investment banking divisions of J.P. Morgan and Credit Suisse in India.

Deepankur holds a Post Graduate Diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and a Bachelors in Technology from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

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Elizabeth Scallon

Elizabeth joined Amazon in 2020 and currently leads the Go To Market & Operations for the Amazon Smbhav Venture Fund, and Amazon Alexa Fund. Here she is engaging startups and investors throughout India, as well as ambient and immersive startups globally through startup programs, business development, and technical support. Elizabeth led the launch of WeWork's startup and incubation arm, WeWork Labs in US West and LATAM, and previous to WeWork Elizabeth led the team at CoMotion Labs at the University of Washington growing tech and biotech startups. Obsessed with growth and knowledge, Elizabeth went from a degree in Biochemistry, to Georgetown's Global Executive MBA in Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Emerging Markets. In 2019, Elizabeth was selected to join Harvard Business School's YALP program which aims to develop leaders who understand cross-sector collaborations for shared prosperity.

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Karthik Srinivasan

Karthik joined the team in July 2021 after working in the Private Equity industry for 13 years. Over this period, he worked with Standard Chartered Private Equity and Actis. He has been involved in 12 transactions across the financial services, chemicals, pharma, food and infrastructure sectors, investing over US$380m. In his most recent role with Actis, he played a key part in its investment in an SME focused secured lending Non-Banking Finance Company (Profectus Capital). He was also appointed by the investors on the Boards of portfolio companies including Profectus Capital, Symbiotec Pharmalab and AGS Transact Technologies.
Karthik holds a Post Graduate Diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and Masters and Bachelors in Technology from the India Institute of Technology, Madras.

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Mayank Nandwani

Mayank joined the team in 2021. He has 6+ years of experience in Private Equity and Investment Banking focusing on growth and late-stage investments in Technology and Consumer sectors across India and UK/Europe. He has previously worked at Faering Capital, Avendus Capital and Goldman Sachs, covering areas like E-commerce, Digital Media & Gaming, Payments, Logistics-tech and Software. Mayank holds an MBA from Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi and a Bachelors in Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering.


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Preetham N

Preetham joined the team in May 2015. While at Amazon, he has worked on several investments including Acko, Capital Float, M1xchange, and BankBazaar. Prior to Amazon he has worked as an investor (Nirvana Ventures), an investment banker (Avendus Capital), and an algorithms developer (Siemens). He also holds a US patent for his work at Siemens.

Preetham holds a Post Graduate Diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow.


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Ronak Sandil

Ronak joined the team in June 2017 and has worked in Investment Banking, Corporate Development and Venture Capital domains for 14 years. At Amazon, he has concluded investments in food & grocery, consumer tech, DTC brands. Before Amazon, he was a venture investor at Times Internet and an investment banker at Morgan Stanley. He has facilitated over $2Bn in M&A and invested over $700m across technology & internet, consumer products, retail, education, telecom, healthcare/pharmaceuticals and hospitality. He has been a representative on the boards of portfolio companies including Cricbuzz, Haptik, dineout, Willow.TV, MyraMeds, Witzig (holding company of More Retail) and MyGlamm.

Ronak holds an MBA from NMIMS and Bachelors in Economics from St Xavier’s College.