GrowthCap was founded in 2013 to facilitate the flow of capital to high growth private companies. Its primary focus is to aid CEOs, entrepreneurs, as well as large asset managers in better understanding the universe of capital alternatives offered by private equity, growth equity, venture capital, and private debt firms. GrowthCap also aims to provide company management teams with insights into how top performing companies have succeeded in scaling their businesses and in select cases enables investors to participate in private capital opportunities. 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. Earlier in his career, he was a member of the investment team for ProFund Internacional, which was backed by The World Bank and was 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 is also the Executive 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. RJ earned an MBA from Cornell University where he was a Park Fellow and a BS in commerce from the University of Virginia. He is also a graduate of The Juilliard School.
Since its founding, GrowthCap has been supported by an advisory board comprised of executives in private equity, growth equity, venture capital and asset management.