Trusted and experienced advisors
Dr. C. Venugopal
Dr. C. Venugopal has over 35 years of business experience with the last 10 years in business consulting. He co-founded a boutique consulting firm, Krysalis, which offers top of the line business advisory services to companies all over India and abroad.
In his long career, Venu has worked with a large number of companies across sectors. He has expertise in organization change and development, strategy and business modeling. He has worked with a number of startups and particularly enjoys helping the new entrepreneur sharpen the business idea and discover the true value proposition.
Venu is a B.Tech (hons.) from IIT, Kharagpur, MBA from Bajaj and a Ph.D. in enterprise systems from CEG Anna University.
Currently a co-founder director at Medindia.net – India’s largest health website, as well as Medwonders.com – a health social network, and Front Point Systems, a web solutions provider, Arun is a serial entrepreneur who has founded and grown several technology companies both in USA and India. A man much ahead of his times, Arun founded one of the earliest e-commerce portals selling industrial PCs on the web and a systems integration company in the US in the early days of the web.
An engineer / MBA from IIT, Madras and IIM, Arun worked in India for a few years and then moved on to the US to get a Masters in Electronics from Penn State. He worked as a management consultant with Deloitte, before moving on as an entrepreneur. His expertise and experience spans the spectrum from low-level hardware and systems programming to high level web technology and business strategy. He is passionate about technology and startups and advises, mentors and provides consulting services to businesses of all sizes.
Computer Science from Penn State University, USA. He is based in New Jersey, USA and divides his time between USA and India.
Baldev Nair based in Dallas, Texas, comes with over 30 years of technology business experience in Marketing, Product Management, Business Development, and Sales. Having held key positions in several early stage companies he brings strong entrepreneurial orientation to business.
He has also worked at large companies like Telcordia, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and IBM. He has founded companies in financial publishing, sensor technology solutions, and alternate energy, and is skilled in bringing emerging technologies to market. A Mechanical Engineering from College of Engineering, Trivandrum, an MBA in Finance from New York University.
Baldev combines a strong mix of entrepreneurial experience with academic rigor.Baldev enjoys working with young entrepreneurs and is currently nurturing two technology startups.
Rahul Gupta is an Engineer from IIT Delhi with a Masters degree from McGill, Canada. In his long career of 40 years he has served in important roles, with the last decade and a half with profit center responsibilities to finally retire as CEO and Director on the Board of EICL Ltd, a listed Thapar Group midsize Company. His experience spans various sectors in different industry segments across the country.
His core strength is in driving operational excellence; evolving business strategy; leading M&A opportunities (both as buyer and as target, within India and outside); leading organization turn around and cultural change.
Rahul has a keen understanding of technology and its impact in determining project and company health. He is widely travelled, experienced, has good knowledge of Industries and has seen the transition of the country from a protected to a liberalized economy.