Alokik Advani
Managing Director, Fintech Strategic Investments
Alokik leads the Fintech Strategic Investments team at Eight Roads. This team builds and invests in innovative strategic financial services companies and technologies, including Moneybox, Kuvera and Alpima. He joined Eight Roads after ten years at Goldman Sachs, most recently as Head of Principal Strategic Investments, APAC, based in Hong Kong. Prior to that Alokik spent time at Merrill Lynch in London and New York. He has a BA in Economics from Ohio Wesleyan University and an MBA from INSEAD.

What is the job you do at Eight Roads?

I lead the Fintech Strategic Investments team which builds, backs and acquires innovative strategic financial services companies and technologies. 

Looking back, what’s been the steepest learning curve on your career journey so far?

My greatest learning has been to develop a level of empathy for smart, driven entrepreneurs while building long lasting relationships. Investing acumen has helped me identify strong, strategic companies, but it is not enough in the long term.

If you could give one piece of advice to your 20-year-old self what would it be?

Be authentic and act with integrity in everything that you do - work, life and family. The reputation that you build for yourself will propel you to new heights and new adventures.