Meet the good people who do good.

We are a bunch of crazy engineers working on design vectors, investment bankers working on fundraising solutions, writers crafting stories of impact - all united by a common passion to empower individuals around the world. Meet our core team!

Piyush Jain
Co-founder & CEO

Those who are crazy enough to leave a career in investment banking to change the world, are the ones who do. Graduated from Wharton and Harvard, Piyush’s story is The Wolf of Wall Street turned Swades. He occasionally trades his serious CEO avatar to wear a jersey and scream Hala Madrid! Like his on field hero, he knows the right time to strike a goal for the team!

Most popular for sending email blasts at 4 am.

Khushboo Jain
Co-founder & COO

With the supernatural ability to walk in with a smile even on a working saturday, our COO is our energy booster. After graduating from Parsons, Khushboo left a career with Gucci, to set trends for changemakers instead. Whether it’s with our customers or employees, her warm smile (and healthy snack treats) get the work done. She swears by the 3 Fs - Fashion, Fitness and Food.

Her alter ego is an insatiable sweet tooth.

Dheeraj Bansal

A quintessential engineer from IIT Bombay, Dheeraj’s calm sometimes drives us all crazy. He speaks in numbers over words and doesn’t find that weird at all. His cabin has enough supplies to keep us all alive for at least a week during an armageddon or our next big project. He’s also a closet online shopping enthusiast.

Unbeaten champion of dumb charades.

Vikas Kaul

If we didn’t occasionally see Vikas in our human environment during lunch, we’d believe he’s a bot. (It’s still a popular theory in our office). He feels working on one screen is a gross underutilization of his concentration and so he is often found hidden behind multiple screens. In his virtual reality, he is probably on an unending road trip around India.

Deals in Trello cards only.

Ankita Kumari
Business Development

Ankita finds solutions even before we take notice of the problem. She likes to stay ahead, in her work and her marathons. She feels she doesn’t get enough credit for staying fit so she writes a blog about it. She likes to unwind by playing card games with her house help.

Prefers the company of dogs to humans, like most sane people.

Sandeep Tripathy
Business Development

Meeting Sandeep is like encountering the calm before a storming idea! This IIT Bombay graduate knows the answers to all of life’s important questions like - ‘where to travel next?’ He claims to fix a mean dinner, but we were unable to confirm that with any survivors. When he isn’t planning our business strategy, he is either cracking or designing the toughest quizzes you can ever come across.

Greets people with impromptu quiz questions.

Meet Our Advisory Board.

Our team is guided by some of the best minds from various fields.

Anthony Oundjian

Anthony Oundjian

Anthony Oundjian is Managing Director and Partner at Boston Consulting Group. He is a core member of the BCG Global TMT practice, with specifically deep experience in Mobile, having worked for a variety of clients across Europe, Middle East and South Asia. Anthony started his career with Electricte de France, managing a joint project with HydroQuebec. He started his consulting career in 1999, at the Paris office of The Mitchell-Madison Group.

Anthony holds an Engineer degree from Ecole Centrale Paris and an MBA from INSEAD.

Calvin Zhang

Calvin Zhang

Calvin is Managing Director in J.P. Morgan's Hong Kong Investment Banking division, and is the head of J.P. Morgan's telecommunications and media franchise in Asia Pacific with over 16 years experience.

Calvin joined J.P. Morgan's investment bank in 2006 from UBS Investment Bank in HK where he was leading UBS' TMT efforts in Greater China. Prior to this, Calvin was with McKinsey & Company and Goldman Sachs where he was a leader for McKinsey's TMT Corporate Finance Advisory business for Asia Pacific .

Calvin is a graduate of Cambridge University in the United Kingdom where he was a Glaxo Wellcome scholar.

David Back

David Back

David Back is the co-founder of Zoomcar, India's first car rental company focusing exclusively on self-drive (instead of the traditional chauffeur-drive model). Launched in Feb 2013, Zoomcar grew to over 500 cars across Bangalore, Delhi, and Pune in under 2 years. The company has received money from Sequoia, Larry Summers, and others.

Prior to Zoomcar, David worked as a consultant at McKinsey and as an investment manager at Goldman Sachs. He served as the Director of Government Relations for The Hydrogen Expedition - an attempt to circumnavigate the globe in a hydrogen fuel cell powered boat to raise awareness about alternative fuels.

David received a full scholarship to attend Cambridge University's Judge School of Business. Previously, he graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and cum laude from Harvard Law School where he had teaching fellowships on Globalization under Nial Ferguson and under Larry Summers.

Gaurav Gupta

Gaurav Gupta

Gaurav Gupta is Dalberg’s Regional Director for Asia and leads the firms energy access practice. His works includes developing social impact strategies for multinational corporations, developing integrated disease solutions for pharma companies, expanding energy access and helping formulate strategies to fight human trafficking. Gaurav has been the founding partner for a number of social ventures including two eco-resorts, an organic tea plantation and an eco-friendly fair trade fashion label. He has also founded a leading Indian environmental NGO with AlGore and JSW group and has helped establish a public policy think-tank on Australian indigenious issues. He is a part of the advisory board at Travacco/Namastay and for the curriculum advisory board for the Economics department at St. Xavier’s College. Prior to Dalberg, Gaurav has also worked at Boston Consulting Group for six years at their Sydney and London Offices.

