Vivek Premnath


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Vivek has close to 2 years of work experience, across venture capital and the asset management industry. Prior to joining ISB, he was an investment professional with an early stage VC fund, Speciale Invest, where he primarily worked on investments across Fintech and SaaS. He is passionate about the start-up / venture ecosystem and plans to pursue strategy roles at growth stage start-ups. Vivek loves learning at the intersection of disciplines and can often be found conversing at length on topics across start-ups, technology, business and investing. Feel free to reach out to him to discuss anything around start-up ideas. 

He devotes his spare time to sports, technology, writing, and poetry.

Shuchi Yagnik

Vice President

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Shuchi is an Engineer by profession and has around 3 years of work experience with both start-ups and multinationals. Prior to joining ISB, she worked at CIIE, a not-for-profit start-up incubator based out of IIM-A as a Portfolio & Programs Analyst. Passionate about growth and scale up, Shuchi has worked extensively with 300+ early stage start-ups from Fintech, Education, Skilling, and Livelihood space to nurture and develop last mile solutions for lower/middle income groups of the country. She has also worked with Impact Organizations such as Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, J.P Morgan, Omidyar Network, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation etc. She brings insights about the lean methodology of start-ups, an entrepreneurial aptitude and great industry connects to the team. 

Aviral Srivastava

Careers Coordinator

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Aviral has 2.5+ years of pre-ISB work experience in Management Consulting and E-commerce sectors. During his stint as a consultant, he worked on client facing roles in strategy and operations focused projects in the Middle East. He has also worked in a Business Development role in the NBFC division of Udaan, the B2B e-commerce start-up. A graduate from IIT Roorkee, Aviral is passionate about the start-up ecosystem in India and plans to pursue strategy and growth roles post-ISB. He is a travel enthusiast and loves to unwind with Cricket

Harsh Shah

Events Coordinator

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Harsh has close to 3 years of work experience as a Financial advisor at Kotak Securities (Private Client Group) across a range of asset classes. He is passionate about entrepreneurship and the start-up ecosystem in general, loves conversations around ideas, valuation or acquisitions and also aspires to start-up one day. He loves to go out for a run and tune into a podcast in his free time.

Himani Toshniwal

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

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Himani has about 2.5 years of experience in the construction and design space. Prior to ISB she worked with Atkins in the hydraulic modelling industry for European and Middle Eastern countries. Himani loves learning across diverse avenues and is passionate about entrepreneurship. She has led several events at her workplace and undergrad and aims to leverage those skills to help lead initiatives at the EVC club. She is a civil engineering graduate from PES University, Bangalore. Himani likes reading fiction and picking up novel art and design related concepts.

Karan Vora

Alumni Relations Coordinator

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Karan has close to 3 years of experience around start-up investments and business strategy. Prior to ISB he has worked with Tata Industries, the venture arm of Tata Group, supporting investments in early stage deep-tech start-ups and launching of new business opportunities for Tata Group. He has done brief stints with firms such as Venture Catalysts and Lightbox Ventures. During his college days, he has been part of the founding team of a social media start-up, which garnered up to 2 lac+ followers in its early days. In his pastime, Karan likes catching up with TV shows, learning tabla and practicing kung fu.


Mayank Shrivastava

Learning and Development Coordinator

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Mayank has been running an ecommerce start-up, GetMyCouch, for 4 years prior to joining ISB. Before that, he had short stints in IT consulting and in a VC funded SaaS company - Knowlarity communications. Both start-ups he worked for and launched have been turnaround successes.

A graduate from IIT Delhi, he serves an advisor to 2 other start-ups and likes to help founders launch and scale businesses. Founders and aspiring entrepreneurs - please feel free to reach out to him. He is a big sports fan and can be found playing football, tennis, squash, cricket, and volleyball. Other hobbies include running and writing. These days, he can also be found cooking while listening to his favourite band - Led Zeppelin