Minesh Mistry has nearly 20 years of experience as an investor and entrepreneur. He focuses on sourcing, evaluating and partnering with companies across healthcare and business services.
Prior to Cranemere, Minesh co-founded a consumer technology business that was named one of Time Inc.’s Top 10 startups in NYC in 2012 and was later acquired by Groupon, where he served on the management team of the company’s fastest-growing business line, and a member of Groupon Labs, an internal business incubation team.
Before this, Minesh spent nearly a decade as an investor at General Atlantic, a global growth equity firm, where he focused on investments in healthcare services and technology and helped establish the firm’s Silicon Valley office. Minesh began his career at Morgan Stanley in its Healthcare Investment Banking Group.
Minesh holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School. He received his Bachelor of Science of Public Health (BSPH) in Environmental Science & Policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he graduated with Honors. He resides in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Emiko, and their two children.
An important piece of advice I received is to think of your comfort zone as bounded by two walls on either side that narrow over time. Unless you actively push against those walls, opportunities for meaningful progress will similarly narrow. Leaning into moments of discomfort and embracing thoughtful risk taking are essential for personal and professional growth.
A favorite quote of mine is Theodore Roosevelt’s “Man in the Arena.” It is about acknowledging the people who, driven by conviction, pursue a path of courage and action in the face of uncertainty and risk of failure. In the context of my career, the quote captures the tenacious spirit of the entrepreneurs I have had the privilege of working with on “both sides of the table” who through creativity and persistence aspire to build great companies that endure.