He has a BA in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford and an MA in Development Economics from Yale University.

Dr. Huzaifa Khorakiwala

Dr. Huzaifa Khorakiwala

Dr. Huzaifa Khorakiwala heads the non-profit organization, Wockhardt Foundation which runs several programmes in health, education, water and sanitation across the breadth of the country. He is also Executive Director of Wockhardt Limited and is also part of the promoter family of Wockhardt Group – a leading pharmaceutical and healthcare group.

Dr. Huz is an MBA from the prestigious Yale University in USA. He has won numerous Awards and is associated with many social causes. He has handled many important positions with Wockhardt, India Center Foundation, Grameen Creative Lab. He is also the Founder of “The World Peacekeepers Movement”, an online movement comprising of more than a million peacekeepers, forming the world’s 3rd largest army. He is Chairman and Founder of “CSR Advisors”, a consultancy service for CSR.

Dr. Ramana Nanda

Dr. Ramana Nanda

Ramana Nanda is Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, with expertise in Entrepreneurial Finance. He received his Ph.D. from MIT’s Sloan School of Management and has a BA and MA in Economics from Trinity College, Cambridge, U.K. He is a recipient of the 2010 Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research and the 2015 Kauffman Prize Medal, that is awarded annually to one scholar under age 40 whose research has made a significant contribution to the literature in entrepreneurship.

Prior to his Ph.D., Ramana was based in the London and New York Offices of Oliver, Wyman and Company, where he worked primarily with clients in global capital markets as well as in small-business banking. He continues to advise startup ventures on their financing strategies, with a focus on Fintech, Biotech and clean energy sectors. He also works with philanthropic investors who use market-based solutions to address poverty and promote entrepreneurship in developing countries.

Sam Raymond

Sam Raymond

Sam Raymond is the lead crowdfunding strategist at the World Bank’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit. He pioneered the Bank’s crowdfunding data collection and analytical framework, designed and managed crowdfunding support projects in Africa, Middle East and Latin America and the Caribbean, and has authored and spoken extensively on crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending and technology enabled angel investing in emerging markets.

Prior to joining the World Bank Group, Sam worked as Research and Staff Assistant to Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi. Sam holds a Bachelor’s Degree from DePaul University in Chicago, and is an avid drummer, runner and cyclist.

Sam Raymond

Dr. Manoj Jain

Dr. Manoj Jain ( is an infectious disease physician, a writer, quality improvement expert and an adjunct clinical assistant professor at Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. Dr. Jain writes for the Washington Post and the US Today Network -TN (Memphis newspaper). His writings and interviews have appeared in the New York Times, Times of India, NPR, CNN and Annals of Internal Medicine. For fun, Dr. Jain writes cookbooks and children’s books.

Dr. Jain received his engineering, doctorate, and public health degrees from Boston University. During his fellowship at New England Medical Center (Tufts University) he also served as a consultant to the World Bank on HIV Epidemiology. He is a former board chair for the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence and worked closely with Arun Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi. Dr. Jain is the lead for AAPI’s TB Initiative to make India TB Free.

Dipak Doshi

Dipak Doshi

Young at heart, Dipak founded a management consulting firm, Protocol Link in Chicago, USA in 1996. 20 years later, with an impressive list of company accomplishments, including successfully completing over 875 projects worldwide, he brings a diverse experience with global perspectives in management and organizational strategies, business processes, regulatory compliance, and in manufacturing science and technology.

In addition, Mr. Doshi finds a spiritual balance by spending a portion of his time advising, supporting, and assisting non-profits and charitable organizations nationwide. Personally, he enjoys spending time with his family and residency between Chicago, IL and San Jose, CA.

He has a combined Bachelor and Master of Science in Microbiology from Gujarat University and a Master of Science in Industrial Microbiology and Genetics from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago.

Anvita Varshney

Anvita Varshney

Anvita brings rich international experience in building unicorns, an active investor and passionate about digital. She serves on boards of several companies and co-founded Dubai Angel Investors seeking to invest in disruptive tech companies. She also serves as Managing Partner of Venture Catalysts, a consortium of 3500+ of investors across India, SEA, & China. She also acts as a senior digital advisor to Ministries (UAE, Saudi) & telecoms on digital transformation. She was the COO of Naspers Group, Middle East and Africa managing P&L and growth of leading online classifieds companies (Dubizzle & OLX) for 18 countries in the MEA.

Prior, she was the Regional Managing Director of the biggest e-commerce Lazada in South East Asia which got later acquired by Alibaba with current valuation 5.5+ BN$. She has worked with Google M&A in London, has a background in R&D tech in India and Silicon Valley and pursued an MBA from INSEAD. A global active speaker, she was named as 45 most Powerful Profiles 2016-2017 by Linkedin in the Middle East region and given "Incredible Women" title in MEA.