Gaurav started Allied Advisers to serve entrepreneurs and investors globally. Gaurav began his career as an engineer and management professional before moving to Investment Banking. He has closed more than 45 transactions (M&A, Financings including structured debt and PE / VC raises, Recapitalization, Strategic Alliances and Divestitures, IPO and Follow-On for clients domestically and in Canada, Europe, Israel and India.) Prior to starting Allied Advisers, Gaurav was a Managing Director at Capstone Headwaters and Pagemill Partners / Duff & Phelps Securities. Previously, Gaurav worked as an investment banker at Banc of America Securities. Gaurav also worked as an Engineer and Management professional.
Gaurav holds an MS in engineering from UCLA where he graduated in the top 5% of his class and attended engineering school on a full research fellowship. He also has an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA where he graduated with Anderson Honors. Gaurav serves as Senior Advisor to CXO Bridge, an organization focused on B2B start-up globally. He is a Licensed Registered Representative (Series 7, 63 and 79) of the National Association of Securities Dealers. He grew up in India and is conversant in Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu.