Founder. Management, Strategy, Operations.

Nithin has over 10 years of first-hand financial and trading experience. Prior to founding Zerodha he created and managed Kamath Associates, a successful financial advisory with over 500 active clients. His core focus areas include building the business from the ground up and managing all aspects of operations and business development.

Other Interests: Triathlon, guitar, basketball and poker.

Favorite Quote “If you don't bet, you can't win. If you lose all your chips, you can't bet.” – Larry Hite


Director. Strategy, Finance.

Austin is a first generation, self-made entrepreneur based out of Singapore. His passion revolves around defining and developing new revenue streams for tomorrow’s businesses, today. His areas of specialty revolve around helping organizations including Zerodha grow by optimizing earning streams and creating sales and marketing strategies.

Other Interests: Boxing, motor-racing.

Favorite Quote “A goal without a plan, is just a wish.” – Antoine De Saint-Exupery


Director. Trading, Research, Analysis.

An active trader in the markets prior to Zerodha, Nikhil managed the prop trading desk at Kamath Associates handling over 100 crores in turnover daily. Nikhil specializes in designing trading systems to profit from market inconsistencies using various derivative strategies. He has been instrumental in designing Zerodha’s algorithmic proprietary trading system and takes care of the company’s research and trading function.

Other Interests: Chess, poker, reading.

Favorite Quote "The test of first rate intelligence is the ability to hold opposing ideas in the mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function." – F. Scott Fitzgerald


Business Head. Research, Compliance.

Venu has a track record of creating successful trading models and has cleared over a dozen certification exams from the National Stock Exchange varying from compliance to currency trading.  He is proficient at technical analysis and heads our research team, in addition to leading the effort in making Zerodha NSE and SEBI compliant.

Other Interests: Cycling, adventure sports.

Favorite Quote “You miss 100% of the shots you never take.” – Wayne Gretzky


Advisor. Trading Systems, Education.

Deepak is a serial entrepreneur and market trader who is actively involved in building Market Vision (, a foray into markets education. He regularly writes on his blog Capital Mind ( on topics such as the financial markets, economics and trading. Deepak also writes at Yahoo! India for a weekly column called Atlas Invested ( At Zerodha he oversees efforts to design effective trading systems and build our educational training capabilities.

Other Interests: Rock climbing, salsa dancing.

Favorite Quote “Even a clock that does not work, is right twice a day.” – A Polish Proverb


Head. Public Relations, Web Services.

Hanan has over 10 years of experience in the markets. He has worked in several start-ups managing their PR and online presence. At Zerodha, he manages the public relations, web services and training initiatives.

Other Interests: Music, movies, money.

Favorite Quote “The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated.” – H.L. Mencken