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.
Suman Sengupta

Head - Professional Services

  • Chartered Accountant and Economics graduate with 20 years of finance, strategic planning and treasury experience in the industrial, telecom and IT industries
Kruti Raiyani

Head - Investments

  • Masters in Banking and Finance from the University of Mumbai
  • 4 years of experience in Financial Services and Investment Banking focusing on sectors such as Fin-tech, Food & Beverages, Consumer and Technology. 
Lakshmi Kancharla

Head - Advisory and Portfolio Services

  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Pennsylvania and MBA from Babson College
  • Several years of experience in Consulting, Angel Investing, Venture Capital and Fund raising
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
Arthi B

Manager - Investments

  • Over 4+ years of experience working with Startups, Incubators, Accelerators and Startup Ecosystem Players. 
  • B.Voc Retail Management from St. Francis College 
  • Community Building, Research on I&A’s and mentoring are other areas of experience
Jash Ranawat

Portfolio Manager

  • 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 - Lead Angels Network

  • 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
Geetansh Sahni

Associate - Growth & Investor Management

  • B.A. (H) Economics from Hansraj College, Delhi University
  • Experience in marketing, advertising and production. 
  • Hobbies include Theatre, stood All India Rank 1 in Theatre at Delhi University ECA trials.
Drishti Sodha

Investment Associate - Lead Angels Fund

  • 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

Investment Manager

  • 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.
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.
Karthik Mukkara


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