Mentors

Premnath Venugopalan

Premnath holds a B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology ‐ Bombay and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. He has also been a Chevening Technology Enterprise Fellow with the Centre for Scientific Enterprises, London Business School and Cambridge University, UK. He brings with him considerable experience in technology development and commercialization, working with start‐up companies (in Cambridge‐UK and India) and engaging with large corporations on research and consulting projects as project leader.

Ravi Sarangapani

Mr. Ravi previously held senior positions for Sushrut / Adler in Product Development, Sales and Marketing, Regulatory affairs. He is an accomplished professional with over 25 years in the medical device industry encompassing leadership roles in New Product Development, Quality Management and Regulatory affairs, Marketing, Sales and Business Development. Mr. Ravi has proven track record of managing the new product development process from conceptualization and market analysis through development, risk management, pre-clinical evaluation, verification and validation, test marketing to commercialization. Outstanding communication talents with proven ability to build and lead highly efficient teams, train technical professionals and to convey complex concepts in understandable terms. Especially skilled at problem analysis and resolution, strategic planning and budget controls. Strong background of interactions with Key Opinion Leaders, customers and trade channels throughout Asia, Middle East, Africa and some areas of Europe.

Srikant Shastri

Mr.Sastri is an Entrepreneur with 2 exits. A successful entrepreneur: Built & sold two large services ventures in India & SE Asia. Presently, Co-founder of AI & Big Data product company. Rich experience in incubating new-age ideas & technologies (digital, AI, IoT,biotech), working with young talent and new-age consumers. Board & leadership experience: Successful M&A strategy as India Chairperson of global corporation. Hands-on experience in building businesses at scale, fundraising, restructuring, global expansion, and partnerships. Deep interest in socially-relevant initiatives: Mentoring & angel investing with range of for-profit social enterprises. Grassroots experience of running own not-for-profit.

Mentors associated in the past

Hitendra Singh
Fund Chief Operating Partner (London), Co-Founder & CEO (Mumbai), COO (Dubai), IIMA.
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