Serial Entrepreneur & Partner GrowthStory & Promoter Portea Medical
As President, Umang leads the entire strategic thinking and operational business delivery at Dailyhunt. He directly oversees Dailyhunt’s user, product, engagement and
revenue growth strategy across the entire family of applications. Umang has close to two decades of leadership experience covering product development, sales, consulting, marketing and partnerships and has successfully championed collaborative cross-functional management, built teams and grown businesses for various multinational companies. Prior to Dailyhunt, Umang was the Managing Director at Facebook India and South Asia, where he was instrumental in growing India to the largest market in the world for Facebook and driving exponential revenue growth.
Before Facebook, Umang was the Managing Director at Adobe for the South Asia region and was responsible for growing the business in India making it one of the leading
markets for Adobe in the APAC and global regions. At Intuit Inc., Umang served as the Managing Director for India & Emerging markets, where he lead the company’s
business and execution of the region’s strategic plans. Early in his career, Umang served as the Business Head of the Banking and Financial Services segment at Symantec India. In this role, he helped grow the BFSI business exponentially year on year by leveraging strategic enterprise level agreements with key financial institutions.
Umang is an alumnus of Harvard Business School and an engineering graduate from the University of Pune. He is the recipient of the ’40 Under Forty: India’s Hottest Business Leaders Award’ given by The Economic Times and Spencer Stuart in 2014, ‘GQ’s 50 Most Influential Young Indians’ for 2016 & 2017 and most recently the prestigious Fortune India 40 under 40 in 2017. Umang serves on the boards of several start-ups and large organizations. Umang’s hobbies include playing golf, photography, travel and often speaks on digital transformation at premier industry events and academic institutions.
Managing Director, Sales and Marketing group Intel India
Director & GM Amazon Seller Services
Co-founder & Partner Lightbox VC
Managing Director Kalaari Capital
Founding Partner Pi Ventures
Chief Information Security Officer – Asia, Japan and Business Services AXA Group
Managing Director Inventus India
Samir is currently the Managing Director of Inventus Advisory Services India. He has been an early-stage venture investor in India since 2001.
Prior to co-founding Inventus, Samir led the India venture investing team for Acer Technology Ventures, where he made early-stage investments in the technology space.
Prior to his VC career, Samir spent 15+ years in the IT industry in India in Sales, Marketing and Product Management roles, starting with Computer Point, moving onto a 10+ year stint with Wipro Infotech, and finally a 2½ year stint with Planetasia.
Samir is an active Charter Member of Tie Bangalore, and has been a member of the Governing Body. He is also a Member of the Board of Governors of the technology incubator at IIT Bombay, and at Dayanand Sagar University.
Samir earned his B.Tech from IIT-Bombay in 1984 and an MBA from IIM, Bangalore in 1986, where he was awarded the Best All-Round Outgoing student.
Co-founder, Partner and Founding Partner Stellaris Venture Partners
Alok Goyal is a Partner at Stellaris Venture Partners, an early stage, technology focused venture capital firm based out of Bangalore. Alok focuses on investments in enterprise software, logistics and automotive companies. On behalf of Stellaris, Alok is on the board of Whatfix, Noticeboard and Loadshare, and also is an Independent Director on the board of eClerx, a publicly listed company in India.
Prior to Stellaris, Alok was a Partner at Helion Ventures, where he led enterprise software and services investments. Before his career in venture capital, Alok was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of SAP India and had been associated with SAP since the year 2004 in various leadership roles in the United States and in India. Before SAP, Alok also worked with Siebel Systems, The McKenna Group, McKinsey & Company and Cadence Design Systems.
Alok has completed his MBA from INSEAD (France), MS in Computer Sciences from University of Texas, Austin and his B.Tech in Computer Science from IIT Delhi.
Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer Zoomcar
Founder & CEO Pepperfry.com
Founder & CEO BankBazaar.com
Adhil serves as the CEO of BankBazaar. Also the co-founder of the company, Adhil has set for himself an incisive vision – that of making banking entirely paperless and bringing it completely online to democratize ﬁnance and increase ﬁnancial inclusion – and enabling this through BankBazaar.
Over the last eight years, as the CEO, Adhil has been instrumental in building BankBazaar into a multimillion enterprise with the largest number of partner organizations, widest product range, and biggest reach. Under his leadership, BankBazaar now has more than 75 technically integrated partners on board. Adhil also successfully led BankBazaar’s international expansion initiative in South Asia.
