Team
The investment team is deeply networked in the small and mid-cap space, with each of the founders independently bringing over 30 years of experience in investing in Indian debt and equity. This mature investment experience has aided the team in consistently forging constructive partnerships and generating superior returns.

Founders
Access was founded by Nilesh Mehta and Sangeeta Modi in 2011. They have a combined experience of over 65 years in Indian small-cap and mid-cap debt and equity investments.
Nilesh brings over thirty-five years of experience in investing and financial services. Prior to founding Access, Nilesh was part of the founding team in India at Aureos, which managed SME private equity funds across developing economies. He has also earlier founded Infinity II, a technology fund, and also managed unlisted investments at Meghraj.

Nilesh was one of the founder-trustees of Aavishkaar Micro Venture Fund, set up to invest in socially relevant, rural businesses. He is a Chartered Member of TiE, and is also on the Board of various public and private limited companies.

Nilesh is a Chartered Accountant and a management graduate from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He holds a Bachelors of Commerce from Gujarat University.

Sangeeta brings 30 years experience in Indian debt and equity investing. Prior to Access, Sangeeta was part of the founding team in India at Aureos, which managed SME private equity funds across developing economies

Sangeeta has also worked extensively on inorganic opportunities, distressed debt, and structured credit at GE Capital. She started her career in commercial lending at American Express Bank.

Sangeeta is a management graduate from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Statistics from St Xavier’s College, University of Mumbai.