Sushanto Mitra, Director

Sushanto has been working in the early stage ecosystem in India for the last 15 years. He was most recently Director of Hyderabad Angels until June 2013. Prior assignments included Chief Executive Officer , Society for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, IIT Bombay and Director of Techcap India a boutique investment bank focused on early stage companies.  His earlier stints included companies like PriceWaterHouse Coopers, HCL Insys and Softek.

Prof. C. Amarnath,  IIT Bombay – Advisor

A Mechanical Engineering Graduate, Prof. Amarnath served as a faculty member working on Robotics, Automation and Machine Design at IIT Bombay from 1976 onwards. He has held several senior positions like Head of Department and Dean at the institution. He has played a large role in encouraging students to innovate and develop products under the aegis of an Innovation Lab he had set-up at IIT.   He also headed SINE-The Business Incubator and Entrepreneurship Cell at IIT Bombay till 2012.  He is assisting several GOI organisations like DST, DSIR and TIFAC and chairs some of their committees.

Atul Pradhan CEO, Transfolign Consulting -Director

Atul Pradhan is the founder of Transfolign Consulting LLP, and specialises in business transformation, development and management of strategic initiatives, organisation development and governance. Over the last 25 years, Atul has worked extensively in the Financial Services, Consumer & Industrial Markets, IT / ITES and the Public Sector verticals. He set up the KPMG practice in India and later served as the Managing Partner of KPMG Consulting. Atul has been a trusted advisor to boards and leadership teams and has worked across Large as well as Small & Medium sized organisations.

E.N. Venkat, Partner Aavishkar Frontier Fund -Director

Venkat is a Partner at Aavishkar Frontier Fund a social venture capital fund focusing on emerging markets in Asia. After completing his PGDM from IIM-Ahmedabad & BE in Engineering from BITS Pilan, Venkat has now over  25 years of experience in banking, financial services, media, logistics in India, Middle East and Hong Kong. These roles included working for organizations such as Lazard Capital, ILFS, Blue Star and AFL Logistics.

L. Subramanyan, CEO, Trivone Digital Services – Advisor

L. Subramanyan is the Founder & CEO of Trivone Digital Services that owns multiple online media properties as well as provides media related services to businesses. In his previous roles he has worked in leadership positions in Print & Online Media, IT Services and Automotive Sectors. His earlier roles included being Group Editor of Dataquest and Chief Marketing Officer of Zensar Technologies.

Subramanyan is a management graduate with a deep understanding of the role of IT and Media in business.  He has also been involved in business development for early stage as well as large companies in India and abroad..

He regularly speaks and writes about early stage companies at industry forums and media. He has conducted a number of mentoring programs for entrepreneurs at CII, TIE, NASSCOM and other industry events connected with startups. He has also been a judge for events including EDGE, Eureka and

At Lead Angels she looks after Member Engagement, Deal Analysis, Deal Execution, Portfolio Management, Social Media and PR activities of the company apart from Legal, Financial and Administrative functions.

Rajeev Ranka – AVP Investments

Rajeev graduated from IIT Bombay with a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering. He has previously worked with companies like Deloitte, Rocket Internet and Internations across India, South East Asia and Europe. With an eye for detail, an analytic mindset and sound business judgment. Rajeev is looking forward to work & learn from extremely passionate entrepreneurs with a desire to build market leading companies.
At Lead Angels he looks after Deal Analysis, Deal Execution, Portfolio Management and managing the Diligence process.

Priyanka Barot – Manager, Sales and Operations

Sera Arora – Manager, Deals – North Region

Sera graduated from Delhi University with a degree in Economics & Operations Research.
The youngest member of the Lead Angels Secretariat, currently handling operations and deal analysis for the North India region.
She has an experience of 2 years of working with an IIT Bombay startup, with a specialization in Marketing Strategy and Business Development. Prior to which she has a background in Market Research and event organization.
With her marketing background and a passion for startups, Sera is well positioned for interactions with entrepreneurs.

Ishank Garg – Manager, Deals – South Region

Chiranjeev Anand – Manager, Deals – Western Region

Chiranjeev is graduate in Mechanical Engineering from VJTI. Has over 3+ years of experience in Project Management, Operations and Strategy with TATA Motors and a SAIF Partners funded Start-up.