Managing Partner


Tata Capital Healthcare Fund

Visalakshi is the Founding member of Tata Capital Healthcare Fund, an India dedicated Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Fund. She has spent nearly three decades across Healthcare Private Equity, Equity Research and Pharmaceutical R&D operations.

As head of the Tata Capital Healthcare Fund, Visalakshi drives the fund raising and investment management activities of the fund. She has successfully led the fund raise in both vintages of the Tata Capital Healthcare Funds (I and II), with commitments in excess of USD 200MN from international and domestic institutional investors and corporates. She is actively involved in portfolio management through presence on Board and other committees of Investee companies. Under her leadership, the Tata Capital Healthcare Fund has delivered profitable returns and boasts a robust performance track record – for which the Fund was awarded ‘Healthcare Investor of the Year’ for three consecutive years, 2018, 2019 and 2020 by Venture Intelligence and most recently as ‘Healthcare Fund Raise of the Year’ as well as ‘Healthcare Leadership Award’ for 2022.

Visalakshi has a vast experience within the pharmaceutical industry as well as commercial & investment experience in the industry. She started her career as a research scientist at Cipla, a global pharmaceutical company and thereafter, spent over 12 years as Lead Healthcare investment analyst at leading financial services firms like Kotak Securities and Merrill Lynch where she was Senior Director of India Healthcare Equity Research and rated No. 2 in Asia for Healthcare for 2008 on the prestigious Institutional Investor (II) poll rankings.

Visalakshi is a Chemical Technologist from ICT Mumbai (specialization in pharmaceuticals & fine chemicals) and MBA (finance) from Mumbai University. She is also a graduate in Advanced Management Program (AMP) from the Harvard Business School. Visalakshi has also been recognized as ‘India’s Top 100 Women in Finance’ by AIWMI (Oct.’2020). Visalakshi is also the co-author of India’s first ‘Impact assessment Standards and Framework’ released by the Impact Future Project and has also been involved in driving healthcare industry thought papers for the healthcare industry body, NatHealth.

Outside of work, Visalakshi is training in the art of Hindustani and Carnatic Violin instrument styles.