Rajiv Raghunandan Founding Partner

Rajiv's career spans corporate finance, business consulting, outsourcing and technology. During his 17 year corporate stint, he has built and managed business units as P&Ls, overseen M&A, conceptualization & sold global delivery solutions to large enterprise clients. His career includes leadership roles at Arvind Garments, Arthur Andersen, Infosys BPO and Infrahedge, a subsidiary of State Street.

He has been an active angel investor and advisor over the past 9 years. He founded seedX – an advisory and consulting firm for early-stage ventures, that now leverages those experiences, to drive digital into larger enterprises. He has been actively involved in mentoring startups from inception, helping them with strategy and execution, scaling their business, raising capital and building relationships with the investor community. Rajiv also manages a seed fund that provides product build & early scale for early stage enterprise tech ventures in India.

Rajiv holds a PGDM from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He has a graduate degree in accounting and a degree in management accounting from the Institute of Cost Accountants of India.

Arun Raghavan Founding Partner

Arun has over 20 years of experience spanning straddling the large enterprise, Impact sectors. His corporate stint of over 15 years has been predominantly in the business consulting, outsourcing (BPO), IT sectors, where he performed diverse roles including consulting large fortune 500 companies on business operations, outsourcing, overseeing large outsourcing and consulting programs, and leading business development functions. He spent a significant time of his corporate career with IBM, his last role there involved leading the business development function for their transformational outsourcing service lines across Indian & ASEAN geographies.

Prior to joining SeedX, Arun has spent 3-4 years in the Impact sector. During this stint, he cofounded RIMAGINED, an impact focussed Upcycling brand and was instrumental in setting up Fairtrade in India.. He has had stints with Deloitte Touche, Sonata Software & Infosys BPO. At seedX, Arun has primarily been instrumental in building the advisory practice. He works closely with early stage ventures in helping them raise Series A capital from a network of institutional and corporate investors both in and outside India. Arun is also a part of Arali Ventures where his focus & passion is on deal sourcing, deal pipeline development and B2B tech ecosystem development.

Arun is a MBA from NIT Trichy and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Osmania University.

Sujata Krishnan Principal - Investment Advisory

Sujata has over 15 years of experience across business finance, M&A and tax and regulatory consulting. Sujata began her career in the tax and regulatory practice of Ernst & Young, India, where she worked on tax efficient India entry strategies, cross border tax advisory and tax litigation. She has also worked with the Reliance Group's M&A team on several acquisitions and corporate restructuring schemes. In her last role, she worked with NTT Data (formerly Dell Services) as a finance controller across their Applications and Infrastructure Outsourcing businesses and enabled business units to build and achieve financial plans through effective cost controls and optimization and evaluation of new opportunities.

Sujata did her post graduation (MBA) from Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and is also a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Harsha Ramesh Angeri

Harsha Ramesh Angeri was the CEO of Tribetech a fintech startup .He was previously leading Strategy and M&A for Bosch in India.

He has built multiple tech based businesses like Retinal Eye care camera, non intrusive energy management for SMEs and malaria diagnosis systems.  Prior to Bosch, Harsha worked at Honeywell & in Arthur Andersen business consulting.

Harsha holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering and an MBA from the Indian Institute Of Management at Bangalore, India

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