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What we do

The Capital Quest is a subscription-driven digital platform that tracks the flow of capital from alternative investors to startups as well as mature companies in the emerging economies of Asia and Africa.

The Capital Quest covers private equity and venture capital investments and exits, strategic mergers and acquisitions, and capital market transactions. It also writes about people movement and policy issues that affect private investments.

The news platform caters to not just alternative investment firms but also to bankers, lawyers, entrepreneurs, analysts, researchers, regulators and policymakers.

Business verticals

The company also aims to create a connected ecosystem for dealmakers by conducting corporate events and executive training programmes.

The corporate events would connect investors with companies, and PE/VC fund managers with Limited Partners and fund-of-funds. The aim is to initiate dialogues and exchange ideas among participants of different countries.

The training programmes would be conducted in association with professional subject-matter experts, with an aim to equip the participants with real-world nuances of dealmaking and how to tackle such complexities.

In addition, we provide content as a service. The CaaS vertical caters especially to financial services companies that outsource content writing and editing to freelancers.

Who we are

The Capital Quest has been founded by the team that scaled up India’s first curated, subscription-driven digital financial news platform focused on private investments.

The core team has a cumulative reporting and editing experience of around 65 years, having covered PE, VC and capital market deals as well as regulators and government departments across financial services, energy and infrastructure sectors.

The team

Vivek Sinha

A financial journalist with two decades of experience in reporting and editing, split equally between print (The Economic Times) and digital media (VCCircle). He led the VCCircle team that created the first subscriber-only online paywall content strategy in India. He is a post-graduate in economics from the Delhi School of Economics.

At CQ, just like at VCCircle, Vivek is in charge overall. He is also digging for stories on a continent where few Indian journalists have gone thus far – Africa! Follow him on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Sumit Upadhyaya

A financial journalist with 18 years of reporting and editing experience across newswires (the Press Trust of India, Dow Jones Newswires) as well as print and digital media (The Economic Times, Business Today and VCCircle). He is a post-graduate in public administration from Panjab University, Chandigarh and in journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communications.

At CQ, Sumit is the desk editor, back-up writer and website developer (for now). He is a social media reluctant and recently activated the Facebook account that he thought he had deleted five years ago!

Aman Malik

A business journalist since 2006, Aman has covered everything from the Indian economy in general to infrastructure and energy sectors in particular at CNBC-TV18, Business Today, Mint, International Business Times, Hindustan Times and VCCircle. He is a science graduate, majoring in Physics, from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.

At CQ, he is navigating the tricky terrain of Israel and the Gulf region as he chases PE and VC firms, wealth funds and tech entrepreneurs! Follow him on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Ankit Doshi

Mumbai-based Ankit has 12 years of experience across business journalism, forensic audit and financial risk management. He has worked at EY and in media companies NewsWire18 (now Informist Media), Financial Express, Mint and VCCircle. He is a graduate in management studies from Mumbai University, and a post-graduate in journalism from Xavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai.

At CQ, Ankit mainly tracks India’s capital markets and specializes in PIPE deals. He has also activated his Facebook account after five years and is thinking of joining LinkedIn soon. Twitter will have to wait!