Adhil has been named as one of India’s best professionals and entrepreneurs under the age of 40 by the Economic Times. He represents BankBazaar at the Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and is the convener for the IAMAI Regulatory Committee. He is also actively associated with CII’s Fintech and the Assocham’s eCommerce Committees.
Partner & Head of Investments Axilor Ventures
Editor in Chief News Corp VCCircle
Founder, ShopClues & Founder and CEO, Droom
Sandeep is the founder of two marketplaces in India – Droom, India’s first automobile marketplace and ShopClues, India’s first and largest managed marketplace.
In April 2014, Sandeep started Droom, an online transactional marketplace for buying and selling of used and new automobiles. Droom is a completely disruptive business, which has created an unparalleled trust and pricing advantage for buyers.
Sandeep has successfully built ShopClues as one of the top 5 Unicorns in Consumer Internet in India despite of being the 35th entrant into Indian E-Commerce. Sandeep founded ShopClues.com at his house in California in Oct 2010 and moved to India in August 2011 to empower 15Mn SME sellers. Prior to his entrepreneurial journey, Sandeep worked for 14 years – as an Internet research analyst for nearly a decade on wall street, and in strategy roles at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington and Schwab.com in San Francisco working closely with the founders Bill Gates and Charles Schwab.
Sandeep is one of the masters in MTV Dropout, a reality TV show on entrepreneurship.He has an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis and holds a US patent.
Managing Director SAIF Partner
Alok is Partner at SAIF Partners, a sector and stage agnostic venture capital fund. He focuses on Consumer internet and Enterprise/SaaS related businesses. Prior to joining SAIF Partners, Alok was CEO of FreeCharge which he led from Series A to eventual acquisition by SnapDeal. He was also COO of RedBus (acquired by GoIbibo). Prior to his startup stints, Alok spent 5 years at Google in Bangalore and Mountain View in various product roles. Alok holds an MBA from India School of Business and holds 2 patents. Alok was listed in the Fortune India 40 under 40 list for 2014.
Passion for change and success can never be confined in boundaries. This stands true in case of Sagoon’s inspirational founder, Govinda Giri. His journey that started from a remote village in Nepal landed him in Washington DC and now is making its mark in several countries like India, USA, Canada, Australia and more is no less than a movie.
But, that is what exactly defines this extraordinary visionary who went to the US to chase his big American dream, struggled for a bit doing odd jobs and finally landed a dream job at the Pentagon, Department of Defense as an IT engineer.
Time passed and something within him started to feel amiss. To everyone’s surprise, he left his dream job and set himself on a quest to developing a search engine that could provide relevant and personalized search results. From the confines of his basement, he started building the search-engine in 2009 under the name Sagoon. That was just the start.
By 2014, he realized that user’s behaviour with respect to their online lives was changing. And that’s when he decided to change the direction of Sagoon from Search to Share. In 2014, he pivoted Sagoon as a social commerce platform to change the way people use social media. His vision for the world was also realized by his two other visionaries, Kabin Sitoula and Swati Dayal who today are the founding pillars of Sagoon. Under Govinda Giri’s leadership, Sagoon has already tasted the success of Sagoon V1, Sagoon V2, two uber-successful rounds of mini-IPO and the launch of our first Android app.
MD & CEO InnoVen Capital India Pvt. Ltd
Ashish Sharma is the MD & CEO at InnoVen Capital India. Prior to joining InnoVen, Ashish served as the President & CEO of GE Capital, India, where his responsibilities included oversight of GE Capital’s activities in India, through its 100% owned Finance Companies (NBFC’s) as well as Credit Card JV’s (“SBI Cards”), a leading Credit Card player in the Indian market.
Ashish was associated with GE/GE Capital for ~20 years and held progressive leadership roles across General management, P&L Leader, Strategy, M&A and Corporate Finance. He has extensive global experience and had the opportunity to work across India, US, Japan, Australia & Europe.
Ashish has extensive governance experience and has served on boards of several Finance Companies and Joint Ventures. Ashish has also served on various industry bodies such as CII National Banking Committee, CII National Committee on NBFC’s and CII National Committee on Financial Inclusion & Digitization.
Ashish holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Allahabad and an MBA from S.P Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai.