We are experienced investors cum operators of
India-centric businesses in three segments:
1) Big Data and Analytics
2) Digital Media and Commerce
We partner with proven and ambitious entrepreneurs and managers to build disruptive and market defining businesses that have the promise of creating entirely new markets as well as generating exceptional returns. While we spend considerable amount of time in the early days of an investment on sharpening the strategy and getting key operational drivers in place, what distinguishes us is our focus on execution.
Our business leadership and investor experience provides us with tools and insights to develop a practical view that vision without execution is often meaningless. There are numerous dots that typically need to be connected between vision and execution. With high doses of our involvement in strategy, M&A, finance, sales & marketing, and building high performance organizations, our entrepreneurs are able to connect their vision-to-execution dots faster and develop their businesses more effectively.
Zodius builds exceptional market defining businesses in new and high growth areas where an exciting new market is emerging and there is no leader in place to drive the market. Operational since 2011, Zodius typically develops one company every six months and works intensively with its portfolio company teams to “speed up” and “shape up” for exceptional growth and profitability.
Group FMG (FMG) redefines the marketing equation. Put simply, the company develops, creates and executes high–impact solutions to help marketers create innovative offerings, while differentiating existing ones. FMG does this by leveraging analytical insights, harnessing new technology, embracing creativity and building on its scale and global reach.
BluFin is a Zodius-backed market-defining Financial Content company. The company was set up with the mission of enhancing transparency, reducing complexity and developing ‘social’ communities and platforms that transform the experiences and potentially the returns of retail and institutional investors in India. BluFin launched its flagship product, The Consumer Confidence Index for India, on April 16, 2012.
Only Much Louder operates at the intersection of three key elements – alternative culture, youth and brands. OML started in 2002 as an artist management and booking agency, which still remains its core business through its brand The Syndicate.
Only Much Louder’s music festival division promoted and executed the highly successful NH7 Weekender festival and Invasion festival properties between 2010–12. OML routinely tours leading international artists in India and have promoted artists such as David Guetta, Lady Gaga, Imogen Heap, Mumford & Sons, Jay Sean, Basement Jaxx, The Prodigy, Bobby Friction, Asian Dub Foundation, and Laura Marling in India. Their technology business, OML Digital, focuses on brands and entertainers and runs the popular alternative culture portal NH7.in. OML also runs a video content production house, Babble Fish Productions, which develops and produces innovative content such as The Dewarists and MTV Sound Trippin’.
Only Much Louder was founded by Vijay Nair (who is the CEO of the company), and co-founded by Girish “Bobby” Talwar.