Jaison is currently the Director and Chief Operating Officer at Xelpmoc Design & Tech, a unique incubator and technology partner for startups. A veteran of the HR services industry, he has partnered with entrepreneurs, family business owners, the investing community and large enterprises, to develop leadership augmentation strategies and stellar teams. Operations, deep customer engagements, collaboration and relationship management are at the core of his experiences.
He was a founding team member at Quess Corp Limited (NSE: QUESS), India's leading business services company. As a key leader in their marquee executive search business, he built several successful practice groups and led go-to-market strategies. Previously with Adecco India, he built the portfolio services offering focused on the start-up ecosystem.
Jaison graduated from Narsee Monjee College and earned his MBA from NMIMS, Mumbai.
CEO at Brittman India
Mahesh Ahuja is an established and successful Entrepreneur, Go Giver, Networker. \n\n
Running Brittman with around 7,000 people on their pay – rolls and diversification in various businesses. \n\n
As discussed with both of you, Mahesh Bhai is exploring with some exciting startups for a strategic and symbiotic early stage investment opportunity. \n\n
He has recently invested in the e-commerce jewellery startup by Arnaud Lorie – Joolz and a couple of other startups. \n\n
Focus areas : Real estate tech, food tech, hospitality, fintech.
Founder at Neoniche Ideas.
Neha is a successful serial entrepreneur & a Business fashion professional by profession. She has created a 25Cr+ Company Neoniche, from scratch in 3 years. Neha is an alumni of NIFT, SPJIMR & Bhavans College, Mumbai. \n\n
She has now turned into an angel investor and looking at exciting opportunities to invest in. \n\n
Focus areas: Fashion, IoT, finch, food, travel.
Founder & CEO at Wheybetter Foods And Beverages Private Limited
Saumil is a highly accomplished entrepreneur in the food space. He Created Keya & exited it to Marico Family And recently started “All That’s good” a popular Nachos brand. He also helps a lot of startups in various spaces and is on the board of start-ups such as NODD. He would be interested in investments, where he himself can get involved & help the founders drive the business.
CTO, TATACLIQ & Leadership on Digital Initiatives, TATA Industries
One of top 6 technologists globally with over 150 implementations running across the globe, Sauvik Banerjjee is the Chief Technology Officer for TATACLIQ and Leadership on digital initiatives for all businesses of TATA Industries. He is the ex-CTA for SAP Global's Omni-channel and Digital vertical, where he spearheaded the physical architecture of the towers and retailers for JIO. A tech evangelist and entrepreneur by heart, he has built two successful start-ups and sold them in the UK. Having mentored over 600 senior management over the years, Sauvik in India is also mentoring select start-ups on building successful business models. He is on the board of advisors for several companies and start-ups alike. He has been responsible for disruptive innovation ideas in technology and omni-channel commerce that have earned him the distinction and title of being one of the only 6 people (the only person of Indian origin) in the world to have worked on all global Omni channel platforms. Sauvik also holds a robust track record in P&L roles where he has delivered over 143% growth, 122% growth across India and Europe for organisations like Infosys, Accenture and SAP.
AI, IOT, Robotics
Sauvik Banerjjee has been a recipient of multiple awards, some of his more recent awards include:
Infosys Global Star Award for the best disruption in Omni Channel Commerce 2012
Accenture European Award for innovation on disruption in Omni Channel Commerce 2013 and 2014
SAP Extra Mile Most Valued Player Award 2016
SAP Leadership Award for creating and delivering the world's first phigital omnichannel market place for the Tatas
These were in addition to completing his doctorate from University of Sunderland. His published papers on "Cross Language Information Retrieval System and models with Prof. Michael Oakes" have been widely referenced. He was also part of the Information Retrieval Group, CLEC, Linguistic group of Google.
