Rashmi Guptey

CFO and General Counsel

Writer. Fitter than the rest of us put together.

Rashmi makes sure that Lightbox and our portfolio companies are legally compliant. As CFO and general counsel, her role includes finance and legal functions.

Awarded as one of India’s top 100 women in Finance in 2019, she’s passionate about the role of governance in building great companies and would love to help in shaping an appropriate policy framework that includes a start up view as new business models evolve. She loves working in the PE/VC industry since it gives her an opportunity to work with aspiring entrepreneurs and the chance to witness the zeal with which companies are built. She shares her views on policy regime changes from time to time through her blogs and articles.

Rashmi comes from a family that has been in the defence forces for 2 generations where she grew up in air force bases across the country. She loves reading, travelling, trekking in the Sahyadris, candle making, playing the guitar and trying to keep up with her two curious boys who are always looking for answers.

Q & A

What does failure mean to you? 
Failure is disheartening but grounds me and makes me even more determined; and that determination adds to my courage.

What’s your super power?
Self-restraint and resilience  

Which is your favourite city in the world?
Milan hands down!

If you weren’t a venture capitalist, you’d be...
A singer and a children’s story writer... and would love to have my own little bistro