Mr. Siddharth Parekh is a Co-Founder & served as Senior Partner at Paragon Partners. He also is an Angel Investor. He serves as a Board Member at Chai Point. Prior to co-founding Paragon Partners, Sid served as a Principal in the Mumbai office of Actis, a leading emerging markets focused fund with investments across Asia, Africa and Latin America. Sid joined Actis' London office in 2008 and completed 6 investments across a number of sectors and geographies, managed 8 companies in Actis' Indian portfolio and executed 6 exits. Sid has also been an active participant in the angel network in India, having invested in a number of start-ups engaged in the financial technology and health & fitness sectors. Prior to Actis, Sid was an investment analyst at the International Finance Corporation based in Washington D.C. focusing on investing in the global manufacturing & services sectors and also spent 2 years as a Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group in New York. He has an MBA and Master's degree in International Affairs from Columbia University and a Bachelor's degree in Finance and Management from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.