About Us

Joint Venture between Smile Group and TPG

Katalyzers is a Joint Venture between Smile Group, an India-based Asian Internet Group, a privately held group of internet ventures, and TPG Capital, one of the largest private investment group globally. Our emerging market business building platform brings together of world-class operating assets from Smile and deep financial assets for co-investment from TPG.

Successful Track Record in APAC and MEA

In the past, as entrepreneurs, we have partnered with various digital media and technology companies such as AirBnB, WPP Digital, Ogilvy, and Yahoo! and built businesses across APAC and MEA. Our expertise in business models like marketplaces, classifieds / listing, local commerce, digital media, e-commerce and mobile products is virtually unparalleled in the region.

A Resourceful Platform to Launch Businesses

Our platform offers full operating capabilities such as access to;

  • Local know-how
  • A ready pool of local entrepreneurs and domain talent
  • Strong media relationships due to our partnership with GroupM and SVG (India’s largest media group)
  • A central technology powerhouse
  • Infrastructure across APAC and MEA countries.
  • Deep financial assets to meet all the capital requirements
  • To learn more about us, please reach out to us at contact@katalyzers.com


We formed a Joint Venture with Yahoo! in 2006 to launch an ad-performance network Tyroo has become the #1 performance marketing network in APAC with presence in India, Middle East and South East Asia


We partnered with ru-Net in 2012 to setup a social commerce venture, Juvalia. Juvalia, the 'Stella & Dot' of the East, is the largest fashion jewellery brand in India and the fastest growing one in Brazil.


We formed a Joint Venture with WPP Digital and SCAN Group in Africa to setup SQUAD, a digital marketing agency in 2009. SQUAD has become the #1 digital agency in the African region and has recently ventured out into Bahrain and UAE.


We partnered with AirBnB (the online marketplace for vacation rentals) in 2011 to help them expand internationally in countries other than the US.



Leadership Team

  • Harish Bahl
    General Partner

  • Keith Nilsson
    Partner & Board Member

  • David Gowdey
    Board Member

  • Rishabh Kumar
    Vice President

  • David Trujillo

  • Sahil Vohra
    General Counsel

  • Cameron Tomkins Bergh

Partner Ecosystem

  • Manish Vij
    SVG/Quasar/Tyroo /DGM/SeventyNine /Squad/NeoOgilvy

  • Sandeep Singh
    Brand Marketing

  • Aasheesh Mediratta

  • Tarun Sobhani
    Mobile & Local Commerce

  • Mohit Shrivastava

  • Chaitanya Aggarwal
    Social Commerce

  • Anurag Gupta
    Performance Marketing

  • Chandrabhanu Pattajoshi
    Programmatic Buying

  • Rajesh Narkar

  • Siddharth Puri
    Performance Marketing

  • Gaurav Singh
    Digital Marketing (Africa)

  • Rajesh Kaul
    Supply Chain

  • Richa Burman
    Creative Design

Our Wining Ecosystem


  • Management

    Ready Pool of Talented EiRs and Senior Management.

  • Capital

    Partnership with

  • Ready Talent

    Talent access across Domains; 1000+ Employee Ecosystem

  • Infrastructure

    Office Space and Technology Infrastructure

  • Central Resource

    In-house Marketing, PR, Legal and HR Team

  • Media Relation

    Partnership with

Join Us

We are a passionate, hard-working and persistent group of individuals. We love to solve complex problems and believe in constant knowledge sharing thus ensuring steep learning curves for all individuals.

A flat hierarchical structure gives each one of us the requisite autonomy and freedom to take well-calculated risks and execute fast.

As a result, Katalyzers becomes a great place to build a career and follow one’s entrepreneurial dream.
So come and join us!

Contact Us

Locate Us

Plot 426, Udyog Vihar, Phase III, Gurgoan, Haryana - 122016

Contact Us

If you'd like to talk to us about a project or a partnership,
please write to us at contact@katalyzers.com