Prasad Vanga, Founder & CEO of Anthill Ventures


Prasad Vanga is the Founder & CEO of Anthill Ventures, a speed scaling platform for early growth stage startups. Within two years, Anthill has built a startup portfolio of 25 companies across India, US and SE Asia that has grown by 150% in portfolio value. Prasad mentors several global startups to provide his expertise on "Scaling with Speed". Prasad has over 18 years of experience in helping senior executives from large organizations like Symantec, Nike, Nestle, Novartis, Wachovia, HSBC and YES Bank to drive business transformations.

His exp ertise is to help senior leaders discover the core competence of their organizations and design a change management framework that allows them to leverage their culture to drive large transformations. Prasad brings a unique expertise of combining large corporate consulting ,entrepreneurship and startup investments experience. This experience enables him to combine corporate scalability and startup agility in creating an ADAPTABLE Enterprise. He is a board advisor to ISB (Indian School of Business) SRITNE center of excellence, Charter Member (TiE), Member (Hyderabad Angels) and an active Alumni of the Stanford Business School. His achievements have been quoted in several media including Forbes Asia, Business Standard, Economic times and Washington Post.

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Aman Munglani, Vice President and team manager at Growth Enabler Research


Aman Munglani is a Vice President and team manager at Growth Enabler Research, with global responsibility for Insights and Intelligence. Focusing on disruptive technologies and innovative approaches, his team of analysts cover trends and analysis of the marketplace with respect to technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Fintech, IoT etc. Mr. Munglani’s team of analysts focus on global issues, reporting and advising on disruptive technologies developed by the start up community, publishing research, and advising clients on strategic and tactical advantages related to trends in global markets. Mr. Munglani is based in Bangalore, India.

Prior to joining Growth Enabler, Mr. Munglani held the position of Research Director at Gartner and was a part of the Data Center Systems group. The position entailed in-depth market discussions with the top management of leading IT companies, identifying customer needs, analyzing vendors, assessing technology, and interpreting market trends to support the strategic planning, business development, and marketing requirements of the IT industry globally. I have spent an extensive amount of time advising users of technology on trends, buying patterns and guided them on evaluation criterion’s across various vendors. Mr. Munglani was also the chair for Goa Symposium, Gartner’s signature IT conference for a period of three years from 2014 until 2016 and has also authored a number of documents on Innovation, Cost containment, the evolving start up landscape and has also lead Gartner’s hype cycle document for the Indian market. He was also the global revenue vendor lead for NetApp and HDS and also managed Gartner’s infrastructure forecast for Asia Pacific and EMEA.

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Munglani spent five years with IDC in India and was based in New Delhi. His responsibilities included research and business development on servers, PCs, handheld devices and storage technologies, among others, that are under the purview of computing hardware. His areas of specialization included servers and enterprise operating systems. He started his career with IDC East and Central Europe, based in Prague. He has authored hardware reports on the Czech, Ukraine, Bulgarian and Czech markets.

I enjoy assessing technology, and interpreting market trends to support strategic planning and business development requirements for the vendor community. I also enjoy helping technology users make sound business and technology decisions.

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Z Mohammad Nassar, Co-founder and Director of E2E


Z Mohamed Nassar is the Co-founder and Director of E2E – Excite Marketing and Training Services that provides business consultancy on growth strategies and building world class systems.

His clients have ranged from small entrepreneurial organizations to international corporations. Nassar has assisted over 150 clients globally in diverse sectors. Many of his strategies are focused on helping companies to communicate effectively to its stake holders using time tested and proven methods.

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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!

Paritosh Sharma , CEO , UNCV


UNCV designs public and financial narratives for SMEs and Startups. Paritosh also authored Patanjalize Your Brand - The first business book on Patanjali. He has worked with PayU, Jabong and Hike Messenger. He also holds advisory positions at Taxmantra and SharkID.

UNCV designs public and financial narratives for SMEs and Startups. Paritosh also authored Patanjalize Your Brand - The first business book on Patanjali.

