Darshan Rathod is based out of India and specializes in lead advisory and asset management. He also helps develop and manage the firm’s relationships with various players in the investor-entrepreneur ecosystem. Darshan has a passion for numbers and a keen interest in entrepreneurship. Following his father’s footsteps, he began his career as a Chartered Accountant. He holds a masters degree in Commerce from the University of Pune and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, both of which were accorded with distinction. Darshan is also an alumni of XLRI Jamshedpur, where he did his MBA in Finance. He was honored with the OP Jindal Management Scholarship at XLRI Jamshedpur. At XLRI, Darshan co-founded a social entrepreneurship venture Parichay with three of his batchmates, focused on promotion & sale of handicrafts in India – Parichay was the first venture funded by the XLRI Social Entrepreneurship Trust. Darshan also led the Young Indians Chapter of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII-Yi) at XLRI and was a founding member of the Committee for Consulting and Entrepreneurship at XLRI. He is currently a member of the Pune Chapter of The IndUS Entrepreneurs (TiE). Darshan had earlier garnered diverse experience during his stints at RREEF (Deutsche Bank Real Estate Private Equity), Ernst & Young (E&Y) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).