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Ranvir Gujral
Founder & Managing Partner

Ranvir Gujral is a private equity investor and entrepreneur. He is the founder and managing partner of Sleeping Bear Capital, a founder-first private equity firm that invests in business unit spinouts and venture-backed technology, eCommerce, and business services companies seeking new capital to reach their fullest potential. Previously co-founder and CEO of Chute, a marketing SAAS business that was backed by Y Combinator, Foundry Group, USVP, and Salesforce Ventures, and which sold to a PE firm in 2018.

Kate Mellinger

Principal & Chief of Staff

Kate is an expert at finding and scaling product-market fit.

The horsepower behind her success is her track record in revenue, product, and operations. In her early career, Kate managed operations and onsite analyses of distressed and large banks for the FDIC. She then went on to join AltoIRA, a fintech in the alternative investments space, as the second employee and led many growth initiatives from ideation to implementation.  Kate is a graduate from George Washington University School of Business and splits her time between Nashville, TN and her hometown of Fort Lauderdale, FL.