|Born||14 August 1981|
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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Rahul Tadimalla is Founding Partner at RSVP Capital Advisors, winner of "40 Under 40 Alternative Investment Professionals award 2019", he is an Investment Banking, VC/PE, Debt and M&A specialist.
An MBA from the National University of Singapore, Rahul turned entrepreneur in October 2009 at the age of 28, about 2.5 years after he returned to India. Hailing from a family of professionals, corporate honchos, academicians and musicians, Rahul chose a different path. He had a thirst for helping out new businesses and also to contribute to social enterprise. So he decided to become an investment banker by helping early-stage entrepreneurs raise capital to sustain and grow their businesses.
Rahul was one of the “40 Under 40 Alternative Investment Professionals in India” Award winners in 2019, the prestigious national award presented by the Association of International Wealth Management of India (AIWMI) and Indian Association of Alternative Investment Funds (IAAIF) to 40 Indians under the age of 40 excelling in the area of Alternative Investments – including fund management and corporate finance.
Rahul has generated funding for several innovative start-ups and Small & Medium businesses, resulting in job creation and in the sustenance of businesses in critical areas like Healthcare, Education and Technology. He has advised the acquisition of distressed and other companies as an M&A specialist, thus saving hundreds of jobs and helping the selling company pay off crores of statutory and other dues, apart from helping them continue their businesses, and thus adding value to the buying company
He has further empowered start-ups and businesses in Asia & helping them take off, by being their mentor, strategic adviser and board member, often free of any charge. Not only that.
Rahul was the founding member of Bangalore’s own “Galeej Gurus” band in the year 2000, an acclaimed alternative rock band. They have entertained thousands of fans across the country as well as international audiences.
As a keyboardist and vocalist, Rahul has played at scores of musical events over the years, spanning inter-college events, musical festivals, weekday concerts, weekend concerts and recording Demo Albums.
He joined India’s oldest Blues Band, the Chronic Blues Circus in 2013. In 2014, Rahul founded a Blues and Rock 'n' Roll band - Border Blast - that has gone on to entertain thousands across the country over the past four years, as a successful tribute band as well as in demonstrating the influences of Blues masters and Rock legends. Rahul continues to perform with this band, as well as collaborates with some of the most reputed musicians in Bangalore, and performs solo as well. Rahul has performed and raised funds for providing relief to refugees and victims of calamities.
Old Boys' Association (OBA), St Joseph's Boys' High School, Bangalore, India
For the OBA, Rahul is a batch coordinator of the 1997 batch, and has driven initiatives to bring the batch together over the years. He was the lead organizer of the batch’s 20th year reunion in 2017 when all teachers were felicitated, and was instrumental in raising over Rs. 6 lakhs towards the OBA staff health insurance scheme. Furthermore, he regularly represents his batch in the OBA football & cricket Tournaments. He contributed to the OBA Centenary Celebrations by driving significant Print and TV media coverage.
Rahul can be regularly seen playing the school song on the keyboard at OBA Connects. He has collaborated with other Old Boys to form a band. In keeping with his quest to give back, Rahul has judged the OBA Buzz music competition and assisted the OBA in conducting the Career Mentoring sessions.
Rev Father, Teachers, Old Boys and guests - that, in a nutshell, is Rahul Tadimalla for you. Rahul, a proud Josephite who embodies the never say die spirit. He said NO to the ordinary & conventional. Because he wanted to be different & make a difference. Having passed the ICSE exam towards the top of his class - let's not ask exactly at which position - Rahul went on to study ISC at the school 'up the road' – let’s not ask which school, where he won multiple first prizes – individual & group – mostly for music. Rahul subsequently won the Principal’s award for excellence in Percussion & Music, in 1998.
Rahul has dared to dream. Rahul is a Josephite who has followed his heart, and quietly enabled the building of businesses and job creation in the world of Technology, Finance, Consulting, Education, Healthcare and Manufacturing - and - at the same time, has contributed to the society and happily spread joy in thousands of hearts through the universal language of music.
In conclusion, Rahul Tadimalla, over the years, has honored all that he has learnt while at St. Joseph’s, and has demonstrated sustained entrepreneurship in financial entrepreneurship and music domains.
1. “40 Under 40 Alternative Investment Professionals in India” Award, 2019
2. OBA Award for Significant Achievement, 2019
1. St Joseph's Boys' High School, Bangalore, India - ICSE (1997)
2. Bishop Cotton Boys' School, Bangalore, India - ISC (1999)
3. Christ College, Bangalore, India - BBA (2002)
4. Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, India - PG Diploma (2003)
5. University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia - MBA Exchange Program (2006)
6. National University of Singapore, Singapore - MBA (2007)
2. RSVC Capital Advisers
3. Award winner, 2019 - 40 Under 40 Alternative Investment Professionals in India
4. SJBHS OBA Achievement for Significant Achievement, 2019
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