Yash Poddar is the CIO of the Vikas Poddar family office based out of India which was in the business of PVC Manufacturing (erstwhile Ashirvad Pipes- largest CPVC products manufacturer in the World) . Yash has helmed the public equity, financial product selection, real estate and alternative investments of the FO since 2015.Prior to this he worked at the family business, and gained ground level knowledge of business in India. He is very passionate about investing in public and private equity, and is constantly on lookout for the next big thing. His keen interest lies in the consumer space- Foodtech, Agritech and Medtech along with logistics, distribution, platform apps, pure brick and mortar businesses. His focus is on product and/or service-based companies that possess a solid, unique, business model and which are disruption proof in nature, with flexibility to the ever-changing business environment. He is currently searching for avenues and platforms to learn about operating family office, co-investment opportunities in the VC world, as well as new business opportunities, apart from public equity opportunities with unique elements.
He has graduated from Babson College, Boston, USA and specialized in Entrepreneurial studies and private equity funding. In his recent activities he is also a member of the Campden Family Office Network, and has spoken at a number of investment panels across India, for some of the top wealth management companies and institutions.