Meet The Lead Angels Team
Sushanto Mitra

CEO and Founder

  • First CEO – Society for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (SINE–IIT B)
  • Previously Director at Hyderabad Angels
  • TiE Charter Member
  • Member of Mozilla Open Software Support –India & NASSCOM10K
  • Over 20+ years of experience in Financial Services and the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
E N Venkat


  • Partner at Aavishkaar Frontier Fund.
  • PGDM from IIM-Ahmedabad & BE in Electronics Engineering  from BITS Pilani.
  • 25+ years of experience in BFSI, media, logistics in India, Middle East and Hong Kong.
Prof Dhruv Nath
Dhruv Nath


  • Prof Dhruv Nath is a former Professor at MDI, Gurgaon.
  • B Tech in Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Computer Science, both from IIT Delhi.
  • Mentored over twenty five Digital Business Start-ups and has been a Consultant to the Top Management of several organisations such as Glaxo, Apollo Hospitals, Gillette, Nestle, IndianOil Corporation, Bajaj Auto, etc., in the Strategic use of IT for Business.
Sonia Sahni

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

  • Founded Ethiko – Preservative Free, Organic Skin Care company .
  • Founded Ticking the Bucketlist – a niche travel company, specializing in ‘women only’ travel.
  • Former Vice President YES BANK, India
  • Over a decade of experience in sales and account management, with extensive CXO interaction across sectors.
Naveena Reddy

Manager - Lead Angels Fund

  • B.E. Chemical Engineering and M.Sc. Biological Sciences from BITS Pilani
  • Experience in Biosimilar research, real-estate and start-up ecosystem
Sangeeta Sharma

Manager - Complaince, Accounts & finance

  • Studied at Institute of Chartered Accountant of India.
  • Company Secretary from ICSI.
  • 7 years of working experience in Auditing Finance and complaince.
Ankit Khandelwal

Head - Investor Relations

  • B.Com (honors) from St. Xavier’s, Kolkata.
  • 10 years experience in the Banking industry.
  • Behavioural and Soft Skills trainer.
  • Thorough investments and wealth professional.
  • Overall 14 years of experience in various customer service profiles.
Jash Ranawat

Manager - Investments

  • Bachelors in Management Studies from Lala Lajpat Rai College. 
  • 2 years of experience in Finance, Venture Capital and Investments working in different sectors.
  • Worked at Venture Catalyst in their Investment Team in Early Stage Investments and managing Investor Relations at the firm.
Martina Pereira

Associate - Administration

  • Worked with Emirates airlines dealing with reservation and ticketing for 4 years .
  • Worked with JP Morgan services Pvt Ltd with equity capital markets team as a consultant in investment banking department dealing with expense management
Drishti Sodha

Manager - Investments

  • Masters in Management from University of Mumbai Cleared 2 levels of CFA.
  • Previously worked as a Treasury Product Controller for hedged financial instruments at Morgan Stanley.
Priyanka Barot

Manager - Investor Relations

  • Post Graduate in Advertising & Communication.
  • 7+ years of experience in the Advertising Agency,   Ed tech Startup, Financial Services.
  • Enterpreneur, Startup Enthusiast.
Atharva Shah

Manager - Investments

  • MSc Finance from Lancaster University Management School.
  • Previously worked as CFO at Agri-tech company and as part of the Transfer Pricing team at Ernst & Young.
Karthik Mukkara

Associate - Technology

  • B Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering from VIT University Vellore.