Kevin Aluwi and Vivek Gambhir have been named venture partners by the venture capital firm Lightspeed Venture Partners for India, Southeast Asia.
Gambhir has more than 30 years of experience and held the positions of managing director and chief executive officer of Godrej Consumer Products, during which time he oversaw the home and personal products division. He was also the Godrej Group’s chief strategy officer, as reported by The Economic Times.
“At Lightspeed, the strength of our team and partnerships acts as a force multiplier for the founders we serve. We are thrilled to welcome Vivek and Kevin into our growing teams in India and SEA. In their roles as venture partners they will be collaborating with founders, shaping their journeys, and contributing to the growth and development of our portfolio companies in the region,” said Bejul Somaia, partner, Lightspeed.
Aluwi’s most recent position was as CEO and co-founder of Gojek, a meal and transport provider based in Indonesia. He is supposed to support startups at Lightspeed with marketing, goods, and scale.
Lightspeed has supported entrepreneurs and assisted in the development of tomorrow’s businesses for the past 20 years, helping to create brands like Hasura, OYO, Affirm, AppDynamics, Nutanix, Supabase, Darwinbox, Razorpay, Udaan, and more.
Lightspeed is a multi-stage venture capital business that operates globally and is committed to driving disruptive technologies and trends in many industries.
Currently, Lightspeed’s international teams oversee over $18 billion in assets on a worldwide scale, working with advisors and investment experts throughout Silicon Valley, India, China, Southeast Asia, Europe, and Israel.
Lightspeed has a well-established and extensive presence in India, with offices and consulting teams situated in Singapore, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Mumbai.