Manish Singhal is a technologist turned entrepreneur turned venture capitalist. He brings 29+ years of experience across diverse sets of fields - building cutting edge deep technology products at global scale, mentoring startups, investing in them and building a deep tech venture fund. He played instrumental roles in companies like Motorola, Ittiam and Sling Media. He also co-founded LetsVenture and led it to become the leading marketplace for startups & early stage investors in India. He is an Alumnus of IIT Kanpur and loves wildlife photography.
Roopan has technology and DeepTech investor background. She invested in early to growth stage global startups in robotics, semiconductor and renewable energy sectors while at Applied Ventures (corporate Venture Capital arm of Applied Materials). Prior to turning investor, she worked in DeepTech as a technologist. She holds a BTech. degree from NIT Jalandhar and an MBA from ISB Hyderabad.
Shubham is a serial entrepreneur and previously co-founded Aeon Solaris, a rooftop solar startup which he exited to Amplus Solar, part of the Petronas group now. In his last role, he was the CCO of Skytree, a CO2 extraction spin-out from ESA and helped commercialize the technology in the mobility sector. He is a Forbes 30 under 30 Europe 2019 alum and a mentor with the Techstars program in Amsterdam and Turin. He is an alumnus of IIT Delhi and loves sports and travelling.
Akhilesh has a background in engineering, finance, and as an operator in founding teams of early-stage startups. Prior to joining pi, he was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs and has executed cross-border M&A deals worth over $3bn. Akhilesh also volunteers at Headstart where he plays a vital role in developing the Indian startup ecosystem. He enjoys playing the guitar, swimming, and indulges in video and tabletop gaming. Akhilesh is an alumnus of PES University, Bangalore & Rochester Institute of Technology, New York.
Milan is an entrepreneur turned venture capitalist. Prior to joining pi, he co-founded an ed-tech startup where he led the AI & business verticals. He also formed a social venture during COVID-19 that was utilized by 30M people, which he later exited to MIT. Along the way, he had a brief stint at Sun Pharma as an R&D intern. He is an IIT Delhi alumnus who loves football, traveling & reading.
Shamik Sharma was previously the Chief Product & Technology officer at Myntra. Shamik is also an angel investor and technology advisor for several Indian startups.
Shamik spent most of his career in the Bay area and held executive roles in Lytro, RockYou, Stumbleupon and Yahoo. Shamik holds degrees in computer science from IIT-Kharagpur and University of Maryland.
Akhil did his undergraduate studies from IIT Kharagpur, with a Master’s in Mathematics and Computer Science. Prior to pi, his experience broadly consists of internships in Investment Banking at Nomura and LetsVenture. He loves reading and playing tennis.