ICP's key strength lies in our core team and the access we have to seasoned professionals from various industries and backgrounds. We are able to bring to bear this pool of expertise and talent on our investments as necessary. This includes seconding senior executives to investee companies that need talent in order to move to the next stage in their growth.
ICP’s human capital has been built up over many years, founded on the extensive network of our founders and developed further over the years through associations with the financial, government and business communities.
ICP was co-founded by Cyrus Vandrevala and legendary venture capitalist Pete Musser.
Mr. Vandrevala is supported ably by a core team of professionals that comes from a variety of backgrounds and brings a diverse set of skills.
The core team has experience in various verticals, such as finance, consulting, venture capital, information technology, outsourcing, manufacturing, media and business services. The team is made up of people who, over their collective careers, have been involved with capital market and M&A transactions of over $20 billion. The team has experience working with companies in North America, Europe, Japan and India.
In addition to the core team, ICP has access to a variety of professionals available either as consultants or as entrepreneurs-in-residence. These professionals come from a variety of backgrounds, and include former Fortune 500 CEOs, retired government officials, and professors and other academic personalities.
ICP also has a network of relationships that Mr. Vandrevala and Mr. Musser have developed over the decades.
A veteran of the technology and financial industries, Mr. Musser has been a leading figure in the business world as both an entrepreneur and a chief executive for more than 50 years.
Mr. Musser is perhaps best known for his role at Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. As the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer from 1953 until 2001, he facilitated the formation and success of many of today's top Fortune companies, including QVC, Comcast, Novell, Inc. and more. Today, Mr. Musser continues to serve as Chairman Emeritus of Safeguard. He also remains active on a number of corporate boards as a Director of Internet Capital Group, Inc., NutriSystem, Inc., Chairman of Telkonet, Inc. and InfoLogix, Inc., and Vice Chairman of Health Benefits Direct Corp.
Mr. Musser is a strong supporter of and contributor to the community at-large. He is a member of a variety of civic, educational, and charitable boards of directors, and serves as Chairman of the Eastern Technology Council, Chairman of Economics PA, and Vice Chairman of the National Center for the American Revolution.
Cyrus Vandrevala is a leading private equity investor who has been a pioneer in investing in private companies by utilizing cross-border synergies. Mr. Vandrevala has founded and successfully operated companies in the U.S., Russia, India and the Middle East.
He currently serves as Co- Founder and Vice Chairman of Intrepid Capital Partners.
To-date, Mr. Vandrevala through various investment groups has invested in over 100 companies. He received the Global Investor of the Year Award at the 2015 Asian Business Awards, which recognize Asian business excellence, acumen and achievement. Mr. Vandrevala is also a well-known international philanthropist and is co-founder of the Vandrevala Foundation, which is active in the area of mental health in India.