At Auctus Capital, we believe that a good startup entrepreneur is “coachable”. We are on a constant look-out for such bright entrepreneurs who are driven by their passion and conviction. We enjoy working with them, partnering in their journeys and playing the role of rainmakers.
Our reservoir of growth capital is just a small part of our overall contribution. Our real value-add lies in our quality of engagement with the entrepreneurs. Our DNA is that of Leadership Coaching and that, we believe, is the secret sauce behind our early successful investments.
We believe in supporting our entrepreneurs without interfering in their autonomy and when this balance is achieved, the magic happens!
We invest in tech-enabled, fast growth startups across sectors
Partner with pedigreed, most motivated entrepreneurs with burning desire to succeed
Invest growth capital at Series
A / B stage or bridge rounds
We work closely with the teams to nurture the startup by playing the role of enablers, rainmakers. We value and respect human capital and we love to help in building dynamic, ethical organisational culture.
Auctus Capital is founded by Vikas Phadnis, a successful entrepreneur who built one of the largest education companies in India with foot-print beyond the borders of the country and scaled it to over USD 200 million. We know how hard it is to build a fast growth company and we enjoy bringing all our operational expertise and network to help our portfolio companies grow and succeed.
Founder & CEO
Vikas Phadnis, Co-founder of EuroKids, is a respected and endeared name in India’s Pre-School and K-12 education sector.
Over the past 20 years, he has contributed significantly to build the education sector in India with over 1300+ pre-schools across 29 states and 7 Union territories. Additionally, with 40+ leading K12 educational institutions in the country, Vikas has driven the company’s business agenda resulting in exponential growth making these the most sought after private educational institutions in India. An Engineer and a Management Graduate, Vikas is today a role model for professional managers who strive to convert breakthrough ideas into successful large businesses. With his keen interest in people & culture, he spent significant amount of time building the high-performance culture at the group.
Having built the organisation with a unified, apolitical, homogenous 1700-member strong team at EuroKids, Vikas decided to get himself equipped with tools & techniques of Coaching other business leaders for success. Having completed a Leadership Coaching course from UK, he is credentialed as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) from International Coaching Federation (ICF). To further hone his skills in this field and gain additional insights in the world of Coaching, he later completed a one-year Degree course at University of Cambridge in “Advanced Leadership Coaching”.
After successfully selling his stake in EuroKids to American PE major KKR in September 2019 in a landmark transaction in India’s education sector, Vikas has embarked on a new journey of Coaching-Mentoring-Investing by launching Auctus Capital Services, a firm which aims to coach, mentor and invest intellectual, human and monetary capital into startups from various sectors. As a leadership Coach Vikas has been trained to work with entrepreneurs across sectors, which enables Auctus to work in sectors as diverse as Ed-tech to Health-tech to EV to Corporate E-skilling.
An avid reader and sports enthusiast, Vikas lives in Mumbai with his wife Namita and daughter Cymroan.
in the first 12 months
Three of the portfolio companies have already grown by 2x to 2.5x post investment
Partnering with globally scalable, tech-enabled potential multi baggers
Founder is Associated Certified from International Coaching Federation
A SaaS based learning and skilling company powered by AI and cognitive science. With strong presence in India, SEA & Middle east, the company is now poised to enter into Europe and South Africa.
A fast growing, tech enabled 4 pl warehousing and logistics company disrupting the space with cutting edge tech stack.
One of South Asia’s finest independent publishers, with an array of renowned and emerging national and international authors.
An online tutoring platform bringing together tutors and students for academic / non-academic personalised tuitions.
auctusESG is an expert advisory and enabling firm, which stands at the intersection of finance, investments and sustainability.
Chai Point is an omni-channel beverage brand that is powered by its native cloud based technology platform called FOUNTAIN. It is present in 18 cities across India with 150 company owned Chai Point stores and 3000+ Tea & Coffee dispensers.
"Vikas was amongst the first ones to identify and commit to our fund raise. The clarity and speed with which he and his team moved towards closing the transaction demonstrates his deep understanding in the sector. A recognition and commitment from an Industry veteran like him is a big validation to our journey and we look forward to continuous support and guidance from him. "
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Auctus Capital Services Pvt. Ltd.
A-27, Ahuja Towers,
Mumbai – 400 025,
Tel: +91 9867922288