The Beginning

World V

World V is the brainchild of the founders of our two partners. Two IIT’ians with global exposure and outlook decided to start a platform from India to explore options of investing in projects, which shall drive global outreach for Indian entrepreneurs and help create a growth vector for the base economy and at the same time give their Investors ROI scenarios that ensures their continuous exposure with their venture.

It is with this view and vision World V was created in March of 2019 after planning and designing of nearly 15 months. The thinking was to invest in companies that have sound offerings and bring a much needed change of approach in portfolio evaluation process. The thought was to ensure the Investor’s buy-in & ensure continued investment into a space that shall nurture and grow the elements to establish a continuous trend that will transcend into the acquired portfolios and ensure investor interests.

A mix of Investors and Industry Experts with presence across all major Start-up centres in India.

The Team

Leadership Team

Madan Gopal Khanna

Director - India Operations
Lotus Ventures

Madan has diverse experience across commodities, capital markets and financial service businesses.

Deepak Shetty


A marketing leader, with experience in companies such as Samsung, Moser Baer strategizing sales.

Rajiv Semwal


A leader, entrepreneur and seasoned venture investor with over 30+ years of experience.

Investment Committee &
Advisory Board

Ajay Mahajan

A long serving wholesale banker leading transformation of Wholesale Banking.

Anshul Agarwal

Anshul has varied experience in spearheading Revenue growth of Secondary Market & Stock Market.

Ashish Agarwal

Mr. Ashish Agarwal is the Chairman of –Startups Committee of Ph.D. Chamber of Commerce. In a career spanning more than 25 years, he has advised several Corporates, NBFCs, AIFs on their strategic and financial needs, especially debt and capital raising and mergers & acquisitions.

Rajesh Patel

An entrepreneur & more recently climate change activist.

Sanjay Agarwal

Sanjay is an Alumni of Rajasthan Commerce College and ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad.

Saurabh Chawla

Saurabh is an M & A expert & a strong functional domain expertise in Private Equity & Capital Market.

Shailesh Churiwala

Shailesh is an innovative & has researched in detail in areas of AI, IOT and Blockchain. He has done a lot of work on designing novel solutions for the finance ecosystem.

Syed Rizvi

Veteran Leader in Financial Industry with varied exposure in multiple geographies.

Abhinav Sonkar

Writer by passion. MBA in Finance from IIM and B. Tech in Computer Science having experience in Investment Banking.


Chetan Pandya


Fintech professional with deep experience in capital markets & banking, applies design thinking to drive exponential solutions.

V Swaminathan


A seasoned Merchant Banker and Portfolio Manager who led many IPOs, Right Issues, Private placements, M&A.

Global Ops

Gaurav Reddy

Research Analyst

Electrical Engineering graduate from University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign with a deep interest in sports and technology.


Abhishek Singh

Research Analyst

Aswin Kumar

Research Analyst

A B.Com graduate who is an investment research enthusiast having worked as a consultant faculty for technical analysis and has experience in commodity market research.

Sakshi Khadke

Research Analyst

A Tech fanatic, with a Computer Science major. A professional effectively utilizing her data analytic skills including fields of ML as well as AI.

Aditi Nanoti

Research Analyst

Pursuing Masters in Applied Economics & passionate about Business Analytics and Research coupled with Programming.

Bhavya Idnani

Research Analyst

MBA Graduate with analytical mind to analyze and improve on every step. Has a keen interest in learning and eye for detailed research.

What's Unique?

World V

Eclectic team of founders, entrepreneurs, business leaders, deep-tech specialists and financial service professionals allow comprehensive vetting

Access to collegium of technology / strategy leaders who actively advise, consult, design and evaluate deep learning

Geographically diverse team that comprehends / assimilates diversity in promoter aspirations, trade practices, market penetration, operating risks and team ethos

Deep exposure to marketing, sales development, industry liaison, vendor relationships, mergers and acquisitions

Aggregate experience of 100+ years in Tech space across business development, product
management and intuitive decision making

Feet on street industry veterans who drive business goals, control capital flows, market
services and lead business continuity