Shilpa is a Chartered Accountant who started her career with Citigroup in corporate and investment banking operations. Post Citi, Shilpa incubated and sold an art portfolio venture. She is also a certified global career counsellor from UCLA, and spends active time in mentoring students, startups and sponsoring social initiatives across a few NGOs that she has been associated with.
Harjeet is a member of the Bharti Management Board and a Group Director who drives strategic aspects of businesses across telecom and non-telecom. He plays the role of Business Sponsor driving core delivery and value creation for consumer and real estate businesses of the group. Prior to this, Harjeet served as Director-Finance, CFO of Bharti Enterprises and Group Treasurer of Bharti Airtel. Before joining Bharti group in 2008, he had 12+ years of corporate and investment banking experience at Citibank.
Early-stage investing is an equal passion for Harjeet and Shilpa, via India Angel Network and other early-stage platforms, mostly as investors and selectively as mentors too.
Over the last 4 years in Delhi, we have seen the successful co-mingling of monetary contribution, complemented by providing intangibles to the Investee firms – wisdom, leadership, guidance, process orientation. We see big CSR funding for large NGOs but the relatively smaller ones do not get a worthy opportunity to get the right funding along with the right mentorship. Contributing that correct combination at SVP has kept us charged.