Class of 2006 - 2009

Kamalesh Sekhar, Managing Director, Three D Management, PGP Class of 2006
Stage of venture: Growth Stage
Years in business: 8
 
Market Entry into Latin America across sectors through M&A, JV, Customer acquisition. Investment Banking Services for Family Offices, Investors and Multi National Companies. Advisor to K 12 School providing IB and IGCSE Curriculum

Ashok Hariharan, CEO, IDfy, PGP Class of 2006
Sector: Services
Stage of venture: Growth Stage
Years in business: 6

Started in May 2011, IDfy helps mitigate risk in transactions and interactions, across use cases. IDfy is venture-funded (Series A) by Blume Ventures, NEA, and others. IDfy’s comprehensive multi-product platform works across sectors with a focus on Financial Services, Sharing Economy and Human Resources. For clients in the Financial Services sector, IDfy helps detect fraudulent and high-risk profiles during transactions. For some global clients in the Sharing Economy space, IDfy helps increase safety in transaction and interactions among users. Human Resources teams across industries use IDfy’s platforms to mitigate employee-related risks and hire genuine candidates. In general, our products help clients to: • Identify users and onboard them instantly • Authenticate them in seconds, as part of every transaction • Verify their history to guard against fraud • Determine their eligibility for credit or access to assets / services

Meghna Rakshit, CEO, Studio Subu, PGP Class of 2006
Stage of venture: Early Stage
Years in business: 2

We are a design studio based in Mumbai. At Studio Subu, we work with organizations predominantly in the social sector to increase their visibility and impact. We are a small team of passionate, creative people looking to make a change with the work we do. We bring research, design and technology together to provide impactful communication solutions in branding, print and digital designs, website design and development, and communications strategy.

Amit Bhatia, Founder & CEO, BookYourStock, PGP Class of 2006
Stage of venture: Growth Stage
Years in business: 1

We are a regulated & curated marketplace for wholesale distribution in Fashion Industry, where we connect retailers directly to factories, provide them best assortment at sharp prices and at their convenience.

Prameet Kamat, Co-Founder, Afferent Wearable Tech Pvt Ltd, PGP Class of 2006
Sector: Technology
Stage of venture: Early Stage
Years in business: 3

Wearable Hardware and Electronic Product Innovation Company

Ankur Warikoo, Co-Founder & CEO, nearbuy.com, PGP Class of 2006
Sector: E-Commerce
Stage of venture: Growth Stage
Years in business: 2

At nearbuy.com, we believe that humans are social animals and real-life interactions creates value. Isn't it awesome to meet your friends, as against chatting with them? Isn't it so much better resolving issues with your manager in person, than over email? Walking in a mall with shopping bags has its own charm, something online buying can't replace. Thats the reason we exist - the reason we wake up every morning: To facilitate real-life interactions between us, by making the process of stepping out - possible, easy, and beneficial. Imagine, the number of times you wanted to step out but didn't know where to go, what to do or how good a place is. Imagine how you so wanted to go to that restaurant/spa/hotel - but found it hard to reserve, to book, to know etc. etc. We just happen to do deals, but we also do reservations; and we also do content and we also do events. And tomorrow we will do a lot more. All, to encourage the world to step out.

Yashovardhan Gupta, Director & CEO, Torero Corporation Pvt. Ltd., PGP Class of 2007
Stage of venture: Growth Stage
Years in business: 5

The next Luxottica, Torero is an upcoming global fashion house. With Exclusive global licenses for multiple fashion brands, such as the 170-year-old writing instrument brand, Cross; the $500 Million revenue, 100% Italian brand, Police, and the Established in 1913 Pen brand, Sheaffer. Torero designs, manufactures, distributes and sells branded fashion accessories (Shoes, Bags, Backpacks, leather accessories) globally across 400 distributors, in 60 countries, while paying the Brand principals, a royalty.

Kiran Ranganath, Co-Founder, KRACKIN Technologies, PGP Class of 2007
Stage of venture: Growth Stage
Years in business: 1

KRACKIN is a student engagement platform to help students assess and improve their industry-readiness and stay connected with the Academic community across the country. This also serves as a single window for Corporates to connect with the academic community for skill building and recruitment.

