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Swati Mehra

Founding Partner, Investments

Who she is

Swati Mehra is the Founding Partner at Sixth Sense Ventures. She has 14 years of investment and research experience, during which she has closely worked with founders across early-stage to listed companies – creating disruptor brands, building emerging categories, and driving long term value creation.

She has witnessed the complete lifecycle of 2 early-stage funds, from raising capital, investing to creating liquidity events, and currently manages the sourcing-to-exit investment process at Sixth Sense.

Prior to Sixth Sense, Swati worked with IDFC Securities focusing on investment research across consumer companies. Her expertise spans across a diverse range of sectors including FMCG, Education, Media, Technology, Agri, and Exchanges. In 2014, she was awarded Thomson Reuters, StarMine Award for the No.1 Stock Picker. She excels in identifying new consumer trends – some of her notable pieces include Changing DNA (of organizations) and If I Were (based on strategies consumer companies should adopt). She was awarded the Certificate of Appreciation at IDFC for differentiated research work.

Swati is an MBA (Dean’s list) from INSEAD, CFA USA Charter holder, and a Computer Engineer (Gold Medallist) from Thadomal Shahani College.

Risk appetite

Working at Sixth Sense requires the team to have an appetite for risks and Swati is no different. An avid traveller, she gets a high from paragliding or hiking up some of the most beautiful locations around the world. During her travels her search for the next BIG idea continues.