About Us

Aldrich Capital Partners was formed by experienced investors and operators who are successful entrepreneurs in their own right. The firm was started with the philosophy of “being the entrepreneurs behind the entrepreneur”, ….helping private, entrepreneur-run companies attain their growth objectives by tapping into the resources, knowledgebase and network of relationships of the ACP organization, a team that has been responsible for over $1B+ in technology investments since 1999.

We have a successful track record of working with owner-operators and entrepreneurs to build companies for the long-run, and then help them realize their liquidity objectives when they are ready.

ACP’s principals are investors and operators, who bring their experience to bear from the strategic investment level down through active support of portfolio companies at the operational and business planning level. ACP’s leadership and advisors bring many decades of experience executing transactions in sectors such as business services, software & cloud-services, fintech, and healthcare IT.

Andy Lim
Andy LimCEO, Lavu
"As the Founder and CEO of Lavu I was approached by a number of private equity and investment firms. However, Aldrich stood out from the beginning. The difference maker was its people. Their managing partner, Mirza Baig, is a serial entrepreneur himself and knows what it means to run a business like mine. He took the time to both understand the business and our team. "  More...
S P Kothari
S P KothariDeputy Dean, MIT Sloan School of Management
"The hardest part of building a company are the unknown unknowns...capital alone can’t address these challenges, ...only by having experienced advisors around you can these unknowns become known..."
Brian Hall
Brian HallPresident, Imaging Advantage
"As our business was rapidly growing, our operations were being stretched to meet customer needs.  Both Mirza and Raz got involved in helping us to build out our revenue cycle function, service delivery infrastructure and putting in place a world-class finance operation." More
Rohyt Belani
Rohyt BelaniCEO and Co-Founder, PhishMe
"For a founder-run business like PhishMe, the team at Aldrich Capital have been great partners.  Given that the Principals of ACP are former CEOs & entrepreneurs themselves, the advice they share is all the more impactful, since they’ve been "in our shoes" and understand what it means to run a company.  I’ve been able to build a Company with their support, knowing that they are fully committed to our success.  Its that trust and sincere counsel that matters most."
Aqil Chishty
Aqil ChishtyCEO, Medical Diagnostic Imaging Group
"I have worked with the partners at Aldrich in multiple businesses and they have helped accelerate growth & profitability of each business by getting customers, hiring talented executives and building the right channel partnerships - PE firms talk about value-add, these guys consistently deliver."
Jim O'Neil
Jim O'NeilChief People Officer, HubSpot
"Often times entrepreneurs miss out on one of the biggest values an investor or an advisor can bring - deep operational experience from high growth, high stakes, and high velocity companies.  This often from a point of view that exposes bigger opportunities or weaknesses that can help shape or change the trajectory of the company."

Investment Team

    Mirza Baig

    Partner

    Mirza Baig is the founding Partner of ACP. As a serial entrepreneur and investor in healthcare and technology, he has been involved in scaling operations and growing sales to build large businesses that have enjoyed successful outcomes.

    As a co-founder of Imaging Advantage, Legal Advantage and Tech Fetch, he built these companies from zero revenues and sub-10 employees to well over $100mm in revenues, and over five hundred employees globally.

    Some of Mirza’s previous investments include Loma Vista Medical sold to Bard; LiG sold to Zynga; MangoSoft sold to Google, Streamlined Medical sold to Emcare, Anka Systems sold to Topcon Medical; Stamps.com (NASDAQ: STMP); Smartbargains.com sold to GSI Commerce; Amazon.com, (NASDAQ: AMZN) and a number of business services companies in India. His involvement in these companies goes beyond investment. He has led various efforts in these companies ranging from recruiting board members, and recruiting and mentoring key executives, to forming strategic partnerships and leading scaling up efforts.

    Previously, Mirza held executive positions in investment and financial management at AOL Time Warner including as CFO of eCommerce group that grew from $350mm to $850mm under his leadership.

    He serves as a board member for civic organizations including Young President Organization (YPO) of Northern Virginia, Medicaid of Virginia (DMAS) and Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia (UVA).

    Mirza is an MBA graduate of Harvard Business School and he received his Bachelors with Honors from Cornell University (Econ).

     

        Raheel Zia

        Partner

        Prior to co-founding Aldrich Capital Partners, Mr. Raheel (“Raz”) Zia was a Managing Director in the Principal Investment Area of Goldman, Sachs & Co. based in San Francisco, where he helped launch the Growth Equity investing practice. Over the course of his private equity investing career, he has been responsible for over  $480mm in equity investments in growing technology companies, resulting in numerous successful outcomes in the form of Initial Public Offerings, Strategic Sales and other Liquidity events.

        He has worked extensively with growing, entrepreneurial businesses and helped many executives and entrepreneurs attain their growth objectives, supporting management in areas such as sales & marketing, international expansion, acquisitions, new product launches and R&D.

        Raz was the co-founder and CEO of Knumi, Inc, a mobile application software company that sold solutions to major enterprises.  He led the successful sale of the business to Houghton-Mifflin.

        Raz has served on the Boards of many successful technology companies, including Benefitfocus (NASDAQ: “BNFT”), Wall Street On Demand (acquired by Markit), Cambridgesoft (acquired by Perkin Elmer), BuyerZone (acquired by Reed-Elsevier), iHealth Technologies (merged with Connolly Solutions), SyncSort (acquired by Clearlake Capital, TrialCard (acquired by Excellere Partners). He was also formerly a member of the Board of Directors of AnchorFree, American Traffic Solutions, Imaging Advantage, InfusionSoft, Spring Mobile, SyncSort and TrialCard. He currently works closely with PhishMe and Lavu.

        Mr. Zia has an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School, M.Sc. in Advanced Computing from London University (England), and B.Eng (Hons) in Microelectronic Systems Engineering from Manchester University. He is also a qualified Chartered Accountant.

          Analysts

            Srikar Busani, CFA

            Senior Analyst

            Mr. Busani is a Senior Analyst with ACP team and focuses on healthcare, fintech and application software. Prior to join ACP, worked with multinational banks in managing investments globally.

            He holds an MS degree in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Indore (IIM-I) and a BS in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Osmania University.

                Anshul Beriwal

                Analyst

                Prior to joining ACP, Mr. Beriwal worked as an Associate covering Financial Institutions Group in the M&A Advisory Division at UBS, a leading European Investment Bank.

                Anshul is an MBA (Finance) graduate of IFHE University, Hyderabad and received his BS in Commerce from Bangalore University.

                    Maximilian Funke

                    Analyst

                    Before Aldrich, Maximilian worked at Cerberus Capital Management in Frankfurt. Before Cerberus, he worked at Courno, a Financial Technology start-up, in addition to a number of other technology ventures.

                    Maximilian is a graduate of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, where he earned a BSFS with an honors certificate.

                        Brandon Nestor

                        Analyst

                        Before joining Aldrich Capital Partners, Brandon worked at First Capital Real Estate as an analyst on their BDC platform in Arlington, VA. Additionally, he spent time at the U.S Treasury Department where he served in the Office of the Chief Information Officer.
                        Brandon received a BS in Finance from George Mason University, where he was a member of the varsity swim team.

                            Mike Maseda

                            Analyst

                            Prior to ACP, Mike worked at Springhill Consulting Group, a boutique strategy consulting firm based in Chicago, IL.  Before Springhill Consulting Group, he worked at Mattoni Group, a private real estate investment firm that specialized in multi-family housing.

                            Mike graduate with a B.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago, where he also played varsity football.

                                Natango von Thun-Hohenstein

                                Analyst

                                Before joining ACP, Natango worked at Merrill Lynch’s wealth management division in Washington D.C. He later moved to CNS Global Advisors, an international strategic consultancy firm.

                                Natango graduated with honors from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, with a BA in International Politics and Security Studies.

                                  Operations

                                    Abdul Mateen

                                    VP of Operations

                                    Abdul Mateen serves as the VP of Operations at ACP, where he is responsible for the Data Sciences and Research operations of the firm.

                                    Prior to joining ACP, Mr. Mateen worked as a Senior Manager with a knowledge services advisory firm where he managed the Big Data and IT Research services group. Before that, he served as the Manager of a leading Legal Process Outsourcing firm. Mr. Mateen has an MS in Information Systems from Lawrence Technological University, and a BS in Computer Science & Engineering from J.N.T.U. Hyderabad.

                                        Spahr Hanks

                                        Admin Assistant

                                        Spahr is an Executive Assistant at ACP who manages schedules and the daily activities in the office. She also assists with special projects and is responsible for their successful administration. Prior to joining Aldrich, Spahr was the Assistant Administrative Director in a Faith-Based preschool. Ms. Hanks holds an Associate of Arts in both Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Garrett College

                                          This website is intended solely to provide information regarding Aldrich Capital Partners’ potential financing capabilities for prospective portfolio companies. The information provided on this website, including information regarding Aldrich Capital Partners’ current and historical portfolio companies, if any, and investments made by its Principals, is provided for discussion purposes and may not be relied on in any manner as, legal, tax, investment, accounting or other advice or as an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy an interest in any fund, account or other interest that may be advised, managed or organized by Aldrich Capital Partners. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results and it should not be assumed that results for investments described herein will be achieved for other investments.

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