Vamesh Chovatia joined the NEA team in June 2011 as Managing Director of New Enterprise Associates (India) Pvt. Ltd. (NEA India) based in Mumbai. Vamesh brings with him a total of over 22 years of experience in Private Equity Investing, Private Equity Advisory and Investment Banking. Prior to joining NEA, he was Director- Private Equity at Kotak Investment Advisors Limited since 2005. He was responsible for originating transactions and investing in several companies like Home Solutions Retail, BVG India, NSE, MCX, Diamond Power Infrastructure etc. While at Kotak he also managed investments in life sciences and pharmaceuticals services sector investing in businesses as diverse as drug discovery, contract research, clinical research, biopharmaceuticals etc. and helped build a portfolio of companies like VLife Sciences, Siro Clinpharm, Indus Biotech, Rubicon Research, Bharat Serums & Vaccines. During his stint with Kotak, Vamesh has experienced a full life cycle of successful fund raising, investing and exiting businesses.