Piero Guizzetti, CEO, Value Prism Consulting LLP, PGP Class of 2007
Sector: Services
Stage of venture: Growth Stage
Years in business: 4

Value Prism Consulting is a boutique consulting company offering a range of market entry and business growth services. We help our clients (1) evaluate and better understand the respective markets of interest via our Research vertical, (2) identify and pursue strategic partnerships at the commercial, industrial and technological level, and (3) manage the day to day operations of their international units via our "Temporary Management" vertical. Geographically, we are specialised in assisting European companies reach their objectives in the Indian market and vice versa.

Vishesh Rajaram, Managing Partner; Arjun Rao, General Partner, alums from PGP Class of 2007 | Speciale Incept Advisors LLP
Sector: Investment
Stage of venture: Scaling up
Years in business: <1

We do one thing — seed stage investing.We love to help build from ground zero and get our hands dirty. As a team we have invested and advised over 30 companies across India, Israel and the Valley.

Somveer Anand, CEO, Pindfresh, PGP Class of 2007
Stage of venture: Growth Stage
Years in business: Not Available

Pindfresh was set up to tackle the issue of pesticides and other parasites in food items we consume daily. The core idea was to motivate people to start growing their own food - to connect them back to nature essentially by decentralizing the process of growing food. After extensive research, Pindfresh finally zeroed in on hydroponics- the process of growing plants in sand, gravel, or liquid, with added nutrients but without soil. Pindfresh started off by making small desktop units and learning kits - post which it started developing balcony kits and smaller fungible gifts and toys (all with the intention of making people more conscious of what they were eating and getting them to start growing food on their own).

Ajitesh Sharma, Managing Director, Technofire Engineers Pvt Ltd, PGP Class of 2008
Stage of venture: Scaling up
Years in business: 8
 

Technofire Engineers Private Limited (TEPL) is an Indian private limited firm operating in the sector of industrial safety in general and fire safety in particular. The operations were started in 2009. Gradually it has built an impeccable knowledge base, competent employee base and eminent client base.


Ajitesh Sharma, Managing Director, Atiksh Entertainment Pvt Ltd, PGP Class of 2008
Stage of venture: Growth Stage
Years in business: 8

The company deals in Media Consulting and Video Production. Within 8 Years, the company has co-produced a feature, produced a multi award winning short film, developed international co-productions, made international music videos and corporate / fashion videos for multinational clients. The Company has more than 80 official selections / awards for all projects combined at various international events in more than 30 countries.

Amitha Pai, Founder & Managing Trustee, One Good Step, PGP Class of 2008
Stage of venture: Scaling up
Years in business: 3
 

"One Good Step" is a unique NGO that champions the causes of those whose voices are feeblest. We are broad-based and work on causes related to children and women in urban and rural geographies around Bangalore. Our flagship initiative, the "Good Step Project" seeks out urgent and pressing social development needs within target groups and addresses them through successive interventions creating a journey of social change. Our diverse social projects thus enable direct action and touch the lives of many. In a very short while we have touched the lives of thousands of rural students and children in urban slums and we are rapidly expanding our footprint. Our contributors are our valued partners and we welcome you to be a part of this journey of change.


Manisha Gudka, Consultant, Manisha Gudka Joshi, PGP Class of 2008
Sector: Services
Stage of venture: Growth Stage
Years in business: Not Available
 

Consultant for investment management & advisory, legacy planning, family philanthropy, family office management & advisory, strategy, early stage businesses and non-profits. Connect with me for mobilizing capital, restructuring, re-organisation, opportunity evaluation and management of old economy as well as tech economy businesses. If you are challenged by the complexity of legal and taxation requirements applicable to your business and need a translator / manager to make commercial sense of the same, connect with me. I have worked with asset management businesses & family philanthropy projects of SUN Group, Ernst & Young, Family Office of Sachin Tendulkar, IIFL Private Wealth and others.


Satish Kashyap, Co-Founder, Algo Engines Private Limited, PGP Class of 2008
Stage of venture: Growth Stage
Years in business: 5
 

Algo Engines provides powerful insights to build the next generation grid by integrating wind, solar, storage & distributed generation.


