Prakhar Agarwal Early Stage Venture Capitalist at VilCap Investments
Masters in Management and Finance, IE Business School
Village Capital IE Business School
Early stage Venture Capital investments experience across various industries, closing deals end to end - valuations, negotiating terms of investment, financial analysis, term sheet drafting, due diligence and investment closure.
Neeraj Gupta Founder & CEO at FormulateIP
Neeraj is Founder & CEO at FormulateIP based in India and USA. Applying his business and technical background, Neeraj assists clients in protecting and expanding their domestic and international knowledge-based businesses using IP protection, licensing and strategic planning.
Neeraj is Co-founder and Director at Excubator which provides guidance and support needed to entrepreneurs for building a successful entrepreneurial practice. Neeraj is Founder and Managing Director at Lawcubator which is a technology firm in legal domain.
Neeraj is CEO at IIT Roorkee’s startup incubator called TIDES. Neeraj is Co-founder of PanIIT Mentors which is a Nation Building Initiative under PanIIT.
G Ramachandran Mentor Capitalist
A mentor capitalist with impeccable entrepreneurial spirit and financial expertise has evolved beyond spreadsheets and scripted new success stories from new economy startups like Tower Capital, Image ads, Karrox, Eye Global Technologies ltd, Safe House, Pop Up Technologies and Has Juices and more. A perpetual quest to explore new horizons of a fast changing global scenario made GR (as he is popularly known) to go through a metamorphosis and turn in to a mentor capitalist. At GOLD’S GYM, GR is spearheading the global fitness leader with his new vision and fiscal stratagem.
Recently being sector agnostic GR has been successful in launching new brands in the retail food segment which are IDezzerts and ICuisines.
Manishh Anand Founder & CEO Utilis Capital
Manishh is the Founder & CEO of Utilis Capital, a Late Seed & Pre-Series A focused Micro VC Fund backing Disruptive & Innovative Tech-enabled Start-ups. He has 28 years of Leadership experience across 11 Diverse industry domains, has founded over 8 Businesses, and has mentored over 44 Start-ups during the course of his professional career.
He graduated from Bangalore University in BE – Electrical & Electronics, and has Post Graduate Studies in Home Electronics, Fashion Design, Global IT Solutions, Mythology, Neuro-Physics, Genetic Engineering, Anthropology, Alternate & Natural Therapies, SPA & Wellness Techniques, Horology, and Renewable Energy.
Atul Monga Angel Investor, Entrepreneur, Investment Banker Rubique Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Mahavir Pratap Sharma Chairman and Co-founder at RAIN (Rajasthan Angel Innovators Network TiE Global
Mahavir Sharma, a serial entrepreneur is part of umpteen businesses and social organizations, and exudes passion in angel investing, leadership and mentoring.
After schooling at Xavier and college in Jaipur, he went to the US and worked in the international trading market for 6 years. He has founded or co-founded:
1) Oscar Expo Design LLP- Manufacturing and exports of Carpets and Silver Jewellery (www.oscarexpo.com) for the last 24 years.
3) Jaipur Kaleen park Ltd (JKPL)- A group of carpet manufactures, developing an Industrial park, which is a first ever Eco-friendly and non-polluting carpet and textile park near Jaipur.
4) Hari Om Decor- Or S. Raja ( www.sraja.in ) started with 2 fellow exporters, a chain of retail floor coverings store across India.
5) RAIN- With fellow charter members in Rajasthan he has become an integral part of an angel investor network of Rajasthan, RAIN (). And he is a mentor and director on investments like Organic Shop (p) Ltd () and 3 more start-ups lately.
7) Chairman- Carpet Export Promotion Council, the apex body of Handmade carpet industry in India under the aegis of The Textile Ministry, GOI.
8) Trustee- TiE Global 2016-17, founder member and past president of TiE Rajasthan, Promoted the values of TiE and Entrepreneurship not only in Rajasthan, but India and the world.
In the past he has also been:-
Jaipur Virasat Foundation () in various roles President, Rajasthan Carpet Manufacturers and Exporters Association
Abhijeet Kumar Co-Founder ah! Ventures
Graduate IIT Mumbai (2003 Batch)
Analyst with Deloitte for 1.5 years
Co-founder, Pronto Infotech (A technology company with about 50 employees and offices in Mumbai & Delhi)
Armed with a B.Tech from IIT Mumbai, Abhijeet worked with Deloitte Consulting as an Associate Consultant before moving on to found his own company, Pronto Infotech, in the ITES space. Here, he faced and overcame the challenges that come with setting up an enterprise, and in the last 6 years, has created a successful venture with a multi-crore revenue stream. He has worked with numerous clients across industries and in various functional domains including Tax, Retail, HR, E-Commerce, Web, Supply Chain, Technology, Banking and others.
Having consulted in both business and technical capacities, and with the extensive experience working directly and indirectly for various functional domains, Abhijeet has the ability to evaluate ventures across the board and help entrepreneurs with intelligent cost planning through optimisation of systems, processes and networks, as well as creating and achieving targets. With his wide network of professionals from various verticals like operations, finance, accounting, and marketing, Abhijeet is not only able to help stem temporary gaps, but also generate business.
Cofounder & Executive at Innovation and Incubation Centre,
PDPU, Ahmedabad, Gujarat,
I am a thinker, working with mission to enable people to Create Great Products, Build great companies and "Change the World"
I believe that organizations which invest wisely in technology, as a general rule, increase their operational maturity faster than their competitors. At Fully Managed Innovation & Incubation Centre, we are Creating Future technology and startups by providing them Mentorship, training, financial Assistance, Laboratories and all other necessary things .We are navigating & Inspiring the ever-evolving "blue ocean" of technology, implementing strategies to enhance their operational maturity, while effectively eliminating risks. We take care of the nuts and bolts, every detail, so that you don't have to. We have a system that works at Innovation & Incubation centre.
Executive Director - MyCFO & Chair - Fintech SIG at TiE Mumbai.
Active Angel Investor & Business Builder
Accomplished Corporate Finance Executive, Investment Professional, Entrepreneur & Advisor with a proven track record in achieving positive business results with a focus on bottom line results, sustainability, efficiency and top line growth within early, growth stage enterprises and global organizations. Demonstrated ability to build and lead business operations that drive growth, increase efficiency, and manage margins and risk.
Global living & professional experience in the US & India. Experience includes leading new and fast growing businesses, investments, equity capital and debt, operational and financial efficiencies, M&A, exits, strategic initiatives and restructuring. Proven track record in developing strategic alliances, identifying new opportunities and measuring impact. NASDAQ IPO experience.
Possess solid leadership, communication and interpersonal skills to establish rapport with all levels of staff and management. Frequent speaker, blogger & writer.
Specialties: Financial Management, Fintech, Operations, Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Angel Investing, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Strategy, Business Development, M&A, Buyouts & MBOs
Shashank Pradhan Trust Adviser | Deal Maker | Global Business Development | Networking Expert Aegis Limited
A professional with around 27 years of experience in all aspects of Managing Business, P&L Ownership, Sales,Pre-Sales, Business Solution, Domain Consulting, Client Partner, Global Account Management, Project and Program Management in IT Services Business.
Global and Local Work Experience: North America, Germany, Korea, Singapore, and United Kingdom. Have worked with clients across North America, Asia, Middle East and India
Vivek Kumar CEO, Venture Garage.
He is a multiple entrepreneur and has been working with early stage businesses and start-ups in four key thrust areas of- Strategic Roadmaps, Market Access, Digital & tech knowhow, and Fund Raising. They themselves have small angel investments, and stock holding in start-ups and mentor and work with promising ones.
In his 10 year stint at “The Nielsen Company” he worked closely with the marketing and strategy teams of leading MNCs such as Airtel, Nokia, GSK, UN agencies, Aajtak, NDTV, Times now, Political parties, Transparency international, Fritolays etc.
Co-Founded IRIS retail, a market intelligence and handholding company with services in, retail analytics and advisory. Clients included Nike, Lifestyle, Mcdonalds, Bata, DLF, Bain Capital, KPMG etc.
Subsequently Co-Founded Bollywoodandfashion, a celebrity inspired “lifestyle” site delivering fast fashion in lifestyle products.
Co-founded SMEjoinup.com a business services helpline.
MICA (Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad) alumnus on 1996.
Co-Founder LIFTOFF Ventures
Mentor & Strategic Ideator
Through career span Nishant's been part of companies in their infancy and saw them through multi thousand employees and geography spreads. As the chosen one through employment years, he was tasked with projects requiring new skills and went onto develop teams and success consistently.
As an Entrepreneur, Nishant built companies with positive exists and others where learnings were the only thing worth a mention. Entrepreneurial experience spans Management Consulting, Online Fashion, Retail Ops, Health & Wellness and Condition Monitoring & Testing
Company Snapshot - Equity / Owned:
LIFTOFF Ventures - India
liftoffventures.com VYANA Scientific - India
Health & Wellness
vyanascientific.com AFYA Health - India
Medical Made Easy
afyaonline.com Medgenera - India
Healthcare Information Portal
medgenera.com Zinier INC - StartX USA
Retail Operations SAS
zinier.com iAdept Marketing - India
Condition Monitoring & Measurement Devices
iadeptmarketing.com theVinciPC - India
Next Gen AI
Web Coming Up NeuvoCap - Singapore
Holding Firm Brand Access - India
Physical Retail - Global Brands
Out of sheer startup enthusiasm as well as being a designated mentor, Nishant has guided over 100 startups choose the right direction & become a secure and growth focussed business models.
In summary Nishant is an entrepreneur with real world experience of providing direction, managing large scale growth, movement and acquisitions
- Business & Growth Strategies
- National & International Business Execution
- Idea Evolution and Model Enhancement
- Board Advisory and Corporate Governance
- Key Resource Requirement Plan
- Corporate Branding Initiatives
- Strategic M&A Targets and Execution
- Risk Mitigation & Business Continuity
- Consumer Behavior Needs and Wants