Founder & CEO
Who he is
Nikhil Vora is the Founder and CEO of Sixth Sense Ventures with 28 years of experience in financial markets and the consumer domain. Nikhil was earlier the Managing Director and Head of Research at IDFC Securities and has been regarded as one of the strongest analytical minds in the country.
Nikhil has been invited by the “Nestle Global Consumer Board” and the “Regional CFO forum” to give a presentation on the potential roadmap for Nestle India. He has also evolved a strategic roadmap for Hindustan Unilever, Aditya Birla Group, Marico, Godrej, etc. His research has been accredited by some of the largest global funds like Capital, Fidelity, Alliance Bernstein, Putnam, Schroder’s, etc. Nikhil has been rated by Asia Money / Institutional Investors consistently for being amongst the best analytical minds in the country.
In the Asia Money polls 2012, Nikhil was voted as India’s Best Analyst. He also has the rare distinction of being voted Asia’s Best Analyst by the Wall Street Journal in the same year.
Along with advising clients, he also has been an active angel investor. Nikhil has been amongst the first investors in – One97 (Paytm), Vini Cosmetics (Fogg), Parag Milk Foods (Go), Kangaroo Kids, BVG, Techfront, Purplle, InCred, Bewakoof, Saucery, ENpower, Pariksha, Expertrons, Lido, and Fintso.
A post-graduate in Management, Nikhil has also completed the Future Leaders Program at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. He was also bestowed with the ‘Thought Leadership’ award by IDFC Ltd.
Other than enjoying the meetings with dynamic, young entrepreneurs with kick-ass ideas, Nikhil loves conversations with his 15-year-old. These to him bring true perspective. His love for risks made him quit a very successful, 25+ years professional career for a stint with Entrepreneurship. If the thrill of that isn’t enough, Nikhil chooses to skydive or bungee-jump at exotic locations around the world.