Anand Kumar is Managing Partner of Pier Counsel. With over 18 years of experience, Anand enjoys an active practice in the areas of venture capital financing, technology transactions, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, exchange control laws, venture capital and private equity and general corporate and commercial transactions.
Anand has worked with several emerging companies, venture and private equity funds on the full range of their corporate advisory work, including work on strategic, regulatory and tax advise at the investor level. Anand is a frequent speaker at ISB Hyderabad, Angel Events, Global Events, Startup Leadership, other Indian Business and Law schools including global and national conferences and in-house events. Anand also loves to interact and mentor fast-growing start-ups and emerging companies, and provides domain expertise in the ecosystem for entrepreneurship in India. He has personally invested in start-ups which are in business analytics, e-commerce, healthcare, POS and Fin-Tech. Anand has addressed the Fintech Event in Mexico, and is a frequent speaker in Dubai - Venture Souq (venturesouq.com); GITEX, participated in DFS Lab Sri Lanka.
He has invested and is on the advisory board of Padup Ventures, Jadooz Media, SilvrPush, Phone Par Loan, Fortuna Retail, Biosense, Tagos, Red Brick Lane, Hacker Earth, Millenial Card Technologies Private Limited, City Mall, Ya3 Inc., Automatad Inc., Quickwork, SMS Gupshup, Iotomation, Moneyyapp, Pagarpay, Tribe, Healthgraph, Epoch assisted living. Anand is an investor in ARTHA VENTURE FUND (AIF) and also advises the legal transactions for and behalf of various AIF Funds and offshore funds investing in India.
Anand is also an Advisor, and member of board of multiple companies in India. Anand also advises on policies matters to the Government of India from time to time. Recently he appeared before the Joint Parliamentary Committee, before Hon’ble Meenakshi Lekhi (Chairwoman PDP Bill) and MPs, drafting committee deliberating on the Personal Data Protection Bill.
Anand is admitted to practice law in India in the year 1998. Appeared and handled cases before several Judicial Authorities and Tribunals including Supreme Court of India, Delhi High Court, National Company Law Appellate Tribunal, National Company Law Tribunal, National Commission.