Vishal is Co-Founder of Lok Advisory Services that started its impact investment business and operations in India in late 2004. Since then he has played the lead role in building Lok Capital as a premier venture capital fund focused on investing in base of the pyramid enterprises. Lok Capital is one of the first social VCs focused on India and backed by institutional investors and currently has more than $85m of assets under management.
Prior to Lok, Vishal worked for about a decade in marketing and business development in the financial services and telecom sector, both in developed as well as developing economies. This includes Capital One and PRTM in US and Siemens in Asia and Europe.
Though most of his pre-Lok Capital experience has been in the private sector, he has worked as consultant to social projects in India with Development Alternatives and in Kenya with Aravind Eye Care. Vishal holds an Engineering degree from Delhi University and an MBA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.