Kalpesh Kapadia

Chief Executive Officer &


Kalpesh Kapadia’s career spans 20+ years in the US and Asia, primarily in technology and finance. Prior to co-founding Deserve he was one of the foremost analyst/investors in Wall Street’s tech sector. In 2004 he was ranked the #1 analyst in the US across all sectors by the venerable Wall Street Journal. In 2005 he founded Equanum Capital and successfully managed it through 2012. In ’07 and ’09, Equanum Funds were one of the best managed global equity funds in Barrons.com and Asiahedge rankings. He earned an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University where he is an active member of its Bay Area Alumni community and a proud member of W.L. Mellon Society.

He also holds an MS in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from New Jersey Institute of Technology. His personal and charitable interests focus on empowerment and upliftment through higher education. Kalpesh is a member/supporter of organizations such as Cato Institute, Santa Fe Institute, Foundation for Excellence and American Himalayan Foundation. He is also a member of Bay Area chapters of Commonwealth Club and the Churchill Club. He came to the US over 20 years ago as a young student and struggled to establish his credit profile. Through Deserve, he plans to ease the challenges for this deserving but underserved population.