In addition, Chambers takes an active role in corporate social responsibility initiatives worldwide and has been recognized for his and Cisco’s philanthropic leadership, including receiving the U.S. State Department’s top corporate social responsibility award (ACE) twice.
Launched in 2006, IDG Ventures India Advisors is India’s leading technology Venture Capital funds advisor advising three funds under the IDG Ventures India banner, and three domestic funds – Pandara Trust, Chiratae Trust, and Technology Venture Fund. The funds advised by IDG Ventures India Advisors collectively have over $450 M under management and 70+ investee companies across Consumer Media & Tech, Cloud/Software, Health-tech, and Fin-tech.
IDG Ventures is a global network of venture capital funds with approximately $3.6 billion under management and a portfolio of over 220 companies built over the last 15 years. IDG Ventures network offers the international perspective and the local market expertise to help companies grow from start-ups to global success stories.
India Alternatives is an operationally oriented private equity firm that invests in mid-growth companies in India. India Alternatives currently manages India Alternatives Private Equity Fund which has raised commitment of INR 2,300 million from leading institutional investors in India.
The Fund has been set up with an objective of providing investors with superior risk-adjusted returns by investing in equity or equity-related investments in mid-growth stage companies based in India.
Senapathy ‘Kris’ Gopalakrishnan served as the Vice-Chairman of Infosys from 2011 to 2014, and as its Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director from 2007 to 2011. Kris is one of the co-founders of Infosys. Recognized as a global business and technology thought leader, he was voted the top CEO (IT services category) in Institutional Investor’s inaugural ranking of Asia’s Top Executives. He was selected as one of the winners of the 2nd Asian Corporate Director Recognition Awards by Corporate Governance Asia in 2011. Kris was also selected to Thinkers 50, an elite list of global business thinkers, in 2009. He was elected President of India’s apex industry chamber, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for 2013 – 14, and served as one of the co-chairs of the World Economic Forum in Davos in January 2014.
Ray Stata was a co-founder of Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) in 1965 and served as CEO and Chairman until 1996. He now serves as Chairman of the Board. With sales of $2.6B, ADI is recognized for leadership in the design and manufacture of analog and digital signal processing semiconductors. Ray Stata has been active as an investor in and board member of more than 40 early stage technology-based new ventures.
YourNest is an Angel Fund that believes in ‘liberating human potential’ by investing in technology-enabled, vibrant, new business ideas. YourNest has seen the opportunity and has the passion to build the start-ups into significant, meaningful businesses. YourNest bets Big on “very few ideas” as it invests with conviction and support start-ups in the areas that they know the best. YourNest portfolio has already invested in innovative start-ups like mycity4kids.com, Proof of Performance, and bookmycab.com.
Indian Angel Network is India’s first and Asia’s largest angel network of over 250 angel investors comprising the who’s who of successful Indian entrepreneurs and dynamic CEOs. These angels are passionate about entrepreneurship and apart from financial investments in startup and early stage ventures, are keen to provide strategic mentoring, provide guidance execution, and leverage their global networks. IAN is sector agnostic and has a portfolio of 100+ companies across multiple sectors including IT, Mobile, Healthcare and Education, Gaming, Hospitality, Semiconductor and social media. IAN’s portfolio includes Druva, Jigsee, Stayzilla, Kwench, GoCoop.in, Pretty Secrets, Hashcube etc.
Rural Technology and Business Incubator (RTBI) is IITM’s incubator facilitating rural-inclusive technology and business innovation in India. Its mission is to design, pilot and incubate scalable business ventures with a rural focus.