MEET THE TEAM

R Naraynan.jpg
linkedin_icon.png

R Narayanan

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 Maheshwari.jpg
linkedin_icon.png

Deepak Maheshwari

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.

INVESTMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL

FOUNDERS

linkedin_icon.png

Rahul Agarwalla

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.

profile_vk.jpg
linkedin_icon.png

Vinish Kathuria

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.