He continues to be focused on innovation in the areas:
IoT and applications across industries
Sauvik has been dedicated to the cause of innovation and is currently mentoring organisations driving innovation in the fields of:
An achievers network platform driven by algorithms
IOT - smart logistics company
A loyalty rewarding digital platform
A new age online press platform
A pure play analytics organisation
A robotics organisation
The Govt of WB and CII Innovation Club Modeling for Startup India
Despite his pressing schedule he makes time for his passions like movies (some of which have gone on to win awards at international movie fests), is part of a popular UK comic production team Speech Bubble (who are reinventing the comic space of India with Indian stories), interact with his technology fan following on twitter @sovs76 and facebook on Sauvik Banerjjee - Technologist & Evangelist.
Founder of SPYRL Ventures
Shalin is the founder of SPYRL Ventures, a fund focused on FinTech and Industrial IoT. Shalin was a VP at the Piramal Group where he last led Piramal Realty's fund raise from Goldman Sachs and Warburg Pincus and was a founding member of the Group's investment arm, IndUS Growth Partners in charge of deploying nearly $4 billion. Prior to this, he was at NY based DCM Partners, a small cap hedge fund run by protŽgŽ of Berkshire board member David Gottesman and Bill Ackman where he also spearheaded efforts to start an India fund. Shalin also cofounded a stock picking portal and developed a non-inavasive intracranial pressure monitor with two neurosurgeons. Both startups failed, but led to him investing in Coinbase, Jugnoo and Zoomcar. Shalin grew up in NY and received his BS in Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon.
Founder & CEO, Lattu Kids
Vivek is a senior veteran in the corporate world. He is the vice-president at Star TV Group, an investor & mentor to many startups. He has held senior management positions at organisations, such as Nokia, Cable & Wireless, BT and Avaya. \n\n
He is alumni of IIM, Bangalore. \n\n
He has recently invested in a content startup aimed at kids, known as GoGo Kids. \n\n
Focus areas: Edutech, Content, Media, Media-Tech, IoT.
Investor & MD, GoQuest Media Ventures
Vivek Lath is Angel Investor and Managing Director at GoQuest Media Ventures.
A general management profile with experience in Business Consulting, Retail, Media/Entertainment & FMCG/CPG industry. I am passionate about developing new ventures/businesses, evaluating businesses and strategy and building partnerships. Current interests are in Digital Media and Internet of things.
Running Goquest Media Ventures, a content syndication and distribution company from Mumbai, India. This is my second stint with entrepreneurship. Goquest is now the largest independent distributor of Indian content to international television channels.
Set up the distribution and syndication operations for Cinergy Pictures, a film production and distribution venture. Worked closely with content buyers and sellers from across the world. Expertise in licensing feature films across all platforms.
Went through the sweet experience of starting a venture. Took care of everything from raising capital, business development, marketing and sales . Ran a successful pilot and signed up some of the largest companies for the pilot.
Worked in a mid management role, developed new businesses and sourced content for Tata Sky, a satellite television platform in India. This engagement involved building relations and negotiations with pay channel broadcasters, movie distributors, movie producers and other content providers.
Prior to Tata Sky, I was with Cannondale Associates, a business consulting firm based in CT, USA . Here, I assisted Retail and FMCG/CPG clients with their various growth plans, marketing plans, sales programs and new to market strategies. List of clients included fortune 50 Retail and FMCG/CPG companies in US. Analytics, presentation and leadership were my key skills in this engagement.
Specialties: Marketing in Retail/FMCG, Media and Entertainment, Digital Media, Business Development, Deal structuring and Negotiations, Business Evaluation, Analytics & Modeling.
Managing Partner at Rider Footwear LLP
Yash is a seasoned finance professional , spending 8 years with Morgan Stanley, where Automotive sector was one of his strong domains and comes from a strong family business back -ground in the retail/real estate & “Retail “space with a formidable experience and reputation. \n\n
Yash is exploring at investment opportunities with some exciting startups, where he can also get value to the table. \n\n
Focus areas: Food, Food-Tech Retail, Fintech, Fashion, Automotive, Clean-Tech.