The firm manages the proprietary capital of the Harsh Mariwala family – founding family of Marico Ltd, one of India’s most well respected FMCG companies with a market cap of ~$8.5Bn.
With deep networks across the entrepreneurial ecosystem, Sharrp invests long-term patient capital and supports its portfolio companies through multiple stages of their growth and evolution. Sharrp is an early and consistent partner to gritty entrepreneurs who are building enduring companies. The firm has delivered top decile returns including early investments in industry defining companies such as Nykaa and Mamaearth in India.
The name Sharrp is derived from the first letters of the names of family members across 3 generations of the Harsh Mariwala family. This demonstrates our commitment across generations to support best-in-class business builders in India and signifies our motivation to compound wealth across generations.
Breaking away from the shackles of family-run Bombay Oil Industries Ltd, Harsh Mariwala founded Marico in 1987. Today, the homegrown Marico is a leading international FMCG giant which recorded an annual turnover of over Rs 8000 crore last year. Their products, like Parachute, Nihar Naturals, Saffola, Set Wet, Livon and Mediker, are market leaders in their categories.
This is the story of grit, gumption and growth, and of the core values of trust, transparency and innovation which have brought the company to its current stature. Co-authored by leading management thinker and guru Ram Charan, Harsh Realities is a much-awaited business book by an innovative and clear-headed leader who built a highly professional, competitive business from the ground up.
Not limited by the typical restrictions of fund life and deal structures, Sharrp aims to be a supportive catalyst for the entrepreneurial ecosystem in India.
Portfolio companies have an opportunity to engage with and get strategic guidance from Harsh Mariwala — founder of Marico.
Collaborative approach and unique ecosystem leverage through Marico, Kaya, Ascent Foundation, Mariwala Health initiative, and Aquacentric.