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.

Sunil Kushwaha
Hub Orchestrator

MBA from IMS-DAVV; BSc, Allahabad University; 5+ 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.

Vipul Garg
Community Manager, Gurgaon

BBA (Marketing & Sales) from Amity School of Business. Founder and Organiser of The UnConference – an active community of change makers in India consisting of people from fields like entrepreneurship, design, journalism, policy making and social activism, to help ideate social movements.

Aakanksha Gupta
Community Manager, Delhi

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Psycholgy from IP college, DU who got selected for Jagriti Yatra 2012, focussed on changed leadership and social entrepreneurship. 2+ years experience in the field of marketing, content writing and editing . Worked at Nurture Talent which involved conceptualizing, planning and executing NTA’s numerous venture and managing social media marketing and business development.

Sona Haryani
Hub Honcho, Delhi

Bachelor Of Commerce (Honors) from Delhi University with about 8 years of experience in companies like Aviva Life Insurance, OSIM India- a Global Leader in Lifestyle and healthcare Products, Crazy Rider- An organization handling Franchisee of Reebok and Levis in Delhi NCR and Credo Brands Marketing Pvt Ltd. (Mufti).

Ritika Gupta

Electrical engineer from VIT university, CEO at ngoFuel.org;Worked at Pravega Racing- Formula SAE Team as marketing and operations manager which involved developing marketing strategy to prospective supporting companies and business case for FSAE Italy.

Anil George
Associate

IT from PSG college of technology; Core team member of the History Project which brings together the historical accounts from Indian and Pakistani textbooks, side by side in one illustrated volume, Worked with Mu Sigma as business analyst.

Advisors
Harkesh Kumar Mittal
Honorary Advisor

Advisor and member Secretary at National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board(NSTEDB); Secretary for Technology Development Board (TDB) of Indian govt; Alum IIM-A (1984). A key instrument in innovation and entrepreneurship development in India. Provides financial and institutional assistance to technologists for commercializing their tech/research.

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.

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.

Evangelists
Prasad Vanga

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

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.

Rajiv Nair

PGP from IIM Ahmedabad,
B.E (IT) from Mumbai University;
5+ years of strategy consulting experience across 9 countries;
Worked with 20+ clients (spanning multiple sectors) on strategy formulation and implementation projects

Anuraag Gutgutia

Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur;Evolving Entrepreneur. Worked with Bombay Stock Exchange, Deutsche Bank, ITC ltd and WorldQuant. Represented India on several forums at Global Level- Hult Prize, United Nations COP11 ; Boutique investor in some growing start-ups in the Indian market like Coherendz and adviser to several other start-ups-BuyHatke,Intugine,Zaaika, etc.

Ramesh Jain

An expert in legal, financial and operations for different kind of business.
Chartered Accountant with over 26 years of post qualification of experience. Co-founded Pipal Research, scaled the operations from a 2 team members to over 300 and then sold the business to Crisil, a S&P Company. Advisory and investor member of StrongBox Ventures.

Pranav Savlani

B.com (honors) graduate from Bhagat Singh college Delhi University. He has worked for 3 years with Ernst & Young as a risk analyst. His work involved understanding each process, analyzing the risks involved at every step and providing a solution to mitigate the risk. He is now pursuing his MBA from Esade.