Cyrus Vandrevala is a leading international venture capitalist, entrepreneur and philanthropist. To date, Cyrus has invested in over 100 companies through various investment groups. He has also founded and successfully operated companies in the United States, India and the Middle East. Over the years, Cyrus’s investments have encompassed a wide range of industries and sectors, including IT-ITES-BPO infrastructure, telecommunications, global supply chains, logistics, real estate and construction.
Cyrus currently serves as Co- Founder and Vice Chairman of Intrepid Capital Partners (ICP), a private equity partnership that he co-founded with legendary venture capitalist Warren V. “Pete” Musser. ICP focuses on middle-market buyouts and growth equity investments. The companies in ICP’s current portfolio are located in the United States and India. Over the past several years, ICP’s two principal founders have executed successful initial public offerings on both the London Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ.
Cyrus received the Global Investor of the Year Award at the 2015 Asian Business Awards, which recognize Asian business excellence, acumen and achievement.
As a philanthropist, Cyrus has championed charitable causes around the world. He is co-founder of The Vandrevala Foundation, a social enterprise that primarily focuses on supporting people suffering from mental health issues. The Foundation launched a major mental health initiative in India in 2009, the flagship program of which is a 24x7 mental health helpline. Cyrus is also a major supporter of Elephant Family, whose goal is to halt the massive decline in numbers of the endangered Indian elephant.
Cyrus is married with two children and resides in London, England.
Priya Hiranandani-Vandrevala is an entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist with business interests in real estate and technology. She is the founder of several companies, including Hiranandani Living, a leading Indian real estate developer.
A chartered accountant by qualification, Priya spent the early part of her career with Arthur Andersen. In 2000, she founded Zenta Group, a business process outsourcing (BPO) firm serving blue-chip financial institutions. As Zenta’s founder and CEO, she grew the company into one of the Top 10 largest BPOs in India before overseeing the sale of Zenta to Accenture in 2005.
Priya has vast experience in Indian real estate dating back to 1998. Prior to founding Zenta, she headed sales and marketing for the Hiranandani Group, a pioneer in developing integrated townships in India. In 2006, Priya and her father founded Hirco to amortize a portion of the family’s land bank for the development of two large-scale, mixed-use townships in Chennai and Mumbai. Priya was instrumental in ensuring the townships were recapitalized after the 2008 global financial crisis.
In 2011, the World Economic Forum (WEF) nominated Priya into its Forum of Young Global Leaders, where she is a member of the Real Estate Steering Committee. For the WEF’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland in 2012, Priya served as Chairman of the Steering Board of the Real Estate Community.
Priya is very active with various government/non-government organisations focused on urban development policy in India. She is also co-founder of The Vandrevala Foundation, a social enterprise that primarily focuses on supporting people suffering from mental health issues. The Foundation launched a major mental health initiative in India in 2009, the flagship program of which is a 24x7 mental health helpline.
Priya is a post-graduate from Mumbai University. She is also the recipient of the Indo-American Society’s Young Entrepreneur Award.