Kunal Sethi

CEO, Prithvi Ventures (Board Observer)

An Impact Investor with more than 20 years of institutional investment experience, beginning with MetLife. That gave Kunal the opportunity to experience different cultures in the financial world, something that lay the foundations to better understand that clients expect more than just expert investment management. Investors deserve clear and comprehensive information on their holdings and prompt responses to questions and requests for information.

Following a successful recovery from lymphoma, Kunal took his career in a new direction by creating S CAP, a better approach to impact investing on sectors essential to the livelihood of humankind such as Nutrition, Energy, Food, the environment, and Water. Kunal has successfully led four Venture Capital Investments (Wild Friends Foods, Cusa Tea, Bright Greens, and Libre Naturals).

Kunal has held several management positions with ABN AMRO, RBS, and ANZ, which led to record banking revenues and helped them uphold their position as premier investment banks through economic turmoil. He has led and completed multiple Clean Energy transactions, both upstream & downstream. Kunal has covered consumer sectors like Food, Agribusiness and Diversified Industrials with an extensive background in mergers & acquisitions, asset securitizations and private equity offerings. He has played a key role in many of the firm’s key client relationships in investment banking, having raised more than $500M. Kunal has a Bachelor’s of Commerce from the University of Mumbai, specialization in banking at Charles Stuart University and Monetary Authority of Singapore, and specialization in Environmental Science from Southern New Hampshire University.

He is an active angel investor via Prithvi in the vegan, culinary, cleantech, bio therapeutic and medical diagnostic spaces, investing at the pre-seed and seed rounds. A Mancunian who believes real football is played on Saturdays at Tuscaloosa.