Our Team

Our Team




Before forming Argyle in 2012, Iain was a venture capitalist with Technology Crossover Ventures in Palo Alto, California for six years. At TCV he undertook investments spanning consumer internet, business process outsourcing and software. Prior to that, he was a management consultant with Bain & Company. Iain serves on the boards of several technology, consumer & media companies as the Chairman & Managing Partner at Guild Capital, an early stage VC firm he founded in 2009.




Smriti joined the Argyle team in 2017, and supports the team in her capacity as a Vice President with Guild Capital. Prior to Guild, Smriti was a Case Team Leader at Bain & Company, where she focused on go-to-market strategies for Fortune 500 Tech and Media companies and private equity due diligences. Smriti holds a BS and BA from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Her passion is to help entrepreneurs creatively solve some of the world’s toughest and most interesting problems all over the world. In her free time, Smriti enjoys concocting in the kitchen, travelling to eat, and chasing the best cinema/theatre every city she visits has to offer




Breana has four years of operating experience at startups within Guild Capital’s portfolio. From executing thousand-person music festivals to managing a small team, Breana is equipped to manage the day-to-day recruiting efforts of Argyle Search Partners. In her free time Breana loves to travel and cook.


Director, Strategy


Akshat joined the Argyle executive team in 2016. He has been associated with Guild Capital since 2015 and is leading their practice in Mumbai. Previously he worked as an investment banker for three years at Credit Suisse in Mumbai, focusing on risk coverage of alternative investments. He completed a B.Tech and M.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in 2012. His passion lies in activities that are both exciting and challenging. At Guild, he focuses on transforming opportunities and ideas to stand-alone P&Ls and businesses. Akshat is a wannabe health freak and loves traveling in his free time.


Business development lead


Barkha joined the Argyle executive team in 2017. She is an ex-entrepreneur who formed a clean-tech start-up and is a former consultant from Bain & Company. At Bain, she got an opportunity to experience diverse client situations in multiple industries including information technology, industrial goods and consumer products. She is an aspiring social entrepreneur with a passion to bring change by adapting technology for the needs of underprivileged and believes in driving development through entrepreneurship. She loves reading and baking in her free time.


Operations lead


Pratik currently manages operations for Argyle, in addition to working with Guild Capital at their Mumbai office. Prior to this, he worked as an investment banking analyst with Hannam & Partners and focused on M&A deals and private equity advisory. He also managed offshore support for a global private equity client.. Pratik grew up in Mumbai and graduated with a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from the University of Mumbai (Sardar Patel College of Engineering). Apart from work, Pratik enjoys exploring new places, playing ping pong, and riding skateboards and waveboards.




Chelsea has four years of recruiting experience. A licensed attorney, she previously recruited and placed high-level associate attorneys with leading Am Law firms, high-end boutiques, and Fortune 500 companies. Chelsea is an avid reader and enjoys continuing to explore the city of Chicago in her spare time.

Join Our Team

We’re looking for bright, motivated people to join the Argyle team in all positions.  If you’re interested, send a resume and cover letter to team@argylesp.com