GrowthCap was founded in 2013 to facilitate the flow of capital to high growth private companies. Its primary focus is to aid CEOs in better understanding and connecting with the universe of capital alternatives offered by institutional investors such as private equity firms, growth equity firms, venture capital and family offices. GrowthCap also aims to provide CEOs with insights into how other entrepreneurs and executives have succeeded in scaling their businesses. While emphasis has been on select sectors including business software, business services, healthcare and consumer products and services, GrowthCap is often involved in other segments of the broader economy.
RJ Lumba is the founder and Managing Partner of GrowthCap. Previously, he was a vice president at Lazard Frères and senior member of its alternative capital finance group where he advised private companies in raising capital from institutional investors and family offices. Prior to joining Lazard, RJ was a vice president at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in its private equity directs group. He has raised over $2 billion for private companies during his investment banking career. RJ is also Chairman of Market Insight Media, a holding company that owns and operates a portfolio of business media properties. Over 95,000 CEOs, executives and investors stay up to date on market news and insights across high growth sectors through Market Insight Media’s digital properties.
Earlier in his career, RJ was a member of the investment team for ProFund Internacional, one of the first private equity firms to invest in microfinance institutions. In addition, he led the capital raising practice for TechnoServe, a leading global economic development firm. RJ began his finance career as an M&A analyst with Robertson Stephens. He earned an MBA from Cornell University where he was a Park Fellow and a BS in commerce from the University of Virginia. RJ is also a graduate of The Juilliard School.
Since its founding, GrowthCap has been supported by an advisory board comprised of executives in investment management, private equity and venture. They include Dan Levin, CFO at Oaktree Capital Management, Nick Goldstein, Managing Director at Liberty Lane Partners, Josh Barenbaum, Partner at Eaton Partners, and Gus Warren, CEO of Bindle Systems, among others.