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 worked with two early-stage startups in operating roles prior to joining pi. Prior to that, he worked as an Investment Banking Analyst at Goldman Sachs, executing deals worth over $3bn. He graduated Engineering from PES University, prior to completing his Masters in Finance from Rochester Institute of Technology, New York. Akhilesh volunteers at Headstart where he plays a vital role in developing the Indian startup ecosystem. He is a fitness enthusiast and enjoys playing the guitar.
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.
Umakant founded an AI startup, Vimagino focused on building chatbots for support in 2010. Before this, he spent time at Wipro (Strategy for advance technology areas & in Innovation Arm). He was Director India for Science Inc. one of the leading startup studio (HQ. LA). Alumnus of IIT Kanpur, he loves painting abstracts.