About

Amplifi is a B2B SaaS startup nursery : a company dedicated to bringing innovative B2B SaaS ideas to life in India.We are supported by an in-house product team, corporate partners, angels, VCs and awesome mentors from across the world.


Founders

Sudarshan Narayan

Angel Investor / Advisor to several startups – consumer and enterprise SaaS. Board Advisor for 2 growing SMB firms – pharma and warehousing/logistics. Previously Managing Partner at Hatch – a services focused incubator. Founder of Clark & Kent – successful cross border CXO search firm. Web and ERP projects experience early in career. Electronics Engineer, strategist, sales guy at heart, digital marketing exponent, organisation builder.

Ravishankar Veeraghanta

More than 2 decades of industry experience. Led large global projects in both technical and management roles. Focused on building device agnostic cloud based services and products.

Rohinton Bharucha

Over thirty eight years experience in domestic and global capital markets. Buy side expertise across listed markets and alternate assets. Brings in depth legal documentation and regulatory compliance knowledge and experience Rohinton set up one of the first family offices in India which he has grown and managed for the past eleven years.

Amitava Neogi

Finance & Wealth Management veteran. At DSP Merrill Lynch, he led the successful launch of the NBFC, Trust Services (Member of its Board) and was part of the core team that established the private client business in 1999 Connoisseur of fine gourmet, is an investor in celebrity Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor’s The Yellow Chilli, Powai, Mumbai.

 


Advisory Council

Jenny Rutherford

CEO/Founder of a SaaS startup in stealth mode and till recently was Chief Product Officer at BlueScape. A Silicon Valley veteran, she’s started, led, managed and scaled new and established SaaS businesses for over 20 years. Jenny builds companies and teams that transform ideas into world-class products, delighting users and growing market-share for leading enterprise and consumer companies including Intuit (Quickbooks & Quicken), Nuance Communications, Facebook Marketplace and Bluescape.

Richad Rothman

Founder & MD of OpenMind Opportunity Consultancy Pvt. Ltd, the world’s first and only opportunity consultancy, based in Mumbai. Prior to this venture, he had a 23-year career with the U.S. Diplomatic Service, serving as U.S. Trade Commissioner in India, Indonesia and Italy. Richard has taught graduate level marketing and strategy for the Graham School of Management, Milan, and for the Indonesian Institute of Management, Jakarta. He is currently empaneled with Harvard Business School to provide training to corporates around Asia. Richard holds an MA (International Management) from Thunderbird School of Global Management, and an MBA from California State University, Northridge.

Bharat Ranka

Bharat Banka is currently advisor to many marquee corporates. With diverse experience of 23+ years at Aditya Birla Group and at Indian JV of J.P.Morgan with ICICI in running businesses, strategy, principal investing, M&A, post-merger integration, capital markets and CXO-level roles, he brings unique value-creation abilities, business acumen and strong team management skills. He was founder of $200m Private Equity arm of Aditya Birla Group. Associated personally with 10+ start-ups as investor/ mentor, he mentors entrepreneurs at Indian Angel Network, CIO Angel Network and as Charter Member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) and Founding Charter Angel at Venture Nursery. He sits on Advisory Boards of incubators at management institutes like Somaiya Vidyavihar, Mumbai and BIMTECH, Noida.

Ajay Kotkar

A technology professional with a solid well grounded 25+ years experience within the Banking and Financial Services Industry, who has held very senior positions in Global Banks and Financial Institutes like ABN Amro, RBS, Swiss Bank. His journey as a serial entrepreneur begun in 2010 and since then he has been very passionate towards mentoring startups and providing thought leadership to enterprises. Presently based with his family in Hong Kong, he is well travelled globally and lived in countries like Japan and UAE. He is also a Charter Member for the TiE Hong Kong Chapter.

Vishnu Bhatt

Member of the Board @ODCA (Open Data Center Alliance) an industry body driving cloud adoption strategies and requirements for enterprises. Earlier was head of System Integration business globally at Infosys responsible for large and complex systems integration programs and differentiated technology services. A total industry experience of 25 years and the last 22 years has been with Infosys. While at Infosys he was heading the business of Cloud and Infrastructure services globally. In addition was also responsible for Big Data & Mobility Services units. He incubated the Cloud and Big Data practices.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s