Shesh has built a strong career being at the forefront of technology and client services for Capital Markets. During his 5+ years stay in New York, he and his wife have been enthusiastic users of CoWorking spaces and has learnt a lot from the experience. He has previously played pivotal roles as CTO of Trustlr, Technical Product Manager at Bloomberg R&D in NYC, Global Crossing and invaluable experience working in Infosys and Heastrong, a Genpact company in the early days of his career. He has been fascinated with technology & computers from a very young age and holds a Computer Engineering degree from a leading technology institute in India. For several years he has developed a passion for economics, finance, technology and even started a small business during his college days. He loves travelling and has traveled to various destinations in India and United States. He strongly believes coworking spaces are essential to developing a growing and vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem in India.
Monnappa is an alumnus of NITK Surathkal and IIM Ahmedabad and has rich experience in the e-commerce and supply chain consulting domains. He joined BHIVE from Amazon India where he was part of the category management team and was involved in the launch of Amazon.in. Prior to Amazon, he spent nearly 9 years at supply chain major i2 technologies, consulting at clients spread across Europe, Australia and US. He enjoys playing football and squash and is also into long distance running and biking. He considers a trip to the Mumbai marathon a pilgrimage and has completed 9 full marathons there since his first one in 2010. Thanks to his long standing support of Arsenal FC, he firmly believes that patience is a virtue!
Arun has been associated with Bhive since April 2014 as an Investor and Advisor. He joined the team full time staring June 2018. He continues to be associated with the UK India Business Council (UKIBC) since July 2014, prior to which he was with the Irish Government’s trade body – IDA Ireland.
He comes with a mix of private sector and Govt/Semi Govt experience across industries and in growing Bilateral Trade between India, Ireland and UK. He has worked across Industries like FMCG, Telecom and BFSI with companies like American Express, Coca Cola and Bharti Airtel.
Arun is also an active Early stage Investor and Advisor to companies across sectors and is involved specifically in business growth, financial planning and fund raising with these companies.
He holds a Degree in Commerce from Bangalore University and an EPBM from the Indian Institute of Management – Calcutta. He is also a trained Six Sigma practitioner.
Ravindra is an alumnus of SJCE Mysore and has done MBA from SDM, Mysore. He started his career in general insurance brokerage and moved towards consulting in SAP. He is the go to marketing guy at BHIVE and has been driving huge number of startup events at BHIVE.
“Durgesh kaushik a start-up advisor/mentor & currently is the India Head of Snapchat. Previously, he was the CMO at Edureka. He led marketing at InfoStretch, a Silicon Valley start-up, was a part of the core SMB Marketing team at Facebook in EMEA and APAC and was selected by Reliance for their flagship Jio Young Leadership Program (JYLP). He worked at Jio as DGM-Product Marketing, leading the digital marketing strategy and SMB marketing. He is a recognized marketing leader with over 100,000 followers on Facebook.
He holds an MBA degree from University of California - Irvine and an engineering degree in IT from NSIT, Delhi University.”
“Venture investor and company builder with over 18 years of VC, corporate and entrepreneurial experience across geographies. Served as CEO, India Innovation Fund, Bangalore; Co-founder and Partner, New Markets Venture Partners, Washington DC Metro Area.
Investor in category leading companies such as Mitra Biotech, Sedemac, Surewaves, Simplilearn, GeoIQ, Consure. Co-investor with leading global funds including Accel, Nexus, Tata Capital, Canaan, InQtel. Extensive board level experience with high-growth companies. Worked across life cycle of fund raising, investing, building companies and exiting investments.
Adjunct Faculty, University of Maryland. Member/Committees: TIE Charter Member, US National Science Foundation, Maryland TEDCO, Indian Angel Network, Nextgen Venture Partners”
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