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Vinod Murali

Vinod Murali is Managing Partner and Co-founder of Alteria Capital. Vinod has 19+ years of experience spanning Venture Debt (13+ years), Mezzanine Capital & Structured finance, Corporate Banking and Branding. He has been engaged in the startup ecosystem in India for more than a decade.

At Alteria Capital, Vinod has led several high profile deals including Dunzo, Spinny, Mensa Brands, Rebel Foods (Faasos), BharatPe, Lendingkart, Toppr (Byju’s), Zest Money, Portea, Sunstone Eduversity, Universal Sportsbiz Pvt Ltd, Loadshare, Raw, Clover, Melorra, LBB, Generico (Zeno Health), Cropin, Country Delight, Mfine, Euler Motors, Muvin, Nua, Ayu Health, Fingerlix, Faces, Cityflo, Happay, Onco, Fisdom, Instamojo and Damensch among others. 

Prior to starting Alteria Capital, Vinod was Deputy Chief Executive Officer at InnoVen Capital India and Managing Director (2014-2017). During this period, Vinod was responsible for InnoVen India’s Loan business which included Origination, Execution and Portfolio Management. During this period there was aggregate deployment of $150mn+ of venture loans under his leadership and companies funded include Byju’s, Oyo Rooms, Swiggy, Pepperfry, Yatra & Firstcry. Since 2012, Vinod successfully led the deal team at InnoVen India to execute 100+ transactions across sectors like Technology, Healthcare, Education, Fintech, Retail and Clean-tech. He also launched and led the mezzanine debt financing business aimed at providing profitable, lower middle market, bootstrapped companies in India with flexible growth capital options.

Vinod is a Charter Member with TiE Mumbai and has been invited to participate in various expert panels and address gatherings conducted by Vibrant Gujarat Start-up Summit (2016), TiE, VC Circle, IIT Mumbai, Tech Sparks and Forbes India among others. Vinod is also a well recognized blogger and has been invited to contribute to various national media platforms. These include columns for HT Media’s Mint (one of India’s top business publications in collaboration with Wall Street Journal), Entrepreneur Magazine and Yourstory.com.

Prior to joining InnoVen Capital (then named SVB India Finance) in 2008, Vinod worked in Citigroup as part of the Corporate and Investment Banking Group where he managed large Corporate relationships across Auto, Healthcare and Consumer industries besides starting Citigroup’s Media lending practice. Prior to Citigroup, Vinod worked in ICICI Bank with stints across Corporate Branding, Rural and Agri Business & Corporate Banking.

Vinod holds a PGDBM (MBA) from the Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad and a Bachelor’s degree in Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology at Chennai (Madras). Vinod enjoys running and binge-watching TV shows. His interests include Science fiction, Cricket, Psychology and a healthy dose of trivia across all these topics and more.