Rajeev Mantri is executive director at Navam Capital, a venture capital firm focused on early-stage investments in the energy, technology and healthcare sectors. Rajeev is also director at GPSK Investment Group, an India-focused private investment firm.
Prior to founding Navam Capital, Rajeev worked as a venture capitalist at New York-based Lux Capital, focusing on investments in energy, water and nanomaterials. A widely published writer, Rajeev has been a columnist on technology, public policy, and entrepreneurship for The Wall Street Journal, Mint, Financial Times, India Today, The New York Times, The Times of India, MIT Technology Review, BioSpectrum, Roubini Global Economics and others. In 2010, Rajeev co-founded Vyome Biosciences, a dermatology startup based in New Delhi. Rajeev graduated from Northwestern University with a BS degree in materials science and engineering.
Harsh is a management consultant, prior to which he worked in asset management and financial consulting in India and Singapore. Harsh has also been a research associate for the MIT Poverty Action Lab, conducting ground-level analysis on the efficacy of the Indian government’s social welfare programs. He has written extensively on a variety of public policy issues for Mint, The Wall Street Journal, The Indian Express and Daily News & Analysis. He has also co-authored a book on financial derivatives. In 2012, Harsh co-founded Gyanada Foundation, a nonprofit organization that helps girls from underprivileged backgrounds attend private schools. Harsh enrolled to study engineering physics at IIT Delhi, before dropping out and entering Dartmouth, from where he graduated with an AB degree in economics. Harsh also holds an MBA from INSEAD and attended Northwestern University’s Kellogg School (on exchange).
Ankur Gulati is a member of the Asia Special Situations Group at Goldman Sachs and focuses on principal investments across sectors in Asia. Before joining Goldman, Ankur worked with investing teams at TPG Capital and Draper Fisher Jurvetson, focusing on venture capital and growth-stage principal investments in India. Previously, Ankur was at McKinsey & Co., where he co-authored the McKinsey Global Institute report on India’s Urbanization. Ankur holds a BTech and MTech degree in Aerospace Engineering from IIT Bombay, where he was awarded the SD Sharma Gold Medal, and graduated with an MBA from Harvard Business School as Baker Scholar.