Ashesh C Shah (Alex): On sabbatical since November 2017
Alex has 20 years of global operational experience in building, integrating, and managing enterprises from concept through IPO. He has managed a venture capital portfolio of over $1.5B AUM and returns in excess of 30%. As a serial entrepreneur, he has overseen the high-profile exits of Good & Co, Black Duck Software, Draft.com, Frigo RevolutionWear and StarStreet. among others. Alex is an active participant in the global entrepreneurial community and specializes in sourcing transactions often unavailable to the broader investment community and ahead of institutional exposure. He holds patents in intellectual property, licensing, consumer loyalty, couponing and payment technology.
Alex has served on a Presidential taskforce for the CIA, holding top secret and special clearances, and as a VP of R&D for Razorfish. He is on the Advanced Research Board at Partners Healthcare and is a graduate of Williams College.
Lokesh has 20 plus years cross-functional global experience developing tech ideas into profitable ventures. He has served as Managing Director at Peak XV Capital managing investments focused on emerging markets, private equity & debt investments. He was VP of Sales & Business Development at Byte Academy, immersive education programs in Fintech, Data, Blockchain, Ethereum, MedTech and Full Stack Python development. Lokesh co-founded Ditium Technologies, an enterprise communication workflow solution for Financial, Manufacturing & Process industries. He holds an MBA from the University of Western Australia.
Mazhar has two decades of experience in private equity, operations, internal audit, technology, sales and marketing and financial services at Credit Suisse, GE Capital and RIT Capital Partners. He has been an Advisory Board Member at Summit Water in the US and a Director of the $500m J. Rothschild “Creat” Fund as well as having held numerous other senior board and operational roles. Other companies that Mazhar has been involved with include Dropbox, Chartshow, Agrifirma Brazil and Coldharbour Marine. He focusses on fundraising and direct investments. He is a graduate of City and Solvay Business School and resides in London.
Palle has a strong 20-year track record of launching new ventures across a variety of business areas and technologies. Palle’s expertise lies in bridging the gap between business and technology while implementing empowering technical and patent strategies. He has served as founding CTO for several companies, is known as a reputable resource in the global technology entrepreneur community, and is often sought out to mentor fellow entrepreneurs. His exits have included Good & Co, Black Duck Software, Draft.com, Frigo RevolutionWear and StarStreet.
Palle holds a diverse set of patents including large scale genome-style search, cryptography, and legal document management. He has a graduate degree in Electronics Engineering from Danish Technical University, where he graduated first in his class.