His book Patanjalize Your Brand is India's first business book on Patanjali.

He has worked with PayU, Jabong and Hike Messenger.

He also holds advisory positions at Taxmantra and SharkID.

He is a strong believer in the Indian culture, science and arts.

He comes from a family of teachers and is passionate about helping the youth go beyond their comfort zones and be fearless.

He has been an active part of the Indian startup ecosystem and has worked with high growth companies like hike, Jabong, PayUmoney, TiE.

He is reachable at:
Email: paritosh@paritoshsharma.com
Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/paritoshsh

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Ranjan Malik, Innovation Specialist, Speaker & Writer

Ranjan Malik is an innovation specialist, speaker & writer. He devised the methodology for various innovation credits like the Innovation for India Awards, Forbes Global Innovation Awards and Rural Innovation award of NABARD.

He has led and facilitated innovation initiatives in a large number of organizations across the world including Apple, Bausch & Lomb, Castrol, Glaxo SmithKline, Honeywell, Microsoft, Mahindra Auto, Nestle, Novartis, Pepsico, Tata Group and Unilever

He has also created the innovation methodology in the book STORM the NORM.

Annurag Batra,Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, BW| Businessworld


Annurag Batra is a serial entrepreneur, media mogul, a journalist and an eternal optimist rolled into one. He is a B. Tech in Computer Sciences, a degree, which he acquired before joining Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon, one of India's leading BusinessSchool. He is a first generation entrepreneur and after acquiring the iconic business media and magazine brand BW Businessworld Chairman of BW | Businessworld.

Since taking over BW Businessworld 13 months back Mr. Batra has expanded BW Businessworld into digital, events and BW communities and has taken into its fold www.digitalmarket

Has core competency in evaluating startups leveraging technology and advising them on areas of improvement from business and technology standpoint. Board of Advisor to few Startups and an Angel Fund.

He conceptualized IBM India`s Startup challenge called IBM India Smartcamp and successfully executed the same. Personally curated the Startups for the finals, many of whom got funding either for the first time or for their subsequent rounds.

Led several key Sales wins for IBM.

He established relationships with Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) with zero IBM software footprint. Got them to adapt IBM technology and later drove IBM revenue through them.

He is an expert in understanding problems of businesses, designing solutions with the help of technology. Created many first-of-its kind solutions.

He has been working with Large Enterprises in assisting them in identifying the next generation innovations through joint Hackathons and Startup challenges. Known for his innovative approach, he has also organized World`s 1st Video based Startup challenge called IBMStartupStar. He has strong skills in building strategic relationships with Partner organizations. Radhesh is self driven professional ready to take up challenges. Successful at achieving turnaround growth and position organization for long-term profitability.

He also writes articles on technologies which are published in YourStory and Swarajya Magazines.

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Radhesh Kanumury , Venture Advisor to Blume Ventures


Radhesh is Venture Advisor to Blume Ventures, focusing on early stage B2B Startups investment and mentoring. He will be also working towards creating a first of its kind Acceleration program in collaboration with cross-border partners Prior to this he was leading the Global Entrepreneur Program, for IBM India and South Asia.

He exhibited strong leadership in steering the Startup initiative of IBM from scratch to one of the companies to be reckoned by the Startup ecosystem in India and generating strong revenues for IBM India Cloud business.

Asia, asia a leading website on digital marketing , www.everythingexperiential.com

India's leading experiential marketing website and launch BW hotelier in partnership with hotelier international.

BW smart cities an editorial platform in a 360 degree format is to be launched in mid February Mr. Batra is building the BW Businessworld business aggressively

He also founded the exchange4media group and he serves as the Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of exchange4media group which includes exchange4media.com

– India’s leading media industry website, PITCH – India’s only Advertising, Marketing and Media Magazine,

Impact – The Marketing Weekly, Franchisee Plus – Business Opportunity Magazine, Realty Plus – India’s leading monthly real estate magazine and samachar4media.com/ – leading media industry website in Hindi.

He is reachable at:
Email: www.businessworld.in

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