Reinventing M&A deal sourcing

to unlock your inorganic growth potential!

Unearthing investment opportunities with confidence and accuracy!

Our mission

To provide our customers with an intelligent

To provide our customers with an intelligent M&A deal sourcing platform for their inorganic growth by leveraging, data, patterns and insights.

Our vision

To accelerate inorganic growth

To accelerate inorganic growth for small to midsize transactions with a global tech platform for our customers and thus become their trusted Inorganic Growth partner. Each founder should be able to find a new home for their team/product/business if they are not able to scale on their own.

Our Story

Meet Maneesh Bhandari, the Co-founder and CEO of GrowthPal. With a wealth of experience as an M&A Head at a large enterprise, ex-startup founder with successful exit and an angel investor, Maneesh has witnessed the entire wagonwheel of the M&A ecosystem firsthand.

In his lustrous career, he identified major gaps in M&A deal sourcing that were mainly due to:

  • Lack of a reliable startup database with advanced intelligence,
  • Corp Dev / M&A team's limited bandwidth to source quality targets,
  • Lack of technology-driven platforms to source companies outside of your network,
  • Investment bankers' vested interest in pushing sell-side mandates rather than finding targets per the buy-side's requirements.

This is where Maneesh, along with Yash and Shalu, decided to start GrowthPal and build a data-driven technology platform for corporates, high-growth and late-stage startups to help them find relevant and off-market targets that may be outside their network from the entire universe.

At GrowthPal, we are dedicated to cultivating a qualified M&A pipeline for our customers through our innovative and data-driven approach. We are committed to becoming the go-to partner for companies seeking reliable and actionable intelligence for small to mid acquisitions, acquihire or strategic investments.

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Maneesh Bhandari

Co-founder & CEO

Active Angel Investor
Ex-Founder, SENA (KPMG USA)
Persistent M&A, IIMA CIIE

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Shalu Mitruka

Co-founder & CBO

ex-Deloitte, Mindtickle

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Yash Gandhi

Co-founder & CTO

ex-Helpshift, Entrepreneur
BITS Pilani
Purdue University, USA

Meet the team

committed to your success!

Aashish Deswal

Global M&A Head

ex-Goldman Sachs, EOS Capital

Gopal Agrawal

Marketing Head

ex-Pratiti, Powersolv
MIT, Symbiosis

Chinmay Buzruk

Product Head

University of Florida

Our Board Of Advisors

We are always on the
lookout for passionate
innovators to join our team

Maneesh Bhandari

Co-founder & CEO

Ex-Citi, SENA (KPMG USA) Persistent M&A, IIMA CIIE Active Angel Investor

Maneesh Bhandari

Co-founder & CEO

Ex-Citi, SENA (KPMG USA) Persistent M&A, IIMA CIIE Active Angel Investor

A techie at heart but driven by the passion to build highly scalable businesses, Maneesh has grown and lived through entrepreneurial journey - being an intrapreneur at Citigroup, starting and running his first venture for 10 years, then being a very active investor with board positions, and now GrowthPal. He has had global experience over the past 30 years across sectors and various sizes/stages of companies.

He has passion to teach - has engaged with IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Kolkata, SIBM, IIT Kharagpur, New Jersey Institute of Technology, etc.

He holds a B.Tech degree from IIT Kharagpur and an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business.