Deepak Ravindran

Founder,
PIRATE FUND LLC

Deepak Ravindran is an under 30 Indian entrepreneurs who founded three mobile messaging companies in a decade. Innoz, the world’s largest SMS based search engine which he ran for several years before open sourcing it in 2013; Quest, a mobile knowledge messaging platform backed by 500 Startups; and most recently Lookup, a hyper-local messaging platform in India. In 2008, Deepak dropped out of engineering college to start Innoz and has been recognized as one of the outstanding innovators under 35 by the MIT Technology Review, one of Asia’s 21 emerging leaders under 40 according to Asia Society and most recently quoted as the Mark Zuckerberg of India by Business Insider. He lives in San Francisco and currently runs Pirate Fund – a startup incubator backing founders first.

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Prashant Borde

Co-Founder,
GRIDANTS

Prashant is a gifted individual with great work ethics. His programming skills are extraordinary and way ahead of anyone. At Recko, Prashant and his team have been on a mission to streamline every reconciliation flow in the transaction life-cycle and unlock massive efficiency and accuracy gains. With the sudden blast of digital transactions, Enterprises, Banks and Financial institutions are finding it difficult to keep a track on the money flowing across the organisation. They are building products which enable them to handle and monitor massive volumes of transactional data without writing a single line of code and ensure money is flowing between the right beneficiaries, with right deductions and in the right time.

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Pulkith Gaur

CTO & Founder,
GRID BOTS

Pulkit Gaur is an Engineer by education and the founder of Gridbots Technologies -Robotics. He has been building robots since his childhood. He has received TED Fellowship – MIT Young Innovator Award and Rajeev Circle Fellowship apart from various other national and international awards for his technological innovations. He currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer of Gridbots and drives the companies Innovation and Technological advancements.

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Sijo Kuruvilla George

Founder & CEO,
STARTUP VILLAGE

Sijo Kuruvilla George is the Founding CEO of Startup Village, India’s first PPP (Public Private Partnership) Technology Business Incubator (TBI), which brought entrepreneurship and startups to widespread public discourse in the state of Kerala. He is also the co-founder of MobME, one of the first student startups from the state. Sijo was instrumental in the conceptualization and advocacy of the Student Entrepreneurship Policy in the state of Kerala. In recognition of his contributions to society, Sijo was invited to the first cohort of Rajeev Circle Fellowships by Motwani Jadeja Foundation and the International Visitor Leadership Forum (IVLP), prestigious professional exchange program of the Department of State, USA. He is a speaker at various forums, columnist and also a consultant to several organisations. Sijo is presently engaged with building out his non profit initiative,

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Sanjay Vijaylkumar

Co-Founder & Chairman,
MOBME & SV.CO

Sanjay belongs to the new breed of Indian Entrepreneurs who are young and fearless. Starting an entrepreneurial journey at the age of 22 while in third of engineering, Sanjay lead and created a team of engineering graduates who were passionate about technology to build up MobME Wireless, one of India’s most exciting and innovative mobile –internet companies. MobME quickly raised angel funding from investors based out of India, Middle East and Silicon Valley. Defying convention in India, Sanjay turned down MNC job offers to scale up MobME, building a team of over 250+ people spread across offices in Trivandrum, Cochin, Mumbai and Delhi and presence in 17 locations in India.

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Senthil Kanthaswamy

COO & Co-Founder,
FRILIP

Senthil is the founder & COO of Frilp.com, an IIM Ahmedabad incubated company. He has been instrumental in making it part of top 25 hot startups in world. Building a high energy team of engineers, product managers and designers from ground up, Senthil has shown leadership in Product Strategy/ Growth Planning / Program Management with strong experience in envisioning, developing and managing internet & mobile products using latest technologies.

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Shyam Anandaraman

COO & Co-Founder,
FRILIP

Shyam Anandraman is an entrepreneur & product Manager who is eternally optimistic about India & gets high on helping startups who are madly trying to solve real world problems.

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Sarthak Jain

CEO & Co-Founder,
NANONETS

Sarthak Jain is the CEO and Co- founder of NanoNets a company based in Silicon Valley which is a Machine Learning Platform. They were a part of Y Combinator’s Winter 17 batch and have raised venture funding from some of the top VCs in the US.
Sarthak is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from IIT Gandhinagar (Gold Medalist). While he was in college, he started a company called GridAnts. The company has received international acclaim and investments from Silicon Valley investors and the 2 top VC firms in India Accel Partners and Helion Venture Partners. The company was acquired by Myntra.

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Vinay Rao

Founder,
BANG DESIGN

For over 20 years Vinay has been an award winning product designer, engineer, investor, board member, and entrepreneurial advisor. He thrives at the intersection of advancing human experience, great products and big markets.
Apart from Bang ID, the multi-award winning design advisory he co-founded in 1999, Vinay has business interests in ventures in sports, wellness, connected devices, and good auto, all of which he plans to build into globally admired companies and brands.
He likes to dive deep into subjects, embrace change easy, and is always looking to collaborate.

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