Arshad Ahmed

Arshad Ahmed is a trusted advisor and partner to global private equity and venture capital firms as well as businesses ranging from start-ups to multinationals. Currently he serves as Managing Director of Elixir Capital in Palo Alto, California, which he helped to launch so as to furnish Elixir’s global investors and partners extraordinary access to top-tier venture capital and growth equity investments without leverage along the equity-and-risk sharing paradigm of Silicon Valley. He is also an experienced transactional lawyer practicing since 1999 – at two “Am Law 10” law firms – in private equity, venture capital, and business and financial counseling around the world, including at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, which was recognized by PitchBook’s Decade Report as the top private equity law firm of the 2000s.