Our Team

Prasanta Talukdar, Assistant Genaral Manager (Investment)

Prasanta lead the Investment Team at NVCL. He has more than 15 years of combined experience across Equity Investments and Consulting in Developmental Sector that includes various projects assisted by multilateral funding agencies such as ADB & KfW. Prior to NEDFi, he was working with SMEC, a multinational consulting company known for technical excellence and innovative socially accepted sustainable solution to generate economic wealth and provide essential infrastructure services in some of the world’s fastest growing economies. He has a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Statistics from Assam Agriculture University, Assam.

Mrirani Sarmah, Assistant General Manager (Legal)

Mrirani looks after the Legal aspect of NVCL. She has 14 years’ of experience in documentation for Equity & Debt Instruments, Legal Litigation & Arbitration and Corporate Law. She has a Master’s Degree in Commerce and Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Guwahati University. She is also a qualified CS (intern).

Zaveer Zaman, Manager

Zaveer looks after Investments at NVCL. He has more than 10 years’ of combined experience Equity and Debt Funding across sectors primarily in the North Eastern Region. He has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Marketing & Finance) from Tezpur University, Assam and Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in Commerce from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

Rajiv Khaidem, Manager

Mr. Rajiv Khaidem is part of the investment team at NEDFi Venture Capital Ltd. He joined NEDFi in the year 2009 as Management Trainee and during his 14 years stint at NEDFi, he has held the post of Branch Manager of NEDFi Imphal Branch as well as Manager in Project Finance Department where he has nurtured several entrepreneurs of various categories. He is an MBA in Finance & HR and Graduate in Microbiology and has received specialized trainings from reputed institutions such as CRISIL, EDI, JNIBF, NIBM, NIMSME and IIBM etc. Prior to joining NEDFi, he has worked in companies such as GE Capital, Barclays etc.

Mr. Siddhartha Lahkar, Assistant Manager

Siddhartha is a part of Investment Team at NVCL. He has more than 8 years’ combined experience in the field of Equity & Debt Funding. He also has experience in general administration and prior to joining NEDFi he has worked as a Production Engineer in Flexible Laminate Industry in the field of production planning and execution. He has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Finance & Human Resource) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Instrumentation).

Nickson Sharma, Analyst

Nickson is an Investment Analyst at NVCL. He has more than 4 years’ combined experience in the field of Entrepreneurial and Startup ecosystem. Prior to joining NVCL he has worked with diverse firms in India Startup ecosystem namely 91Springboard, Startup Tunnel, Tracxn etc. He has an MBA from Amity University & California State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from VTU, Karnataka.

Gaurav Barrick, Analyst

Gaurav has almost 10 years of Investment Banking & Policy Making experience with various Public and Private sector organizations. He has an MBA-Finance from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade and also has a Ph.D. in International Finance from the same Institute.