The Idea behind Modulor Capital®
Modulor Capital came into being when Bhavish and Sanjit resonated on the idea that, unlike investment management, investing in different stages of equity need not be discrete activities for an investor. Equity investing is best done in a continuous spectrum, moving from small-ticket/ highly-liquid public markets to large-ticket/ high-return private markets. In between, the same principles of narratives and numbers play their respective roles with different weights. This philosophy directs our investment style - Quantamental Investing®, which involves both number-crunching and understanding stories. Having collaborated on a previous fund, Bhavish and Sanjit partnered up to partner with investors looking for strategy-based, system-driven, and solution-oriented investing.
The word Modulor has french origins from the words Module and Or (Gold). Modulor translates to “Module of the Golden Section”.
Modulor is a range of harmonious measurements to suit the human scale. The system was developed as a visual bridge between two incompatible scales. It is based on the harmony of human measurements, the Fibonacci Numbers, and Phi or the Golden-Ratio. The golden ratio is a pattern that is repeated in nature from galaxies to seashells, including all over the human body.
The Modulor Man was created by Charles-Édouard Jeanneret or Le Corbusier. The famous Swiss-French architect was a designer, painter, urban planner, and the father of what is called Modern Architecture. Notably, Le Corbusier also designed Chandigarh, where Modulor Capital® is headquartered.
Corbusier intended the Modulor Man to be a universally applicable scale to architecture and all things mechanical that relate to human beings. For us, this extends to finance, where men and numbers meet, interact and create value. Modulor represents the harmonious bridge between human
intuition & insight on one end and mathematical & statistical models on the other. We apply both creativity and hard numbers in our decision-making, whether it is public markets or venture capital.
Bhavish has 20+ years of experience spanning research, consulting, and venture capital. He started with Virtusa and Gartner, where he formed his roots in understanding businesses in depth. He then moved into fund management with 3737 North Capital. Bhavish is an alumnus of I.I.M. Bangalore. He currently sits on half a dozen boards of investee companies and heads Venture Investing at Modulor Capital.
Sanjit is a second-generation entrepreneur with 15+ years of experience in systematic investing and algorithmic/discretionary trading. He is passionate about designing algorithms for systematic investing and builds custom frameworks to manage personal finance. Sanjit is an alumnus of I.S.B. Hyderabad and Thapar Institute, Patiala, and has co-authored a book on personal finance titled "What My MBA Did Not Teach Me About Money". He heads Asset Advisory at Modulor Capital.
Nidhi is a seasoned product leader with 13+ years of experience in strategizing and delivering digital products. She has worked with various companies in India, the United States, and Canada. Nidhi holds a B.E. from Thapar Institute, Patiala, an M.B.A from Iowa State University, and an M.Sc. in Data Analytics from Harrisburg University in the United States of America. She leads Product Strategy at Modulor Capital.
Ujjwala is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelors of Commerce degree from SD College, Chandigarh. Before Modulor Capital, she worked with Unified Vision Capital dealing with Debt and Private Equity and performing deal origination and execution, industry analysis, and financial modeling. At Modulor Capital, Ujjwala brings in the investment banking skill set to the team and focuses on fund administration, deal screening, evaluation, and execution, along with portfolio management.