Our Team
Varun Chawla
Partner

Magna Cum Laude from Cornell Univ; 5+yrs of Investment Banking experience with Goldman Sachs in U.S. and India; 4+yrs of fundraising experience; Founder of myguesthouse.com, acquired by MakeMyTrip in Nov ‘11.

Anand Vemuri
Partner

MS in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University; 4+ years experience working at a medical device start-up (Caldera Medical) in Southern California, working on implantable devices for soft tissue repair.

Apurv Agrawal
Founding Member, Evangelist

IT engineer from VIT University; founded ngoFuel.org at 19; founding member & VP Business Development at What’s up Bharat; President – Kairos Society India; among 2 Indians selected for the World Foresight Forum 2011, the Hague.

Pranay Gupta
Partner 91springboard, Incubation, Startup Enthusiast, Acceleration

PGP from IIM(A); B.Tech & M.Tech IIT Delhi; Worked with Lehman Bros & Nomura; Joint CEO at CIIE, IIM Ahmedabad; Established iAccelerator, Power of Ideas and MentorEdge; Involved with over 80+ startups; Led 40+ investments in startups across many domains.

Kanika Jain
Evangelist

L.L.B, Law Faculty, D.U.; B.com (H), D.U.

Sunil Kushwaha
Hub Operations, Gurgaon

MBA from IMS-DAVV; BSc, Allahabad University; 4+ years experience in academics, market research and startup ecosystem; Worked with Indian Angel Network handling incubator operations and community building.

Pushpendra Thakur
Venture Partner

B.Tech, MBA –Symbiosis Pune; Worked with Rocket Internet, iYogi, Tyroo; Lead Digital Marketing – FabFurnish.com, Consultant- Shopatplaces.com; Member – Insight Alpha, Consulting (Digital Marketing) – 17 startups.

Prasad Vanga
Evangelist

Stanford Executive Program from Stanford Graduate School of Business, Entrepreneur – Valdel Xtent , a mail order catalog BPO built to a $25MM and 600 people company, sold to Essar and now called Aegis. Angel investor & advisor to Medplus, Ben Franklin and Any requirement; Vice President & Global Change Management leader at Genpact.

Siddhant Bhansali
Evangelist

Computer Engineering from University of Illinois (UIUC). MBA from Indian School of Business (ISB). 11+ years in technology sector. Worked at Microsoft on Outlook Express, Windows and Internet Explorer. Helped transition Indlaw.com to Thomson Reuters. Manager for project between United Nations and Ministry of Commerce. Setup and managed India operations for US based companies.

Advisors
Dr. Susan Lim

A master surgeon, and member of the Global Advisory Council for the International Society for Stem Cell Research. Entrepreneurial, with a dare to challenge the status quo spirit, huge love for music, nature and the outdoors, a family person, feeling and appreciating the special moments in life!

M.S.(Kuki) Chawla

He is a qualified CA from UK (1975). Created four ventures to date, in the areas of: Pharmaceuticals and soya meal export, operations and management of a travel agency, creation of one of India’s largest travel consortiums and representation of a foreign bank for risk management ops and advisory services.

Jonty Rhodes
Owner at Jonty’s Africa

Jonathan Neil “Jonty” Rhodes (born 27 July 1969) is a former South African Test and One Day International cricketer who played for the South African cricket team. Jonty is an avid supporter of entrepreneurship especially in the fields of sports development, sports medicine, and sports travel.

Siddharth Talwar

Founded Evolv, an India focused Training Company, in 2001. Received first round funding from Singapore Technologies in 2002. Sold Company to NIIT Ltd. in January 2008. NIIT Ltd is the largest Training company in Asia.

C Parthasarathy

Mr. C Parthasarathy, a leader in the financial services industry in India is responsible for building KARVY as one of India’s truly integrated Financial Services Provider; he is a fellow member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a graduate in law.

Rick Rasmussen

Mr. Rick Rasmussen, runs a global consulting practice that connects international companies, governments and economic development agencies with the vast resources available throughout Silicon Valley. More recently helping governments and VCs drive agendas forward.