Mr. C.K Kumaravel, Co-founder of Naturals


Destined to be an entrepreneur with a difference, Mr C.K Kumaravel is the co-founder of "Naturals" , India’s No 1 salon chain. Together with his wife Ms.Veena, he has revolutionized the salon and franchising industry with over 550+ salons spread across India. Naturals has created 350 women franchise partners and trained over 8000 staff. Thanks to the 30 lakh customers of Naturals!

Mr. Rajeev Banduni, Co-Founder & CEO, GrowthEnabler

Rajeev Banduni

An entrepreneur, a startup leader, a strong strategist and a master at execution, Rajeev has successfully started, grown and scaled numerous companies, both within India and globally. Rajeev has been a prolific business leader and an enabler of growth for companies including Ilantus Technologies, Computer Associates (NASDAQ:CA), Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC) and IT&T Enterprises (now Igate Technologies), and Gartner Inc (NYSE:IT). Today Rajeev is considered a global expert for Start-Ups, leading tech startups - building growth strategies, raising capital, and thereafter ensuring flawless execution and a successful exit.

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Satya Prabhakar, Founder & CEO, Sulekha


Satya Prabhakar is an Indian/American entrepreneur, engineer, writer and the Founder & CEO of Sulekha, a digital mobile platform for expert services in India, matching 24+ million consumers per month with ~120,000+ service professionals across 200 categories in about 40 cities. Originally from Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh, Prabhakar earned his Bachelors degree in Electronics and Communications from National institute of Technology (NIT REC), Trichy, India; Masters in Computer Science and an MBA in International Finance from University of Florida.

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Venkatesh Iyer is the Founder and CEO of Goli Vadapav


“Venkatesh Iyer is the Founder and CEO of Goli Vadapav, India’s largest national ethnic fast food chain having 300+ stores spread across 100 cities & 20 states. From Finance to food, with over 15 years of experience in corporate finance and investment banking, Venkatesh Iyer has been instrumental in helping entrepreneurs translate ideas into story boards using his unique strength of critical thinking, imagination and communication.

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Balaji Thiru, Assistant Professor/Research Associate , Veltech Rangarajan Dr Sagunthala R&D Institute of science and technology

Balaji Thiru

Balaji Thirunauvkkarasu, born in Tamil Nadu, India on 13th May 1989, obtained his B.E degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2011 from the Anna University, Chennai and he has completed his M.Tech in Robotics at SRM University, Chennai. He is presently serving as Assistant Professor at Vel Tech University, Chennai, with his thirst for research in Robotics. He has successfully completed a Government Project on Solar Aircraft of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Design funded by the Tamilnadu State Council for Science and Technology, during 2011.

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Kavita Pancholi, Principal Associate

Kavita Pancholi

KAVITA PANCHOLI is a senior member of the Corporate and Transaction Team at the Firm’s Chennai office.

She first joined the Chennai office in 2010, following which she moved to Mumbai for a couple of years to explore her interest in fund advisory practise. Thereafter, she re-joined the Chennai office again in 2013 and has since been the key member of the Chennai Team not only in terms of Client delivery and services but also in terms of assisting in building and mentoring the team and expanding on practise areas.

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Sangeeta Shankaran Sumesh, Coach


Sangeeta is on a mission to educate, empower and elevate businesses by working with Leaders and Teams wanting financial growth and high performance. She brings along rich corporate experience of around twenty-five years, including leadership positions with multinationals, across geographies.

By education Sangeeta is a Chartered Accountant and Management Accountant and has completed an executive education program from Harvard Business School. She is a Professional Speaker, High Performance Business Coach credentialed from International Coaching Federation, Author of the best seller “What The Finance”

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