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Board of Directors

Neeraj Bhargava


Neeraj Bhargava is the Founder & CEO of Zodius Capital Advisors, an investor-operator that is building market-defining companies in three areas: Digital Media & Commerce, Big Data & Analytics and Education.

Prior to forming Zodius, Neeraj has had a successful career as an entrepreneur, investor and consultant including being the:

Co-founder and Group CEO of WNS Global Services, a leading NYSE – listed outsourcing company, which Neeraj grew to a 22,000-person global company with over $1 Billion in market capitalization.

Co-Founder and Managing Partner of eVentures India, a $150 Million venture capital firm which led investments in successful Internet and Business Services companies including Make My Trip (IPO at Nasdaq), customerasset (sold to ICICI and became First Source), Mentorix (sold to Lion Bridge, Inc.) and Net Magic (India’s largest independent web hosting company).

Partner of McKinsey & Company, where he worked at New York, London and Mumbai, and led practices and client relationships in the technology sector.

At Zodius, Neeraj has led investments in Antuit, Big Basket, BORN Group, Enki Holdings and ZyFin. He is an active Board member in all these companies.

Neeraj has a BA in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, India and an MBA from Stern School of Business, New York University.

Atul Nishar


Atul Nishar is the Chairman of Hexaware Technologies Limited, a company that he set up in India in 1990. He is the driving force of Hexaware’s strategic direction and marketing focus. Under his leadership, Hexaware Technologies has grown into a multi-million dollar global software and BPO services corporation.

An entrepreneur by nature, Atul Nishar had founded Aptech Limited in 1985, a computer training company which he grew into a leading global IT training outfit with over 2400 centers across 52 countries.

He is associated with several government and trade bodies which play an instrumental role in the development of India’s IT Sector. An active and known figure of the Indian IT industry, he was Chairman of National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) and continues to be on the Executive Council of NASSCOM.

He has published several articles on Information Technology in leading Indian publications and has been a speaker at conferences organized by Harvard Business School, NASSCOM, TiE, World Congress on Information Technology, US Consulate, FICCI, and CII.

Atul Nishar is a FCA (Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India) and received his Bachelor Degrees in Commerce and Law from University of Bombay.

Shilpa Kulkarni


Shilpa leads the development of Digital Services companies at Zodius. She also manages the investor relationships and corporate transactions. Shilpa has previously managed corporate development and Investments function at WNS, prior to which she was a venture investor at eVentures India where her investments included Mentorix (sold to Lionbridge), Intigma (sold to Emptoris). Shilpa began her career as an Investment Banker with JP Morgan Chase.