In a move to strengthen Capital18, the media investment arm of Network18 has been on an aggressive hiring spree. The company has announced the appointment of Sachin Tagra as Vice-President, Capital18.
Tagra will oversee media for equity investments and initiatives across all platforms within the group and will report to Puneet Singhvi, Head, Corporate Development. Capital18 is the venture capital and media investments division of Network18, focused on making investments in media, entertainment and technology ventures.
Commenting on his appointment, Tagra said, “I am excited to join Network18 Group and build the platform to invest its media assets into fast-growing companies. We will focus on businesses that need long-term investments to build their brands. We will work closely with entrepreneurs to drive a high RoI (return on investment) on its media spends and contribute in scaling up businesses.”
Prior to joining Network18, Tagra was Associate Vice-President in Brand Capital, strategic investment arm of Times Group where he focused on driving investments in early stage businesses and had set up the Incubator Capital investment model. He was also responsible for BC GSV labs business, a joint venture of BCCL with Global Silicon Valley, US.
Tagra is a management graduate with 18 years of prolific business experiences and deep understanding of consumer, retail and media businesses. He has driven P&Ls of large businesses and made significant contributions in various organisations from the start-up phase of the business to profitable scaling up.