Kanwal Singh is the Founder and Managing Partner of Fireside Ventures. Fireside is an India based, early stage Venture fund which focuses exclusively on investing in consumer brands. Kanwal has been passionate about mentoring and helping build consumer brands in India and has been involved as an investor with brands like Paper Boat, ID Fresh, Epigamia, Yogabar, Licious, Mama Earth, Vahdam Teas etc. Kanwal has been investing in the early stage ecosystem in India for the past 17 years, first as a Director of Carlyle Group, India and later as a Co-Founder and Senior Managing Director of Helion Venture Partners. Prior to his investing career, Kanwal spent over 13 years in consumer marketing with Hindustan Unilever and Intel India.