SumZero Team

  • Divya Narendra CEO & Co-Founder

    Before founding SumZero, Divya was an Associate at Sowood Capital Management, a $3.5B multi-strat hedge fund located in Boston, MA. At Sowood, Divya analyzed investment opportunities across the capital structure. Prior to this, he was an analyst in the M&A Group at Credit Suisse in NYC. Divya graduated from Harvard College in 2004 with a degree in Applied Mathematics and earned a JD/MBA from Northwestern University.
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  • Aalap Mahadevia Co-Founder

    Aalap Mahadevia co-founded SumZero in 2008, and is currently the founder and Investment Officer of Briarwood Capital Partners. Aalap was a Senior Analyst at Tiger Consumer Management, and previously worked in private equity at Leucadia National Corp., and as a junior analyst at Farallon Capital. Aalap is a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy, Harvard College, and Harvard Business School.

  • Nicholas Kapur COO

    Nicholas oversees operations for SumZero, and is currently tasked with a number of large-scale projects, including the SumZero Cap Intro platform, site feature builds, and all partner initiatives. He joined SumZero in 2011. A former tech and media equity analyst, Nick more recently oversaw the launch of digital investment products in both the US and abroad prior to SumZero. He attended St. Albans School in Washington, DC, and received a BS from Cornell University.
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  • Elizabeth Michiels Senior Vice President, Member Relations

    Elizabeth Michiels has over ten years working in Executive Search placing buy side investment professionals in to junior, mid-level, and senior roles. She attended UC Berkeley for undergrad, and received an MBA from Stanford.
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