MEET THE TEAM
Ashutosh has more than 12 years of work experience and has worked with startups and Indian & International conglomerates on innovation management in products / services, go-to-market strategy, corporate and transformation strategy as well as corporate venture capital and strategic partnerships. Prior to SenseAI, Ashutosh has worked with companies such as Arthur D Little and Citibank.
He has worked in the areas of business scalability with a large number of startups and act as a mentor to few of them. He sits on committees in industry bodies such as Assocham , TiE etc.
He is an alumnus of Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, St Xavier’s College, Mumbai and Mayo College Ajmer.
Ankur is a sales and marketing professional with more than 12 years of work experience in Telecom & Internet companies like Amazon, Airtel and YourStory. He now spends his time with entrepreneurs in helping them execute their vision either as a mentor or an investor.
He had an opportunity to work in start-ups and established companies. He has worked in roles where he built products, started sales from scratch, ran projects and successfully completed them.
Execution and building relationships have been his key strengths.
He holds an MBA degree from IMT Ghaziabad and an Engineering degree from NIT Surat.
R Narayanan is the founding partner of Vishwaksena Consulting LLP primarily advise upcoming investment funds (domestic & foreign) on GCRT matters (Governance, Compliance, Risk & Tax). In his previous role he was the finance controller of Sequoia Capital and Senior manager – Global Tax at Infosys Technologies.
Deepak is the co-founder of Jindagi Live Consulting, which collaborates with startups, small, medium and large enterprises for fund raising, asset reconstruction and mergers & acquisitions. He was previously director on the board of GE Capital Services and was a business leader of unsecured loans and national head collections. He has been involved in a senior capacity of National Skills Development Corporation, iYogi, Startuparena.in, dealplexus.com, jindagiliveangels.com and CII.
Mohan Rao is the CTO of Rank Software a cyer security company that analyses billions of event in near real time, to assess external and internal threats using a wide variety of tools including AI/ML.
Mohan has also worked as a senior manager at software development at Amazon and Research in Motion.
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Rahul is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor with over 20 years of experience. Having built and then exited 3 ventures, Rahul now mentors and invests in AI focused startups as Managing Partner at SenseAI Ventures. Some of his AI investments are Newsbytes, Artivatic.ai, Vernacular.ai, Jovian, and Cureskin.
His previous ventures include edtech (Knimbus.com), digital content aggregation (Matrix Information) and a KPO (now known as Integreon). He was also instrumental in building a big data analytics platform (SMART InSight) with AI/NLP. He launched the product in Japan, helped deploy the solution at Fortune 500 firms (Toyota, Honda, Canon...) and led the US expansion.
He is actively involved in evangalizing the AI ecosystem and sits on Big Data / AI committees of NASSCOM & IAMAI. Rahul has an MBA from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS). He is an avid scuba diver and poker enthusiast.
Vinish has been involved with the Tech ecosystem as a Business Leader, an Entrepreneur, an Investor and an Advisor. A startup person at heart, he leverages his own startup experiences and learnings from corporate world (Microsoft, Ericsson) to guide & nurture startups. He is an Angel Investor in multiple global ventures and is also an Independent Director on board of Varroc Engineering.
Vinish is Co-Founder of RANK Software, a Canadian venture in CyberSecurity Analytics that leverages Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.
Having spent 15 years in US and last 12 in India, he has a strong understanding of the nuances across different business environments. An alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Vinish received his MBA from Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, USA and MS from Case Western Reserve University, USA. He is a sports enthusiast with passion for running, cycling and hiking.