Karthik Polsani, CEO, PGP Class of 2008; Sourabh Nolkha, PGP Class of 2017 | Country Oven
Stage of venture: Scaling up
Years in business: 24
 

Country Oven is an established bakery chain which started its first bakery in 1993. In 1998, it also became the first e-commerce company in India serving NRI customers and delivering cakes across India. Over the past 2 decades, new bakeries have opened not only in the Telangana region but also in the USA. There are a total of 5 large format bakeries in Hyderabad, 1 bakery in Warangal, over 15 small format bakeries spread across Hyderabad and 4 bakeries in the USA (1 in Washington, 2 in New Jersey & 1 in Virginia). Country Oven websites gets about a million visitors every year.


Karthik Polsani, CEO, PGP Class of 2008; Sourabh Nolkha, CFO, PGP Class of 2017 | New Era Enviro Ventures
Stage of venture: Growth Stage
Years in business: 7
 

New Era Enviro is a renewable investment company with interest in Independent Power Producer (IPP) SPVs (125+ MW) and Solar Turnkey EPC company (200+ MW) along with its partner company Premier Solar Systems and Premier Solar Powertech. Together, offer wide range of solar products namely mono / multi crystalline Solar PV modules, Solar Water Pumps, Electric Vehicles and a host of other customised solar products. Our manufacturing unit features state-of-art technology backed by strong R&D cell and testing lab. On EPC side, our innovative model for solar projects is based on our expertise in PV module and cell manufacturing global solar EPC project execution and exclusive technology partnership with leading solar inverter companies. New Era Enviro is part of the well-diversified Polsani Group, established over 3 decades ago and has businesses in the fields of Education, Food, E-Commerce, Healthcare and Solar.


Karthik Polsani, CEO, PGP Class of 2008; Sourabh Nolkha, CFO, PGP Class of 2017 | Eclat Health Solutions
Stage of venture: Growth Stage
Years in business: 8

The word “Eclat” means “Brilliance” in French. As a provider of comprehensive healthcare support services that include medical coding, medical billing, and healthcare revenue cycle consulting, our goal is to live up to our name by crafting business partnerships that work brilliantly in a symbiotic nature.

Shubhankar Dongre, Co-Founder, Propstack | PGP Class of 2008
Stage of venture: Scaling up
Years in business: 4
 
Propstack is the leading source for Real Estate intelligence in India. We are in the business of providing our clients with Intelligence they need to succeed.

Anuj Kacker, Co-Founder, PGP Class of 2008; Kunal Varma, Co-founder, PGP Class of 2009 | MoneyTap
Stage of venture: Growth Stage
Years in business: 2

India’s first app-based credit line, MoneyTap, offers an innovative, instant, & intuitive credit solution primarily targeted at the middle income segment. MoneyTap is one of the pioneers of the FinTech consumer lending industry in India with its intelligent use of data and a technology-powered lending model. The MoneyTap credit line is able to successfully reach out to customers who could not get a traditional loan due to lack of a collateral or time to go through the lengthy process. MoneyTap was developed with a vision to ensure that all citizens have easy &amp; equal access to credit. Every aspect of our product, from the UI/UX to engineering, is built with keeping customer interest a priority.

Nalin Bhuraria, Co-Founder, HolidaysWallet.com, PGP Class of 2008
Stage of venture: Proof-of-Concept Stage
Years in business: 1
 

Building the world's first Hybrid Holiday Package product with an ability to choose a hotel or an alternate accommodation to be sold via a network of home based agents.


Abhinav Mital, Co-founder & Managing Director, LINC Education, PGP Class of 2008
Stage of venture: Early Stage
Years in business: <1
 

LINC education provides bespoke education support and retention services to help higher education institutions retain and grow their online students. Our services are customised for each institution to deliver an effective student learning experience. Our professionals (LINC fellows) are highly qualified in their subject areas, trained to engage online learners and supported by our cutting-edge LINCtrac platform. Our promise is to deliver higher student satisfaction and longer student lifetime Our long-term goal is to build the world’s largest community of curated university grade academic professionals who can work with institutions across the globe on student support, research collaboration, curriculum development and other academic activities based on their capability and availability.


