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Akhil Chainwala

Akhil Chainwala

Senior Investment Director

Employed: 2014

Nationality: Indian

Born: 1988

Board positions: TravelPerk, Mews, HungryPanda

Previous Experience: Goldman Sachs

Education: London School of Economics, Shri Ram College of Commerce

Shareholding (including closely affiliated persons): 13,565 class B-shares, of which 12,244 held through pension plan, insurance or similar

Akhil joined Kinnevik in 2014 and leads software and consumer investments.

Spending more than a decade in the team, Akhil has steered the Kinnevik portfolio from inventory-based transactional businesses — to asset-light, recurring revenue models. In particular, Akhil focuses on vertical and application software, and two-sided marketplaces. A data-driven and thematic researcher, Akhil is drawn towards product-obsessed companies with long roadmaps for innovation, showcasing deep empathy with their users. 

Previously, Akhil has been engaged in investee companies including Zalando, Avito, Global Fashion Group, and Omio.

Other Team Members

Tatiana Shalalvand
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Anna Adlarson
Lucinda Palmer
Ola Nordbye
Investment Director