The start-up journey is hard and lonely.
We know, because we've been through it.

Pentathlon is a VC firm founded for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs. We exist to identify those who possess the...
...rare traits that combine to create success - and go far beyond the cheque to help them succeed.

As founders-turned-funders we like rolling-up our sleeves to co-create in ideation meetings, not just receive reports in board meetings.

We believe entrepreneurship is the way to harness this potential, and we believe we can be of help.
We believe in
the potential of

Meet the people
making this possible

Managing Partners

Serial entrepreneurs with 100+ years of combined entrepreneurial experience and 5 successful exits
Gireendra Kasmalkar
Busy building businesses in novel niches. Enjoys learning from books, people, and travel.
Sandeep Chawda
Passionate about building products & scaling organizations. An avid value investor at heart.
Madhukar Bhatia
Technologist at heart. Expert in scalable and modular architectures. Fascinated by cameras and lenses.
Saurabh Lahoti
Ace investment manager of early-stage startups. Enjoys bringing structure to chaos.
Hemant Joshi
Champion of customer relations and global transformation of startups. Keen interest in birding.
Shashank Deshpande
Expert at product-market fit and design-driven innovation for startups. Enjoys identifying patterns and trends.


A carefully selected advisory board helps Pentathlon make it’s evaluations more accurate, and it’s support to
partners more valuable.
Shirish Deodhar
Serial entrepreneur with a history of founding and scaling multiple companies.
Martin Umaran
Responsible for Globant’s mergers and acquisitions process. Exemplary experience of seeding a company.
Mohan Kumar
Mohan manages the growth stage B2B fund at Avataar Ventures. Was Managing Partner at NVP.
Pravin Bhalerao
Pravin is a financial wizard – started Pranitya Wealth, earlier Finest Wealth that managed assets for HNIs.
Abhishant Pant
Abhishant Pant is the founder of The Fintech meetup, India’s largest early-stage Fintech ecosystem.
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Pricing a SaaS Product:

A multi-pronged approach

Saurabh Lahoti, Managing Partner at Pentathlon Ventures, takes a deep dive into what it takes to successfully price a SaaS product.