MarketStar is a group company of 7Avenues Enterprises and is a trading business, with trades in stocks, derivatives, and commodities. We also offer India investment advisory services. We have a list of profitable investment and trading opportunities in India, Hong Kong, USA, UK and we can work with clients worldwide.
Founders & Management Team
Shankar AVSB, is the Founder and Investor/Trader for MarketStar. He has executive level experience in Technology and Energy sectors, including Project Finance and M&A, and has worked with industry leaders like ABB, Infosys, BP, Fidelity and Citigroup. He is a keen student of the global financial markets, and has a special interest in energy and natural resources. Shankar strongly believes that with patience and discipline, it is possible to get above-market returns over any time frame. He stays in touch with a wide range of entrepreneurs, investors and traders worldwide. Business owners worldwide have consulted with him, and his views have also featured in Harvard Business Review. He is an alumnus of NIT Jaipur, IIM Lucknow, and has also studied at Stanford University.
Sandeep Saxena, is the Founder & Managing Director of MarketStar and Big India Farms. He has in-depth understanding of financial services industry, along with Indian retail, agriculture, food supply chain, and real estate businesses. Sandeep strongly believes in creating scale and supply chain efficiency in every industry, and that the cost of financial services can be brought down significantly by reducing middlemen. Sandeep has expertise in contracts, deal negotiation, and has advised multiple entities in their financial planning. He has worked with leading companies like Indian Oil, Infosys, Cogizant, Amex, Franklin Templeton in senior executive roles. He is an alumnus of IIT Kanpur and IIM Lucknow.
Both Shankar and Sandeep have a keen interest in economics, law, financial structures, contracts, the Indian legal system, government, and public policy.
As traders, we value time and speed, and prefer to operate with low margins and high volumes. In fact, we find that stock trading is very similar to operating a retail business, in which we have experience through our group company 7to9 Retail. The same concepts of inventory turnover applies to stock trading as well. We have developed our own trading model, and our trading operations can scale up easily as per business requirements.
As investors, we are long term investors in each of our chosen companies. Our capital is used to buy their stocks during weak periods and we don’t sell in downturns. We make only a few investments, but when we do, we stick with our companies for the long term, and this approach has paid off over the last 15 years of our investing experience. We have no preference for any particular industry but we invest only in large-cap or mid-cap companies with at least Rs 1000 crore market capitalization, because we already have sufficient early stage/small cap exposure through other group companies of 7Avenues, the parent company of MarketStar Capital.
As investment advisors, we cover a wide range of Indian investment opportunities. We actively help our clients to make profitable investments. We advise our clients using the same information that we use for our own investment and trading operations. We value the trust of our clients and want them to be successful.