People

Board of Directors

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Kannan Lakshminarayan – Kannan is a “parallel” entrepreneur and award winning innovator. He is also the Founder & CTO of Vortex and Managing Trustee of Fractal Foundation. Kannan has a track-record of successful development and commercialisation of customized solutions in the domain of electro-mechanical engineering, particularly for contexts that are price-sensitive and demand high reliability. He engages widely with grass-root level organizations and NGOs working with rural poor on sustainable solutions that improve quality of life, from whom he draws inspiration for pioneering new solutions that hold the promise of scalable impact.

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Sabarinath Nair -Sabarinath is a computer scientist with interest in simulation integrated training methodologies. He has wide experience in building intuitive and effective products and solutions for the developing world. He has taken the entrepreneurial leap with a vision of using technology as an aid to bridge the vocational skill gap and deliver a significant social impact. Prior to founding Skillveri, he was handling marketing of Vortex ATMs.

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C Sivakumar – C Siva Kumar is currently involved in the manufacturing industry as Managing Partner of Prabha Associates, which is Focused on Asset Light Manufacturing, Consulting and turning around SME organizations, this is the Flagship organization of the group engaged in multiple projects in India and the Middle East. Additionally, he has been instrumental in creating a vibrant and innovative retail presence through his group’s franchisee initiatives with Titan Industries Limited and TVS Motor Company Limited.

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Rema Subramanian – Rema co-founded Ankur Capital with a vision to use her multi decade CXO and entrepreneurial experience to bring the tools to young startups to become game changers. She has worked across education and IT/ITES taking young companies from scratch to midsize ventures. She is a cost accountant from ICFAI and when she has spare time she likes to travel and try her hand at growing plants.

Management Team

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Sabarinath C – Founder & CEO

Sabarinath handles Marketing, New Product Development and Partnerships. He is an Engineering and Management professional with wide experience in development and marketing of technology solutions for Indian/Rural needs, passionate about education & skill development.

Sabari is a winner of National Innovations for Skills Challenge 2014, organized by National Skill Development Corporation, and India Innovation Initiative 2012, jointly organized by Department of Science & Technology (Govt of India) and Confederation of Indian Industry.

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Nithya Rajendrababu – Vice President – Technology

Nithya handles the Engineering (Hardware & Software) and Manufacturing team at Skillveri.

He has several years of experience in Product Management, Software development, and in handling diverse teams across different geographies, delivering products and solutions to industries ranging across Instrumentation & Automation, Communication & Mobile devices, and Banking.

Nithya is an Engineer, with a Masters from the University of Wollongong in Australia. He is a PMI certified Project Management Professional, a Prince 2 Practitioner and certified SCRUM Master.

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Lakshmana Shiva – Senior Manager – Finance

Lakshmana oversees all financial and management related activities of the company and provides advice from the financial perspective on any contracts into which the company enters. His focus is on advancing the company’s mission by ensuring compliance with tax, accounting and regulatory aspects, and Implementing system to safeguard company’s asset, effective fund management and provide accurate financial reporting.

Lakshmana is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered accountants of India and has a certification from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association. Before joining the company He served as Senior Finance Manager in India Bulls group.

Advisory Board

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Y. Ramesh Reddy

Ramesh Reddy is the Group CFO heading the finance operations of Cambridge Energy Group of Companies. Prior to joining Cambridge Energy group, he was the CFO of Cambridge Technology Enterprises (CTE). During his tenure with CTE he helped the company to successfully complete its IPO and listing on BSE & NSE, headed the company’s M&A transactions to help consummate 6 transactions in a period of three years, and helped raise multiple rounds of debt and growth equity. He is an alumnus of IIT-Madras, and XLRI, Jamshedpur. He has over 25 years of experience.

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Stuthi Vijayaraghavan

Stuthi Vijayaraghavan heads AgileStrat consulting that works with clients in the Real Estate and Infrastructure sectors on strategic, organizational and financial challenges and opportunities. In addition she recently founded RedEarth Properties, that develops low cost housing by adapting technologies from across the world. Stuthi is an alumnus of IIM, Bangalore and Carnegie Mellon University. She is actively involved in social entrepreneurship as a mentor at Villgro, venture advisor at Unitus Seed and a Partner at Social Venture Parters She has traveled in 50+ countries and enjoys hiking and contemporary dance.

Investors

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Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

Founded in 1999, the central mission of the US-based Michael & Susan Dell Foundation is transforming the lives of children living in urban poverty through better education, family economic stability and health. Since 2006, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation has invested more than INR 983 crores in non-profits and social enterprises in India. For more information visit www.msdf.org.

Ankur Capital

Ankur Capital is a SEBI registered early stage venture capital fund and supports companies that are solving important problems for India, supporting the growth and development of the country and improving the quality of lives across income segments. Ankur Capital has invested in 7 companies across education, agriculture, and healthcare, at the intersection of technology and business model innovation. For more details visit www.ankurcapital.com