Swaroop IyengarPartner

Swaroop has over 18 years of experience across management consulting, corporate planning, IT services and public finance. Prior to seedx, Swaroop’s career largely spanned across Arthur D Little and Infosys, with a four year stint at the Accountability Initiative, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi.

At seedX, Swaroop leads the mandate on seeding digital innovation, growth and capital raise advisory.

Swaroop holds a Masters degree in Management from the Asian Institute of Management, Manila, Philippines, a Masters degree in Software Systems from BITS, Pilani and a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Mysore University and contributes as a mentor in public finance, at the Accountability Initiative at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi.

Rajiv Raghunandan 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 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.

Nikesh Shah

Nikesh brings to the team 15+ years of experience in sectors like Consulting, Outsourcing, Life Sciences and Healthcare across functions like Strategy, Sales, Operations and Organisation development. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer of a healthcare start-up called GenePathDx. In this role, Nikesh is responsible for sales, marketing, strategy, finance, admin, pricing and other business issues.

Prior to discovering the joys of entrepreneurship, Nikesh worked for Infosys and Accenture Consulting. He holds a PGDM from IIM Bangalore and completed his Bachelors in Electronics Engineering from Mumbai University.

Svetha Ravi

Svetha is a client facing professional with over 13 years' of global analytics experience in Customer Engagement, Account Management, Stakeholder management and setting up captive units.

Her global experience spans across strategy, marketing and business analytics wherein, she has worked with firms such as TEG Analytics, Maersk Group, Genpact USA and Symphony Services Pvt. Ltd

Svetha holds a Masters degree from the Madras School of Economics specializing in Econometrics and Analytics

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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Swaroop Iyengar

swaroop@seedx.in