THE ADVISORY BOARD AND INVESTORS
Our vision circle consists of high net worth individuals and highly placed professionals who will form the panel of investors on our final ‘shark-tank’ day. In addition to funding the best ideas that emerge from Project Mauka have made it to the finals, they will provide guidance on how to go forward with their business ideas.
Mr. Sanjeev Bikhchandani is the founder and executive vice chairman of Info Edge which owns naukri.com, 99acres.com, jeevansathi.com, shiksha.com and naukrigulf.com. Mr. Bikhchandani is also the co-founder of Ashoka University.
Mr. Deep Kalra is the founder and group CEO of MakeMyTrip and also a founding member of I am Gurgaon, an NGO . He has been recognized by Ernst & Young as Entrepreneur of the Year (2011) and the most powerful Digital influencer in India by KPMG
Mr. Gopal Vittal is the CEO of Bharti Airtel. Prior to joining Airtel, he was with Hindustan Unilever Limited where, among many other things, he spearheaded Project Bharat- an enterprising initiative that gave countless people access to quality FMCGs
Mr. Vikram Chandra was the CEO of the NDTV group from 2011 to 2016 and has now established Editorji Technologies. He has received the designation "Global Leader for Tomorrow" from the World Economic Forum in Davos among many other awards.
Mr. Sanil Sachar is the founder of Huddle, a national best selling author, angel investor, columnist, motivational speaker, and leadership coach. He invests in ventures which showcase sustenance, with a product and service catering to a suitable need.
Mrs. Shoma Chaudhury was the co-founder and managing director of Tehelka. Currently, she runs Algebra, an organization that conducts public interviews with prominent Indians. She has received many awards including in 2011, when Newsweek (USA) picked her as one of the “150 power women who shake the world”
ARVINDER SINGH SOIN
Dr. Arvinder Singh Soin is the chairman of liver transplantation at the Medanta hospital. He pioneered the field in India and his efforts have been recognized countless times, most notably when he won the Padma Shri in 2010
Mr. Vinish Kathuria is the founder and managing partner of SenseiAI Ventures. Combining his business and technical acumen, he has mentored teams involved in the development of novel solutions and enabled them to win countless accolades.
Mr. Neeraj Gulati is the Managing Director of Monotype Solutions India Pvt Ltd. Prior to Monotype, he developed Tod-Fod-Jod (तोड़ फोड़ जोड़), a kids innovation program, aimed at helping India to become a nation of creators and not just consumers.
Mr. Nitin Saluja is the founder of Chaayos – a unique chai café in India offering over 80,000 different ways to customize your chai. Before starting Chaayos, Mr. Saluja was a senior consultant at Opera Solutions and worked with multiple Fortune 500 companies.
Mr. Rudra Dalmia is the Executive director and CFO of PayTM mall. A graduate of Cornell and Stanford, he has been involved in several other ventures before including Swordfish investments, SD Wellness and RD capital