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Vikram Varma


Vikram Varma is the Founder of Varma Capital, a consumer-focused family office.  Prior to Varma Capital, he was the Managing Partner and Founder at PurpleRock Capital Partners.  Prior to founding PurpleRock, Varma was a member of the investment team at First Reserve, the largest energy focused private equity firm. Prior to First Reserve, Varma worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. as an Investment Banker. Varma has also previously worked for BlackRock and Morgan Stanley. He currently serves as a Board Director/Chairman on several consumer companies.  Originally from India, Varma grew up in New York City and holds a BBA from the Macaulay Honors College at Baruch College, City University of New York, where he also served as a Trustee of the Baruch College Fund.

Cristiana Wurzer

Vice President

Cristiana Wurzer is the Vice President at Varma Capital in New York where she is responsible for all aspects of the investment process including origination, transaction execution, acquisition strategies and internal brand growth. She joined Varma in 2022 following her experience leading strategic projects and growth initiatives at a variety of consumer and wellness-focused startups, including Public Goods and Fraîche. Prior to her role at Varma, Cristiana led due diligence efforts on behalf of private equity firms at Third Bridge Group. She began her career in the Corporate Actions department of Brown Brothers Harriman. Cristiana holds an MBA with a concentration in finance at the Yale School of Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and Art History from Trinity College.

Bei Ye

Executive Assistant & Office Manager

Bei Ye is an Executive Assistant and Office Manager at Varma Capital in New York and is responsible for providing administrative support to the Founder, Vikram Varma, and his team. Prior to joining Varma Capital, she worked at Abacus Federal Savings Bank and Mott & Prince Management, Inc. She graduated from Stony Brook University and received a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics.