Our team

Our investment roles are blended with operational responsibilities within the Guild ecosystem. Associates and specialists work together to assist founders in crafting growth strategies, building high-performing teams, creating distinctive brands, and embracing financial discipline.

Leadership

Iain Shovlin

Chairman & Founding Partner
Miami, USA

Before forming Guild Capital in 2009, Iain was a venture capitalist with Technology Crossover Ventures in Palo Alto, California for six years. At TCV, he undertook investments spanning consumer internet, business process outsourcing, and software. Prior to venture capital, Iain was a management consultant with Bain & Company.

Iain was born in Glasgow, Scotland and has an M.A. in International Business from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

ACTIVE INVESTMENTS

North America

Dr. Squatch, LA Collective, MessageControl, Petal, Ruggable, Spot & Tango, TechStyle, The Catch Co, Voyage SMS, Winc, O Positiv, Hedley and Bennett, Fresh Clean Tees

India

MegaExams, Qrius, NurseryLive, Codeyoung

Guild Ecosystem

Argyle, Atidiv, Blackwatch, Harlequin, Houndstooth

PREVIOUS INVESTMENTS

Exits

Gaming Insiders, Hautelook (Acquired by Nordstrom), Home Chef (Acquired by Kroger), Winc (partial exit), Gohealth (Acquired by Centerbridge Partners)

Prior to Guild

AdKnowledge, Claria, Dermstore, Dealon, EXL Service (NASDAQ: EXLS), Integres, Leadscon (Acquired by Access Intelligence) , NexTag, Security Source, Sensa, Total Attorneys

Daniel Newman

Principal
Miami, USA

Before joining Guild Capital, Daniel spent 5 years working in Investment Banking and Special Situations Investing at Goldman Sachs, Private Equity at Crestview Partners, and Business Development at Rhino Labs, an early-stage startup.

Daniel holds an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Palmer Scholar (awarded to those in the top 5% of their class), and a B.A. from Yale University

INVESTMENTS

Dr. Squatch, Ruggable, Voyage SMS, O Positiv, Hedley and Bennett, Fresh Clean Tees,
Spot and Tango

Harrison Quitman

Chief Financial Officer
Los Angeles, USA

Harrison manages Guild's finance function, supports investment due diligence, and provides strategic assistance to portfolio company management teams. Before joining Guild, he was a project leader at Boston Consulting Group's ValueScience Center, where he provided advanced corporate finance and valuation support to clients across geographies and industries. Prior to that role, Harrison was a generalist consultant at BCG.

Harrison holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and an A.B. in mathematical economics from Brown University. He is a member of the State Bar of California and a CFA® charterholder.

Apoorv Gautam

Chief Operating Officer
Mumbai, India

Apoorv has 11+ years of work experience with extensive background in management consulting and operations. His notable experience include being Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Co, being Head of Strategic Initiatives at Rivigo (an Indian logistics unicorn) and being COO at Atidiv. Over the last two years, in addition to being Principal at Bain & Co., Apoorv was also serving as a board member at Atidiv.

Apoorv holds an M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

INVESTMENTS

Megaexams, Qrius, NurseryLive, Codeyoung

Connor Feuille

Vice President
Los Angeles, USA

Prior to joining Guild, Connor spent 2 years working in the Technology Investment Banking group at Jefferies in the Bay Area and worked for and with early-stage companies in food delivery, sports & entertainment, and consumer technology space before and during his time at Stanford University.

Connor holds a JD & M.B.A. from Stanford University and a B.A. from Colgate University.

Advisors

Jay Weintraub

Venture Partner
New York, USA

Jay is an entrepreneur, investor, and the CEO and Co-founder of InsureTech Connect, the world's largest gathering of insurance technology entrepreneurs, investors, and industry executives. He is also the co-founder of Grow.co and HR Transform, and has an investment portfolio of 30+ technology companies, including AngelList. He was named 'Executive of the Year' in 2014 by LeadsCouncil and 'Event Innovators 2015: Most Innovative People in Events and Meetings' by BizBash in 2015.

Prior to starting multiple seminal industry events, Jay was part of the founding management team at Oversee.net in Los Angeles, and was the Director of Marketing Strategy at Advertising.com. Jay holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Jennifer Abrahamsen

Venture Advisor
New York, USA

Jennifer has 10+ years of experience across finance, entrepreneurship, management consulting, and executive search. She has worked for companies such as McKinsey & Company, Ramius Capital Group, and Graham Capital Management.

Jennifer holds an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where she was a Palmer Scholar (awarded to those in the top 5% of their class), and an A.B. in Economics from Harvard University.

Associates

Nikhil Patil

Senior Associate
Pune, India

Before joining Guild Capital in 2017, Nikhil worked with McKinsey & Company for 3 years as a management consultant on various projects spanning IT, real estate, hospitals, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, automobiles, and auto-components.

He has a B.S. and M.S. in Metallurgical engineering and Materials Sciences from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. Nikhil hails from Mumbai.

Juzer Tambewala

Senior Associate
Pune, India

Juzer has over 5 years of experience in consulting and with technologies such as data analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT). Prior to joining Guild he co-founded two startups - Algorythmix and CarSense. He has also previously worked as a business analyst at A.T. Kearney.

Juzer holds a B.S. in Energy Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

Ravi Patel

Senior Associate
Mumbai, India

Ravi has 6+ years of experience working in the consulting and software development sectors. Before joining Guild, Ravi worked with A.T. Kearney as a management consultant across telecom and consumer industries in India, South East Asia, and the Middle East.

Ravi holds an M.B.A from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and a B.S. in Electronics and Communications from Gujarat University.

Mohit Uppal

Senior Associate
Mumbai, India

Mohit has 5+ years of experience in management consulting. Before joining Guild, he worked at Kearney across US, APAC and India - primarily on marketing and media transformation projects within Auto, Retail, QSR space.

Mohit holds a Dual Degree (MTech and Btech) in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.

Gururaj Lunkad

Associate
Pune, India

Gururaj is an Investment Associate and manages Investor Relations. Before Guild, he spent 3 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Assurance function, advising IT and manufacturing companies.

Gururaj is a rank-holding Chartered Accountant and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from BMCC, Pune.

Specialists

Shreya Gulati

Creative Director
Mumbai, India

Shreya joined Guild after gaining a wealth of experience at design studios, media agencies, television and startups. With a strong digital design background, she delivers effectual and thoughtful design across all mediums. At Guild, Shreya leads Houndsooth's design and development teams.

Sajal Maheshwari

Lead, FP&A
Mumbai, India

Sajal has 5+ years of experience in Financial Controllership & Corporate Compliance. Before Guild, he was an F&A Manager at Atidiv, and worked on setting up and scaling the finance function. Prior to that role, he served as a Deputy Manager at Deloitte, focusing on audit and enterprise risk. Sajal is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from the University of Mumbai.

Shashank Singh

Legal Counsel
Mumbai, India

Prior to joining Guild, Shashank worked at one of India’s largest law firms, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, as an Associate. At Guild, Shashank advises the investment team on legal matters and acts as an investment professional. He holds a B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) from the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences.

Kavita Krishnamurti

Manager, Chairman's Office
Pune, India

Kavita manages the Chairman’s office in India. Before joining Guild in 2014, she spent close to 3 years as a Senior Service Coordinator at NCR Corporation Mumbai, focusing on SLA Management and client communications. Kavita hails from Pakur, a small town in north-east India and has Bachelors in Mathematics from BSP University.

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