Our People

FELLOWS

  • Ahimanikya Satapathy Ahimanikya Satapathy
    CEO & Founder at DocEngage
    www.docengage.in
    [BootUpINDIA]
  • Avinash Raghava Avinash Raghava
    iSPIRT Foundation
    www.ispirt.in
    [Playbooks]
  • Dev Khare Dev Khare
    Principal, Lightspeed India
    www.lsvp.com/india
    [SPIx - Software Product Industry IndeX]
  • Dilip Ittyera Dilip Ittyera
    Founder & CEO, Aikon Labs
    www.aikonlabs.com
    [ProductNation Community]
  • Indus Khaitan Indus Khaitan
    Oracle
  • Jay Pullur Jay Pullur
    Founder & CEO
    www.pramati.com
    [M&A Connect]
  • Keerthi Laal Kala Keerthi Laal Kala
    Independent
    Innovation Consultant
  • Lalitesh Katragadda Lalitesh Katragadda
    www.cs.cmu.edu/~lalitesh
    [iPrize, Open API]
  • Manjunath M Gowda Manjunath M Gowda
    CEO, i7 Networks
    www.i7nw.com
    [CIO Connect/InTech50]
  • M. Thiyagarajan(Rajan) M. Thiyagarajan(Rajan)
    Sr. Product Manager, Intuit
    www.intuit.in
    [#PNCamp/RPG - Roundtable Peer Group]
  • Nakul Saxena Nakul Saxena
    www.ispirt.in
    iSPIRT Foundation
    [Policy]
  • Nari Kannan Nari Kannan
    Solutions Architect at Sandlot Solutions
    www.sandlotsolutions.com
    [ProductNation Community]
  • Prajakt Raut Prajakt Raut
    The Hub for Startups
  • Ramesh Loganathan Ramesh Loganathan
    VP (Products) & Center Head, Progress Software
    www.progress.com
    [Bootstrap Awards]
  • Rishi Krishnan Rishi Krishnan
    Director & Professor of Strategic Management
    IIM Indore
    www.iimidr.ac.in
    [Policy Framework]
  • Roxna Irani Roxna Irani
    Information Technology and Services
    India
  • Sanat Rao Sanat Rao
    iSPIRT Foundation
    www.ispirt.in
    [M&A Connect]
  • Sandeep Todi Sandeep Todi
    CEO & Founder
    www.emportant.com
    [ProductNation Community]

MAVENS

Mavens are trusted experts who pass knowledge to others in a pay-forward model in small intimate learning sessions that iSPIRT has pioneered.

  • Shankar Maruwada Shankar Maruwada
    Mentor to entrepreneurs
    and investor
  • Shashank N D Shashank N D
    Co-founder & CEO
    Practo.com
  • Sridhar Ranganathan Sridhar Ranganathan
    Product Guy
    credibase.com

SAARTHIS

Impassioned volunteers bringing iSPIRT initiatives to their community

  • Aditya Bhelande Aditya Bhelande
    Yukta
  • Amit Pande Amit Pande
    Stanford Sloan Fellow
    www.amitpande.co
    [PTR - Product Technology Rating]
  • Ashwin Ramaswamy Ashwin Ramaswamy
    ContractIQ
  • Arvind Kochhar Arvind Kochhar
    Founder Director
    Esquare Consulting
  • Ashish Tandon Ashish Tandon
    CEO, Indusface
  • Chaitanya C Chaitanya C
    Ozonetel
  • Chintan Mehta Chintan Mehta
    iSPIRT Foundation
  • Harrshada Deshpande Harrshada Deshpande
    Foun10
  • Hareish Gur Hareish Gur
    Advisor at Newgen Software Technologies
    www.newgensoft.com
    [PTR - Product Technology Rating]
  • Manjula Sridhar Manjula Sridhar
    IronSense
  • Mary Ann Shenoy Mary Ann Shenoy
  • Nikhil Kulkarni Nikhil Kulkarni
    Head - Business Development
    www.aurusnet.com
    [Playbooks]
  • Prasanna Krishnamoorthy Prasanna Krishnamoorthy
    CTO in Residence
    Microsoft Ventures Accelerator
  • Rembrand Koning Rembrand Koning
    PhD. Student
    Stanford Graduate School Of Business
  • Rakesh Mondal Rakesh Mondal
    Creative Director, UI/UX Designer
  • Rammohan Reddy Rammohan Reddy
    Lean Startup Practitioner
  • Sairam Krishna Sairam Krishna
    FreshDesk
  • Sanket Nadhani Sanket Nadhani
    FusionCharts
  • Seema Joshi Seema Joshi
    BMC
  • Shankar Roddam Shankar Roddam
    Market Head – Sales and Client Relations - Subex Ltd
  • Somayaji Manikantan Somayaji Manikantan Explorer
  • Srivardhini K Jha Dr. Srivardhini K. Jha
    Research Scientist at CGIAR/McGill Centre
    www.mcgill.ca
    [Research Data and Liason]
  • Sridhar Ranganathan Sridhar Ranganathan
    Product Guy
    credibase.com
  • Sumeet Anand Sumeet Anand
    Kreeo
  • Vijay Anand Vijay Anand
    The Startup Guy.

