Brijesh Damodaran Nair

Brijesh Damodaran is the co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of Auxano Capital, an early-stage (seed, pre-Series A) venture capital firm that invests in growth-stage businesses spanning across industries. He established Auxano with a vision to foster entrepreneurship, innovation, and growth among businesses. It invests in Next-Gen, technology-led, consumer-focused businesses driven by the subscription economy. He aims to offer budding entrepreneurs 360-degree mentorship and facilitate their development via its extensive network of partners, associates, domain experts, and industry veterans.
A strategic thinker and a purpose-driven individual, Brijesh completed Chartered Accountancy and graduation from the University of Mumbai. While he donned the entrepreneurial hat in 2009 in the wealth management space as a solopreneur, he joined hands with Ashish Padiyar in 2013 to form BellWether Associates, based out of Gurgaon, which uses an asset allocation, three-bucket strategy to create cash flow and legacy in a boring manner!

Looking at the growing entrepreneurial ecosystem, together they set up Auxano in 2016. Today, Auxano has two AIFs – Auxano Entrepreneur Trust (SEBI Cat I Angel Fund) and Auxano Dawn Fund (SEBI Cat II Fund), with a corpus of $50 million. Having invested in 25+ investments across EdTech, FinTech, and Platforms, Auxano brings in its unique approach in the VC space. Brijesh prefers to wind up by listening to music, watching/playing cricket, and reading across genres. A movie buff too, he writes on personal finance in a leading business paper. He and his team members actively contribute to blogs, podcasts, and videos, as it helps them build intellectual capital and keep their investors informed.

"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."

– Mahatma Gandhi