Mahesh Kanumury

Managing Director and Founder, Arivali Partners

Mahesh Kanumury has over 25 years of venture capital, management consulting and operating experience. Mahesh is the Managing Director & Founder of Arivali Partners where he provides investment and advisory services to social enterprises. He actively engages and mentors enterprises that have the potential to be $1B+ organizations and impact 1M+ lives. His focus areas are the rural economy and clean energy.


Mahesh was a General Partner at Gabriel Ventures, a $260M early stage venture capital fund based out of the Silicon Valley where he invested and successfully nurtured the growth of several companies. Mahesh also worked at McKinsey in the US where he led a number of high-impact initiatives at the CXO level. Prior to McKinsey, Mahesh worked at Schlumberger Technologies and Research where he led large scale software development efforts.


Mahesh has an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MS in Engineering from Purdue University and BS in Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai. He enjoys running, music and meditation