EVANGELISTS

  • Akash Jain Akash Jain
    Product Maanger
    Electronic Arts
  • Ankit Dudhwewala Ankit Dudhwewala
    CEO
    SoftwareSuggest

     
  • Aparna Somiah Aparna Somiah
    MBA Candidate
    The Tepper School of Business
    Carnegie Mellon University
  • Jyoti Ramnath Jyoti Ramnath
    MBA Graduate Student
    London Business School
  • Krishna H.S Krishna H.S
    PhD. Student
    Dept of Management Studies
    Indian Institute of Science
  • Manju Nanjaiah Manju Nanjaiah
    CEO
    SchemesCentral
  • Mrityunjay Kumar Mrityunjay Kumar
    Co-Founder
    Spexy
  • Mukund Mohan Mukund Mohan
    Director
    Microsoft Ventures
  • Pravin Jhadav Pravin Jhadav
    Product & Growth
    FreeCharge
  • Rushabh Mehta Rushabh Mehta
    Co-Founder
    ERPNext
  • Sanjiv Sinha Sanjiv Sinha
    CEO
    YellowRickShaw
  • Taron Mohan Taron Mohan
    CEO
    NextGen Technologies
  • Titash Neogi Titash Neogi
    Chief Product Officer
    Themeefy Inc
  • Umang Jaipuria Umang Jaipuria
    Founder
    Lattice Labs

CURATORS

  • Girish Rowjee Girish Rowjee
    CEO
    Greytip Software
    www.greytip.com
    [BootUpINDIA]
  • Jay Pullur Jay Pullur
    Founder & CEO
    Pramati Technologies
    www.pramati.com
    [Business Exchange Program (BEX)]
  • Kiran Karnik Kiran Karnik
    Chairman
    Board of Directors
    Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi (IIIT-D)
    [Product Technology Rating (PTR) Council]
  • Pari Natarajan Pari Natarajan
    CEO
    Zinnov Inc.
    [Business Exchange Program (BEX)]
  • Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala
    IIT
    Madras
    [Product Technology Rating (PTR) Council]
  • Pallav Nadhani Pallav Nadhani
    Co-Founder
    www.fusioncharts.com
    [BootUpINDIA]
  • Paras Chopra Paras Chopra
    Founder
    Wingify.com
    [BootUpINDIA]
  • Pratyush Prasanna Pratyush Prasanna
    Vice President
    One97.com
    [Business Exchange Program (BEX)]
  • Prof. Saras D. Sarasvathy Prof. Saras D. Sarasvathy
    Research Professor of Business Administration
    Darden School of Business
    [BootUpINDIA]
  • Sanjay Shah Sanjay Shah
    MD, Invensys Skelta
    www.skelta.com
    [Business Exchange Program (BEX)]
  • Sanat Rao Sanat Rao
    iSPIRT Foundation
    www.ispirt.in
    [Business Exchange Program (BEX)]
  • Sharad Sharma Sharad Sharma
    Co-founder and CEO
    BrandSigma
    www.brandsigma.com
    [Product Technology Rating (PTR) Council]
  • Sridhar Vembu Sridhar Vembu
    CEO
    ZOHO Corporation
    www.zoho.com [BootUpINDIA]

EXPERT TEAMS

Buy Products Model RFP

  • Ashish Tandon Ashish Tandon
    CEO, Indusface
    (Lead)
  • Sunil Kand Sunil Kand
    Director
    Peaktime Infosystems Pvt Ltd
    (Team Member)
  • Hareish Gur Hareish Gur
    Advisor at Newgen Software Technologies
    www.newgensoft.com
    (Team Member)

Open API's and eGov

  • Gian Franco Gian Franco
    Industry Expert
    (Team Member)
  • Jay Pullur Jay Pullur
    Founder & CEO
    www.pramati.com
    (Team Member)
  • Pramod Varma Pramod Varma
    Technology Architect, UIDAI
    www.uidai.gov.in
    (Team Member)

Software Products Taxation and Definitions

  • Sumeet Kapur Sumeet Kapur
    CEO, Employwise
    www.employwise.com
    (Team Member)
  • Jay Pullur Jay Pullur
    Founder & CEO
    www.pramati.com
    (Team Member)
  • Dr. A.S. Rao Dr. A.S. Rao
    Director,Center for Projects Mobilization and Globalizarion at Vignana Jyothi
    (Team Member)
  • Mary Mayiladumpara Mary Mayiladumpara
    Legal Counsel
    Zoho
    (Team Member)

