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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...
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...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 technology's true potential, and we believe we can be of help.
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We believe in
the potential of
technology
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Meet the people
making this possible

Managing Partners

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

Advisors

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