Lightspeed ropes in Vivek Gambhir and Kevin Aluwi as venture partners

Vivek Gambhir and Kevin Aluwi are seasoned professionals with experience spanning multiple industries.

Lightspeed ropes in Vivek Gambhir and Kevin Aluwi as venture partners

Tuesday January 23, 2024,

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Early-stage venture capital firm Lightspeed Venture Partners has inducted two seasoned professionals, Vivek Gambhir and Kevin Aluwi, as venture partners.

Gambhir is a management professional with 30 years of experience as CEO, chief strategy officer, and board member in the consumer goods and consumer technology domains and management consulting in India and the United States.

Till recently, Gambhir was the CEO of boAt Lifestyle and later became a board member. He was also CEO at Godrej Consumer Products Limited. Prior to Godrej, he was a founding member of Bain & Company’s consulting operations in India. He also serves on the boards of Metropolis Healthcare, Honasa Consumer (Mamaearth), and Samast Technologies (Magic Pin).

According to a statement from Lightspeed, Gambhir specialises in partnering closely with founding teams to scale up their businesses.

Aluwi was most recently Co-founder and CEO at Gojek, a multi-service digital platform for Southeast Asia.

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On the new appointments, Bejul Somaia, Partner, Lightspeed said, "In their roles as venture partners, they will be collaborating with founders, shaping their journeys, and contributing to the growth and development of our portfolio companies in the region."

Lightspeed has a presence across the United States, Europe, India, Israel and Southeast Asia, with $25 billion in assets under management across sectors such as enterprise, consumer, health and fintech. Its key investments in India include OYO, Udaan, Innovaccer, Pocket FM, Darwinbox, and Razorpay.

(The copy was updated to correct the designation.)

Edited by Swetha Kannan