Gopal Jain is managing partner and co-founder of Gaja Capital, an India-focused growth & buyout firm based in Mumbai. Founded in 2005, Gaja is a leading player in India’s private equity market with an exceptional track record of investments. Gaja has invested consistently in India’s mid-market across themes in education, financial services, consumer and SaaS with a key focus on driving scale and transformation in its portfolio companies via operational value add.
Gopal leads both the executive and investment functions at the firm and has personally led several of the firm’s investments. He has been a professional investor in the Indian capital markets for almost thirty years, having led or co-led over 25 private equity investments since 1995. Prior to Gaja Capital, he was country head for the Boston-based View Group, one of the pioneers in Indian private equity.
Gopal is an active columnist and is currently member of SEBI’s Alternative Investment Policy Advisory Committee and Indian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association’s Executive Committee. He has a deep interest in the social sector and leads Gaja Gives which supports a wide and growing number of philanthropic efforts in India.
Gopal completed his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from IIT Delhi.