Flourish Ventures, a global early-stage venture capital firm, has on Monday announced the appointment of Ravi Kaushik as Executive Director, Head of Asia Investments.

Flourish Ventures said in a statement that Kaushik will lead the global firm’s fintech investments and portfolio management in India and Southeast Asia.

“Kaushik offers critical experience in growing and scaling tech companies that will be invaluable to us as we partner with new investments throughout Southeast Asia and India,

“His unique skill set in operations, wide breadth of investment knowledge and passion for helping founders navigate their startup journeys will provide great value for our team and portfolio,” said Flourish Co-Founder and Managing Partner Tilman Ehrbeck.

Most recently, Kaushik served as the Chief Financial Officer of Agro.Club, a global business to business (B2B) full stack grain marketplace seeking to transform the way farmers and buyers connect, trade and grow.

In that role, he oversaw the financial strategy and fund raise as well as operations and overall performance of the company with its 250 employees and a strong presence in five geographies.

He has more than 15 years of professional experience in operating and full cycle investing across venture capital and private equity.

He served as a Founding Member and General Partner at WaterBridge Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm and has experience as a growth private equity (PE) investor, focused on high quality growth stage companies.

“When you combine that with Flourish’s razor-sharp focus on fintech and the fact that India and Southeast Asia are the fastest growing regions in the world, it presents a multi-decade opportunity to invest in and build with some of the best founders in the region,” said Kaushik.

Kaushik’s appointment, the fourth new hire on the Flourish global investment team so far this year, comes on the heels of the news that the firm secured a new commitment of $350 million late last year, bringing its total patient capital under management to $850 million.

Flourish is also doubling down on fintech investments in the United States and across Africa, Asia and Latin America in order to build a more fair financial system.

Flourish is a global venture capital firm with purpose investing in mission-driven fintech entrepreneurs and industry influencers working toward a fair financial system.

With $850 million in patient capital under management, the early-stage firm’s global portfolio includes leading fintechs ApnaKlub, Brick, Chime, Fair Money, GrabFinancial, Indifi, Kin Insurance, M2P, Qoala, and ShopUp, among other high-growth companies.

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