Software Products Fund-on-Fund

  • Mohandas Pai Mohandas Pai
    Chairman
    Manipal Global Education
    (Lead)
  • Avinash Sethi Avinash Sethi
    Entrepreneur and Investor
    (Team Member)
  • Abhinav Chaturvedi Abhinav Chaturvedi
    (Team Member)
  • Sasidhar Nandigam Sasidhar Nandigam
    (Team Member)

Tech Startups List in India

  • Sudhir Sethi Sudhir Sethi
    Founder Chairman & Managing Director
    IDG Ventures India
    (Lead)
  • Natarajan R Natarajan R
    Managing Director and CFO
    Helion Ventures
    (Team Member)
  • Rajiv Khaitan Rajiv Khaitan
    Partner
    Khaitan & Co LLP - Advocates
    (Team Member)
  • Harish H V Harish H V
    Partner
    Grant Thornton
    (Team Member)
  • Manish Dugar Manish Dugar
    Head of finance and Legal
    InMobi
    (Team Member)
  • Rajesh Ghonasgi Rajesh Ghonasgi
    C.F.O
    Quick Heal Technologies (P) Ltd
    (Team Member)
  • Sanjay Khan Sanjay Khan
    Associate
    Khaitan & Co.
    (Team Member)

Technology Incubator Policy 

  • Dr. Raghunandan Rajamani Dr. Raghunandan Rajamani
    Executive Director
    Indian STEPs and Business Incubator Association
  • Dr. Dinesh Awasthi Dr. Dinesh Awasthi
    Director
    Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India
  • Nalin Kohli Nalin Kohli
    President
    Association of Small & Medium Knowledge Industries

ADVISORS

  • Kunal Bajaj Kunal Bajaj
    Entrepreneur; Director
    One97; Ex-MD
    Analysys Mason India
  • Nitin Pai Nitin Pai
    Founder & Fellow at
    www.takshashila.org.in
  • Nrk Raman Nrk Raman
    Director
    Trimax IT Infrastructure & Servies Ltd
  • Navyug Mohnot Navyug Mohnot
    Founder and CEO
    QAI Global
  • Mohandas Pai Mohandas Pai
    Chairman
    Manipal Global Education
    [Product Technology Rating (PTR) Council]
  • Ravi Venkatesan Ravi Venkatesan
    Ex-Chairman
    Microsoft India
  • Sanjay Nayak Sanjay Nayak
    Ceo
    Tejas Networks
  • Sanjeev Joshipura Sanjeev Joshipura
    Founder & President
    SJ Consulting
  • Sanjay Anandaram Sanjay Anandaram
    Venture Partner
    Seed Fund

M&A CONNECT AMBASSADORS

  • Dinesh Katiyar Dinesh Katiyar
    Partner
    Accel Partners
  • Krishna Mehra Krishna Mehra
    Co-Founder
    Capillary technologies
  • Manik Gupta Manik Gupta
    Director
    Product Management
    Google Maps

* - Individual

 

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WELL WISHERS

"The entire ISODA community has noted and received news of formation of ISPIRT with great enthusiasm and anticipation.
I take this opportunity, on behalf of ISODA management and member community, to congratulate you all on this new initiative. We wish you great success and hope that with the help of ISPIRT, many new success stories will be seen in near future for software product companies in India, giving a boost to our industry and economy.
We also take great pride that some of our members are the founding fathers of ISPIRT.
Congratulations and Best Wishes.
Thank You."

Biren Shah, ISODA, Chairman

“iSPIRT is a much needed initiative for fast growing product ecosystem in India. Non linear growth, while is the new buzzword, we need on the ground catalysts to foster such growth and collaborate with universities, government and corporates to create a conducive environment to make this happen. Right initiative at the right time!”

Pinkesh Shah, Director of Programs, Institute of Product Leadership

“Following its exemplary success in the IT Services and BPO areas over the last three decades, the Indian software industry has another unique opportunity to create global impact with Software Products. Having had the experience of leading i-flex, the first global success story for “Made in India” Software Products, I have always believed that the Indian IT industry can scale even higher peaks with such innovation. As a close observer of this industry, I see a lot of positive momentum and promise, especially in the recent past. A think-tank like iSPIRT is certainly long overdue, and I sincerely hope that a sound policy framework will emerge from this initiative, that will help encourage and nurture this industry in the future. I wish you all the best.”

Rajesh Hukku, Former CEO and Chairman, i-flex solutions

“Congratulations on the launch of iSPIRT! It’s a fantastic initiative to grow and sustain the Indian product ecosystem. A national think-tank body is exactly what we need for the community to drive even bigger influence in the business and technology arenas that exist in the country today. IPMA is delighted to contribute to the promising influence of products through excellence in product management practices in this endeavor.”

Ravi Padaki, Founder, India Product Management Association