SATYEN KOTHARI I FINTECH
Satyen is one of the renowned names in the Indian fintech space. Previously the co-founder of CitrusPay, India's most successful payments processing company passionate about building for the future. He spends time understanding emerging industries and new technologies, and thoroughly enjoys speaking to companies solving traditional problems in unique ways.
Aakash previously headed up the early-stage ventures arm of Sattva Capital, where he was responsible for sourcing, deal evaluation and ongoing monitoring of the portfolio, leading deals in Energy Web Foundation and Shortlist. Prior to Sattva, Aakash was jointly responsible for the Asia portfolio at Accion Venture Lab, where he led deals in consumer credit and SME lending. He is also the co-founder of NeonVest, a tech platform that connects high-quality, early-stage startups across sectors to a global investor base.
Aakash previously spent three years as an Investment Research Analyst at Aksia, a New York-based hedge fund advisory firm with $150bn AUA, where he evaluated funds across long/short equity, credit and quant strategies. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and International Business from NYU Stern, with a minor in Philosophy.
PAVAN SUKHDEV I SUSTAINABILITY
Govind has an entrepreneurial mind set and loves brainstorming new ideas with founders. He has been part of the startup ecosystem in India for more than six years and has found his passion here.
Govind was most recently the Associate Principal at Contrarian Drishti Partners, leading deals in Enterprise SaaS, Consumer Internet and Fintech. He was primarily responsible for deal evaluation and ongoing engagement with select founders, and led deals in six startups including Squad, Crediwatch and Wholesalebox.
Previously, Govind was an Associate at Kshatriya Ventures, a family office involved in direct investing in Indian startups. Govind has also held roles at HDFC Life, where he focused on corporate strategy and strategic partnerships, and HSBC. He holds an MBA from Nirma University and has cleared all three levels of the CFA program.