Shankar is an Engineering Graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, and is a Post Graduate in Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta in the 18th batch. After college, Shankar joined Pond’s (India) Ltd. (now part of Hindustan Unilever Ltd) as Management Trainee in 1983. During a five year stint at Pond’s, … Continue reading SHANKAR V – ACSYS INVESTMENTS PVT. LTD

R Ramaraj is a serial entrepreneur who has been involved in ventures in IT cellular and Internet. His last venture was Sify, where he was the Co-Founder and CEO, and was the first Indian Internet Company from India to list on NASDAQ National Market in the US (NASDAQ –SIFY).He was recognized as the ‘Evangelist of … Continue reading RAMARAJ R – ELEVAR ADVISORS PVT LTD

K Mahalingam (Mali) is Partner / Director at TSM Group of companies and a member of The Chennai Angels. A Chemical Engineer from REC Trichy and a MBA from IIM Calcutta, Mali joined the family business in January 1988. TSM then was a single location car dealership in Chennai, employing around 10 people and selling … Continue reading K MAHALINGAM (MALI) – TSM GROUP OF COMPANIES

Padma Chandrasekaran is an angel investor actively seeking opportunities to invest in promising young startups. She has worked in senior and executive level positions for 18 years in the for-profit and 8 years in the non-profit and research sectors in India and abroad. Padma’s private sector experience (1984-2003) followed a standard gradient of developer, manager, … Continue reading PADMA CHANDRASEKARAN – ANGEL INVESTOR

Mr. Lakshmi Narayanan is a technology industry professional, with over 30 years of experience in Europe, India, and the United States. Lakshmi’s leadership experience includes corporate governance, customer relationship management, and organization strategy. As a founding member of Cognizant, Lakshmi has been responsible for providing leadership for the company’s high-touch customer relationship and delivery excellence … Continue reading LAKSHMI NARAYANAN – COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS

Mr. Mehta is the Vice Chairman of Dr Mehta’s Hospitals (India’s Oldest Private Hospital) and Director of the Atlas Family Office.  Passionate around innovation and investing, Sam is the co-founder of India Home Health Care, Brushtale Studios, Arya Play and participates in various national healthcare committees.  He serves on the boards of Proklean Technologies (chemicals), … Continue reading SAMEER MEHTA – DR. MEHTA CHILDRENS HOSPITALS

Rajeev is a first generation entrepreneur and Angel investor in technology start-ups. He along with his brother built one of India’s largest Security, Safety & Building Automation companies, which was acquired by Siemens. Subsequently, they are focusing their efforts on technology businesses for the Building & Transportation verticals, with a presence in Australia, India, Ireland, … Continue reading RAJEEV MECHERI – MECHERI SMART CAPITAL PVT., LTD.

Girish is the founder and CEO of Freshdesk, a global leader in customer support software. He has over 16 years of experience in product management and is passionate about building technology products with intuitive user experiences. Girish is a member of The Chennai Angels. Prior to founding Freshdesk, Girish was the VP of Product Management … Continue reading GIRISH MATHRUBOOTHAM – Freshworks

Chandu has over 30 years of experience in industry, consultancy, media and information services. A co-founder of Scope e-Knowledge Center, a pioneering knowledge process outsourcing company that scaled up to a 1000+ people before his exit, his areas of focus were business development and fund raising, and his passion was enterprise building and transformation. Chandu … Continue reading CHANDU NAIR – ENTREPRENEUR – ADVISOR

Mr. Satish Kumar stepped down on March 31, 2009 from the position of the Managing Director and CEO of Henkel India Ltd, a subsidiary of the German Consumer Goods Major, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA. At the age of 39, he was the youngest to become a CEO of SPIC group of Companies.. Since then … Continue reading Satish Kumar Managing Director and CEO of Henkel India Ltd