Vishal Gupta, formerly a director at the SoftBank division that oversees its Vision Funds, has joined TA Associates in a similar role.

Vishal Gupta has departed from a director role at SoftBank Investment Advisers (SBIA), the subsidiary of telecommunications and internet group SoftBank that manages its Vision Funds. Growth equity firm TA Associates has hired Gupta as a director, a position which will involve him focusing on the Indian ecosystem from its office in Mumbai. Founded in 1968, TA Associates has $47.5bn under management and invests in the technology, healthcare, financial services, consumer and business services sectors, having backed some 550 companies globally from offices in Boston, Menlo Park, London, Mumbai and Hong Kong. Gupta joined SBIA in 2019 to target consumer, education and financial technology developers. He has held board positions at portfolio companies including payment software developer Juspay, banking technology provider Zeta and Eruditus, which provides remote adult education. Prior to joining SBIA, Gupta had been a vice-president at alternative asset manager TPG Capital for more than three years from 2016, after a stint of nearly five years at investment bank Credit Suisse’s investment banking group. Dhiraj Poddar, head of TA Associates Advisory and a managing director at TA, said: “Vishal brings diverse experience across TA’s focus industries and an extensive knowledge of the Indian marketplace, including strong relationships within the technology sector.” Photo of Vishal Gupta courtesy of LinkedIn.

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Edison Fu

Edison Fu is a reporter and Asia liaison at Global Corporate Venturing.