Vinoo Chacko, Founder, GetStandingOvation, PGP Class of 2008
Stage of venture: Early Stage
Years in business: 1
 

GetStandingOvation is a Presentation-Design-Studio, trusted by CXOs in USA, UK, Singapore, UAE, Australia and India. We deliver TED-Talk like amazing visual presentations for critical meetings (Conferences, Board meetings, Client meetings, Sales & Product presentations, Pitch decks, Demo-day etc.)


Vikas Garg, Founder & MD, Silverpeople - Venture by Uberlife Consulting Pvt. Ltd, PGP Class of 2008
Sector: Services
Stage of venture: Growth Stage
Years in business: 9

Silverpeople, a venture by Uberlife Consulting Pvt. Ltd., offers complete recruitment solutions for all hiring/head hunting requirements in a Focused, Accurate and Time bound manner (Proprietary FAT* Methodology). Silverpeople specializes and is placed strongly in 5 Industry verticals: Retail/E-Commerce, Education/Edutech, Fintech, Real estate and Big Data & Analytics. Better People: Better Process: Better Results!


Anu Gupta, Co-founder, Ezeeli, PGP Class of 2009
Stage of venture: Scaling up
Years in business: 3
 

Ezeeli is an end to end hyperlocal (first mile pick up & last mile delivery) logistics aggregator connecting local sellers with specialized delivery companies to serve their end customers. It uses a proprietary web and mobile platform which enables geo-tagging, order clubbing and route optimization for delivery. Started in March 2015, Ezeeli is operational in Jaipur with positive unit economics.We aim to expand rapidly across India and aspire to revolutionize B2B/B2B2C logistics through LAAS (Logistics as a service) & SAAS (Software as a service) offerings using big data analytics, machine learning and AI, emerging as a global 7PL logistics platform.


Rashi Thakur, Founder & Director, Mentor Mpact, PGP Class of 2009
Stage of venture: Growth Stage
Years in business: 8
 

Mentor Mpact is an end-to-end admission consulting and counseling firm helping students discover their interests, explore career choices, firm their goals and gain admission to the most prestigious universities globally. We guide aspiring students on admissions process for prestigious universities and colleges across North America, Europe and Asia. Our services cover the end-to-end education spectrum (Undergraduate to PhD), equipping us with a broad vision and real life examples that we share with our students for better career decisions.


Shouvik Dhar, Managing Director, Zomoz, PGP Class of 2009
Stage of venture: Growth Stage
Years in business: 2
 

Zomoz is a quick service restaurant chain specialising in momos and dimsums


Abhishek Shah, Founder & CEO, PGP Class of 2009; Prayat Shah, VP - Sales & Business Development | Wellthy Therapeutics Pvt Ltd
Stage of venture: Growth Stage
Years in business: 3
 

Wellthy Therapeutics is a digital therapeutics company that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and patient centric design to improve patient outcomes for all stakeholders in diabetes care. Its goal is to facilitate behaviour change and self-management for patients, while helping physicians to enable continual care using technology and has commercialized a digital therapeutic for patients with type 2 diabetes, that is the first digital diabetes intervention endorsed by Asia's largest Diabetes Association (RSSDI) as a prescription grade intervention. Wellthy's clinical pilots and early data have proven better diabetes outcomes than any entry level prescription diabetes drug in the world, and it has a proven record of publishing clinical evidence. It recently published real world data at the RSSDI 44th Annual conference in Hyderabad, India, at the AACE 26th Annual Congress in Austin, TX, and at ADA 77th Scientific Sessions in San Diego, CA.


Praful Nangia, Partner, Talent North, PGP Class of 2009
Sector: Services
Stage of venture: Scaling up
Years in business: Not Available
 

The executive search industry in India has not really changed as fast as the corporate landscape in the country. We truly believe that there is another way. A path that helps you get the most optimum solution for your talent needs without literally breaking the bank. Talent North was born out of the pure passion to better service our clients and address a key gap that pushes clients to either work with large branded search firms or opt for sub-optimal hiring solutions.