About Our Chapter
Delhi+Acumen is a volunteer-led group that seeks to bring together like-minded individuals in India’s National Capital Region to who are passionate about supporting Acumen’s mission to create a world beyond poverty through ‘patient capital’.
We are building a platform for social entrepreneurs, investors and policymakers to have a transparent dialogue on investments in socially critical sectors in India.
Meet the team
Before starting Human Data Systems, Aman worked with Convexity Solutions & Advisors, a quantitative hedge fund, where he looked after raising funds and primary data analysis. He was also in charge of new initiatives that the company wished to set up and invest in. He gained experience working in the financial industry with companies such as Religare Macquarie Private Wealth and ABN AMRO Bank, as part of the private banking& portfolio advisory team. Aman currently consults for G trade (a company focused on creating financial solutions to mitigate green house gas emissions); A family office based out of Delhi. He is a graduate from the Lancaster University Management School.
Deviyani is a part of the partnerships team at Zomato, the world’s fastest growing restaurant search and discovery platform. She previously co-founded a start-up, I Can. that works broadly in the education space. She works with high-school students to develop and hone their life skills and soft skills and also to promote entrepreneurship at the high school level. Prior to this, she worked as an analyst at Accenture Management Consulting, Gurgaon. She has also working with Mr. Ramchandra Guha, the author of ‘India After Gandhi’, as a research assistant. Deviyani comes with a background in mass communication after having pursued the same from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi (IIMC). She has interned with several places like ET Now, India School Fund and the Uttar Pradesh State Human Rights Commission.
Arushi is a senior at Stanford University studying Computer Science, currently on a gap year experimenting with developmental technology – the intersection of technology and social welfare. She is setting up the Code For India chapter in New Delhi, and developing a women’s safety platform called Zariya also under CFI. In addition she is working on creating a prototype lab in Delhi to brainstorm tech solutions to issues sourced from social good sectors. The current focus is healthcare and civic technology. In the past she has worked at Microsoft as a software engineering intern, and volunteered at a crisis-mapping platform in Kenya called Ushahidi.
Rajit is a Programme Manager at Central Square Foundation, a venture philanthropy fund and policy think tank focused on school education. He previously was a management consultant at PwC and also worked on non-profit due diligence at Dasra. He is a 2012 StartingBloc Fellow and studied Electrical and Computer Engineering and Economics at Carnegie Mellon University.
Rajat is a part of BlackRock India; the world’s largest asset manager. He’s working with the Financial Markets Advisory team, primarily focused on valuation and risk assessment of investment portfolios and structured products. Prior to joining BlackRock, Rajat worked with the Risk Management team at Ernst & Young; covering primarily asset management and private equity industry. In the social impact space, he was one of the 20 volunteers selected across different APAC offices at BlackRock for a fundraising campaign for Room to Read ‘s mission to build libraries across India. Apart from this, he was also associated with a few NGOs in the education space. Rajat is a Business Economics graduate from University of Delhi.
Vaibhav Singh, Co-Chair
Vaibhav is a part of Providence Equity Advisors India. Providence is the world’s leading private equity firm focused on technology, media, telecom and education investments. Prior to joining Providence, Vaibhav worked for the India coverage mergers & acquisitions group at Lazard. Apart from the private sector roles, he has also worked on pro-bono projects for Ministry of Social Justice (Govt. of India) and World Economic Forum. Vaibhav received a Bachelor of Commerce from the Shri Ram College of Commerce.
Utkarsh is the founder of a start-up; Do Delhi, which works in the leisure & experience management space. He at Do Delhi is building a large network of Delhi based tour operators, event organizers, restaurants etc and a marketplace where leisure travelers/travel agents can discover and book activities/tours for their trips. Utkarsh holds a lot of interest in strategic thinking, urban poor economy, reverse psychology and has presented a couple of research papers on ‘Transformational Leadership: value of ethics and morals’ and ‘Immiserising Growth in the Arab World’ at national level conferences. Apart from this, he is an avid cricket supporter and is regular for games on weekends. He is a graduate from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, University Of Delhi, with a Bachelors in Commerce (Honors).