Chirag has held leadership positions at 500 Global (VC firm with $2+bn AuM), Careem
(acquired by Uber at $3.1bn), McKinsey, PwC and Korn Ferry. During these experiences, he
worked across 11 countries.
He began his journey as the “youngest coder in India”. Represented India in global
DeepTech forums. Built proprietary simulation AI models to address Saudi Arabia’s
massive civil defence challenges. He is now also part of the advisory board of the
innovation committee at IIT Chennai.
He holds an MBA from Chicago Booth-NTU Singapore and BBS from Delhi University. He
also received a scholarship to attend Harvard Business Analytics Program.
Esha is the Vice-Chairman of JBM Group (a $2.7bn global conglomerate with operations
across 10 countries). At JBM Group, she is involved in executive decision-making for the
manufacturing and deployment of automotive, sustainable technologies, AgriTech and
She led the development and deployment of manufacturing facilities for steel, automotive,
textiles, and many more industries. She has been a keynote speaker for NASSCOM and led
multiple CII Tech discussions.
She is actively mentoring early-stage DeepTech startups and is part of advisory boards
across the USA, India, UK and Singapore.
She holds an MBA from INSEAD and a BBA from Boston University.
Ajay has 25+ years of experience across white goods, plastic processing and
petrochemicals. He spearheads several polymers and petrochemicals businesses and has
invested in startups across the Middle East, Asia and Europe.
He studied engineering at Jawaharlal Nehru Engineering College and holds an MBA from
Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar University.
Vinod has 20+ years of experience with multiple entrepreneurial ventures. He achieved
tremendous success in the polymer and steel industry. He also has been an active investor
worldwide in public and private markets.
He holds a Master's and Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance from Pune
University. He also attended the Advanced Derivatives at the London School of Economics
Vikeesh is currently pursuing his Industrial Engineering degree at Anna University,
Chennai. He is passionate about the startup ecosystem and leads the Entrepreneurship
Club at his college. He has briefly worked with Larsen & Toubro.