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Auctus Capital

Powering the growth through Intellectual,
Human & Monetary Capital

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Auctus Capital 

At Auctus, we believe that a good start-up 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 DNA is that of Leadership Coaching. That, we believe, is the secret sauce behind our early successful investments.

We try to support our entrepreneurs, without interfering. And when this balance is achieved, the magic happens!!

We invest in Tech Enabled, Fast Growth Start-Ups across sectors

Collating Data

Partner with pedigreed, most motivated entrepreneurs with burning desire to succeed

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Invest growth capital at Series
A / B stage or bridge rounds
in between

Nurturing Growth

We work closely with the teams to nurture the start-up by playing the role of enablers, rainmakers. We love people and we love to help in building dynamic, ethical organisational culture.

At Auctus
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Why Auctus

Auctus Capital is founded by a successful entrepreneur who built his own company and scaled it to a $200m+ exit. We know how hard building fast growth companies is and use all our operational expertise and network to help our portfolio companies grow. Wherever required, we enjoy rolling our sleeves up and building companies alongside the founders and their teams.



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 start-ups 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.


Vikas Phadnis

Co-founder of EuroKids, is a respected and endeared name in India’s Pre-School and K-12 education sector.


American PE major KKR
in September


Over the past 20 years


member strong team
at EuroKids


Associate Certified Coach from International Coaching Federation






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A-27, Ahuja Towers,
Mumbai – 400 025,


Tel: +91 98679 00090


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