Investors

Viiveck Verma

  • Viiveck has 30+ years of work experience in well-known corporate houses, with a proven track record for dynamic leadership.
  • He has seen immense success at setting up and managing profit center operations, corporate planning and business development.
  • His roles entailed setting up policies and processes in start-ups as well as exposure to multi industries viz. Yellow Pages, Travel, Telecommunications, Office Automation, BPO, Insurance, Logistics, and Document Storage & Management.
  • Viiveck is an ICF (International Coaching Federation) certified professional Coach. He is the Co Founder of DiSRUPPt Thinking LLP
  • He is Board Member – Hyderabad Angels, Investor, Founding Promotor– IIIT Seed Fund, Advisory Board Member JNTU, Convener – Hyderabad Hackers, Mentor – Start-up Ecosystem, Co-Organizer– TEDxHyderabad, and many more.
  • As an Investor, his investments are sector agnostic and currently include 15 start-ups. At any given point of time he mentors approximately 10 or more start-ups.

 


Ajay Jain 

Ajay Jain is the Vice President of Incubation & Scaling at T-hub. He has about 15 years of experience in both corporate and start-ups. He has been in the education sector in the past 5 years and had worked in the semiconductor industry for about 7 years. He has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Indian School of Business (ISB) and Master of Science (MS) degree from University of Arizona (USA) in Electrical & Electronics Engineering.

  • He also has an interest in the start-up space – playing the role of a mentor and coach for start-ups in the past 6 years. He is the founding partner of Xseed Consulting, an investment and advisory firm for start-ups, which has a portfolio of 12 companies. 

 


Vikrant Varshney

  • With an extensive experience in BFSI, ITeS and in Offshoring sector since the early days, Vikrant brings considerable knowledge, credibility and highly regarded Leadership reputation in the field of Enterprise Risks Management and Strategy & Planning.
  • Vikrant has been Investing through Lets Venture & 50K Network and has recently cofounded SucSEED Venture Partners. He has been supporting Nasscom 10000 early stage Startups at Hyderabad & Delhi with mentoring & Accelerator Support
  • T-hub had recently appointed Vikrant, as EIR (empaneled Mentor in house) for Mentoring select startups.  
  • His last corporate assignment, out of 9 years spent with HSBC, has been as Chief Security & Fraud Risk Officer for HSBC Global Operations, Services & Technology covering 65000 employees, spread over 32 sites in Globally emerging locations with sites in India, China, Malaysia, Manila, Colombo, Poland, Egypt, Brazil and Canada and 37000 FTEs in Onshore locations in the UK, USA, HK, France etc.
  • In last two decades, he has worked with large and organizations in BFSI, ITeS and in Offshoring sector such as HSBC, Fidelity Investments, EXL services, GE Capital & Tata Steel 
  • The only person from Asia, since the last 15 yrs of inception, to have been facilitated for the coveted award of BCM “Industry Personality of Year” in London in 2007. 
  • He was instrumental in the formation of Corporate Task force supporting NDMA (www.ndma.gov.in), under the chairmanship of PM of India. Helped NDMA in defining Corporate Role, for effective disaster management with the use of automation during the response, rescue & rehabilitation through the development of Corporate Network.

 


 

Anurag Garg

  • Anurag served as Head of India R&D Center for Polycom, a  $1.35B global company in the area of Video & Voice communication technologies. He was the founder of Choral Technologies; a Hyderabad based Software Company, which was acquired by Polycom.
  • Prior to Choral Technologies, Anurag co-founded Object-Mart Inc. in San Jose CA, a pioneer in Web-based Network and service management products. Object-Mart was acquired by ONI Systems (Nasdaq: ONIS).
  • He was also co-founder or Teleparadigm Networks, an IP Telephony product company which was acquired by Leapstone Systems Inc.
  • Anurag is a mentor and an angel investor and has keen interest in game-changing technology companies

 


 

VVSN Raju

  • V V S N Raju is a well-known and distinguished name in the corporate, real estate and financial sectors with over 24 years of experience.
  • Mr.Raju is also on the board of Venture Capital Management Company, which is a joint venture between ICICI Knowledge Park and NASSCOM.
  • He founded Juris prime in the year 2005 after he moved from ICICI Bank, where he was Corporate Legal Head, AP, at that time.
  • He has negotiated and structured a range of commercial transactions for domestic and multinational corporations. Over the few years, his practice is primarily focused on arbitration, banking, corporate law, litigation, recovery of money, real estate, foreign investments, startups, and drafting of contracts.
  • He is an angel investor has invested in a number of companies, an entrepreneur, Rotarian, and Toastmaster. He is involved in numerous charity projects and is also on the board of business bodies and angel networks.

 

 


Ramesh Loganathan

  • Ramesh Loganathan is Professor Co-Innovation and Research/Innovation outreach Head, for IIIT-Hyderabad
  • Ramesh is also designated as Chief Innovation Office at State Innovation Cell for Telangana
  • The originator of start-up Saturday, a networking platform for budding technology entrepreneurs, Professor Ramesh has been driving early-stage startup ecosystem at Hyderabad.
  • Prof Ramesh is part of  Hyderabad4Innovation, a thinktank group comprised of 14 key leaders in industry
  • Prior to joining  IIIT-Hyderabad, Ramesh headed Progress Software’s largest product development laboratory, at Hyderabad as MD & VP of products
  • Prof Ramesh was recently awarded the prestigious Telangana State Award for championing the cause of startups.