Balaji Renukumar

Founder, CEO -Sensfix, Inc.

Workflows and Automation Expert | Innovator in Operations | Serial Entrepreneur

Balaji has a perennial drive to render life more efficient by using automation and hi-tech. Balaji’s passion is to execute solutions that make Operations and Processes in Enterprise/Industries more efficient by advancing the digital technologies into smart automation technologies. After graduating with a Bachelor degree in Aerospace Engineering from IIT Kanpur, INDIA, he worked in Research & Development in elite Academic and Research Institutions in Europe. Later he moved on to Business Development and Consulting in Germany and France before embarking on Entrepreneurship across India, Europe and recently silicon valley.


Raghu Gorur

VP, Engineering

Full Life Cycle Product/System Development | Enterprise & High-Level/Low-Level Architecture

Raghu is an Innovator, Architect, Hands-on Technical leader, Analyst, and Support specialist with over 16 years of experience in contributing to advanced company performance through skillful alignment of technical resources with enterprise objectives. Raghu has expertize in Internationalization Application Design • Object-Oriented Methodologies • Software Development Life Cycle Process Analysis • Client Interaction • Web Applications Development • Workflow Tools User Experience Enhancement • Team Leadership • Production Support • Project Management • Open source technologies • GraphDB • Blockchain • Robotic Process Automation(RPA)

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Michael Kaplan

Director of Finance & Operations

Tech-Savvy Financial Operations Professional

Michael’s career running finance operations in Silicon Valley, built on a Wall Street and management consulting background, has given him a 360° view of tech companies. Having seen the typical startup problems – the growing pains, the existential issues, the quest for the right investors – he believes each company is unique and requires unique solutions. He is helping sensfix not only by managing a unique financial model for its Enterprise SaaS business model, but he frees up founders from the business drudgery that otherwise curtails their speed to the market . He holds Bachelor degree in Economics from Cornell and a MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School.


Ashwani Dhawan

Consulting Director, Business Development

Entrepreneur | Technology and Business Leader | Program Management experience across multiple domains

Aswani is the Founder, Partner & Program Director at SliderBar, Palo Alto, CA. He has 20+ years of leadership roles in Product Development and Program Management for Enterprise IT/Data Center Management Software, Networking, Medical Radiation Devices. Experience spanning complete Life Cycle Management of Products/Programs including Systems Architecture, Software Development, Systems Integration, Business Development, Strategic Sourcing, Contract Management and Technical Sales for large companies, startups and boutique consulting organization.

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Madan Ankapura

Adviser, Product Management

Product Leader at Google

Madan has 15+ years experience in building hardware/software products, product roadmaps, program management, prioritizing tasks, software development lifecycle management, driving technical architecture and building teams that deliver. An MS in Electrical & Computer Engineering, Madan earlier worked with a startup developing video watermarking technology before working with Samsung and Google. Madan’s passion is  problem solving with technology. He has Product/Engineering experience in growing/scaling android of the partner ecosystem and improving battery life of smartphones.


Bramh Awasthi

Consulting CTO (Embedded Systems) -Sensfix, Inc.

Inertial Navigation System and Guidance | Power Electronics | IOT Gateways

Bramh Awasthi, Bs, Aeronautics & Space Technology from IIT (Kanpur), is Founder and Chief Technology Officer for a Mumbai-based technology company, Whirlybird Electronics. Whirlybird has done extensive work in power electronics, signal processing, sensors and controls. Bramh and his team at Whirlybird have proven experience in conceptualising, designing, developing, testing, and manufacturing high technology products. Their portfolio of products includes inertial navigation systems for defence applications, automatic weather stations, power converters for solar applications, electronic hardware for micro-grids, and data-loggers for monitoring remote activities.


Dr. Ralph Werner

Chief Strategy Officer -Sensfix, Inc.

Business Development Executive and Advisor

Various senior leadership positions at ecommerce, advertising & online classifieds companies (National Semiconductors, eBay,, Adconion, Naspers, Matomy, Deutsche Telekom, RingierAxelSpringer Media AG, Dekamedia). Passion for tech driven innovation and business models. Wide range of expertise and skills built over the years from semiconductor manufacturing technology, management consulting and strategy development online marketplaces, digital advertising on the buy and sell side, internet business modells Business Developmen and Software Sales Network Security Software Re-organisation & transformation processes

Strong international network


Farhat Ali

Adviser, Strategy

Leadership capability | Technology acumen | Strategy

Farhat Ali is a former president & chief executive officer of Fujitsu America. He has also been president of Integnology, an IT strategy consulting company, and founder/advisor to many startups. At Fujitsu America he led Information Technology operations consisting of over 10,000 employees in US, Canada, Central America, India and Philippines. His major contributions at Fujitsu include building an effective executive team, turning around the PC Business, expanding sales channels, and successfully merging Fujitsu operations in North America. He graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University and holds a MBA from Harvard Business School.


Cigdem Toraman

Adviser, Marketing/Investor Relations

Entrepreneurship | Marketing | Technology | Media | Finance| Retail Venture Capital.

Cigdem Toraman -Managing Director, StartersHub US and Startupbootcamp Scale San Francisco -has consistently played leading roles in her career of 30 years, which include building the electronic trading system for Borsa Istanbul (BIST) in early 1990s, managing all of the research and development activities of Karma International in the second half of 1990s, a 10 year period in Dogan Holding, (one of Turkey’s largest conglomerates) with positions including Group Director responsible for Media Sales, Marketing and Technology in Dogan Gazetecilik and later the General Manager of Dogan Online’s private shopping site. After managing the country-wide operations of the global personalization technology company Phorm in 2012-2013, she started her own business in digital media and e-commerce. Currently, Cigdem Toraman also has responsibilities as a business advisor to an executive board member of several startups (Monument, Segmentify, Cabture, Teleporter, Wisboo, Smart Mimic, Sixa, Eventbaxx, Meditopia, Thread In Motion, Poltio, Kimola).


Prakash Narayan

Adviser, Technology

Product vision & strategy | Software development | Delivery | Partner Alliances

Over 20 years experience in all phases of software development life cycle from concept to delivery with recent experience in designing, and driving the implementation of Mobile applications with client-server architecture encompassing aggregation and delivery of high value data. Experience in managing complex projects and driving them on schedule to completion. Delivered Industry Seminars / written White Papers on Java technologies and Social Networking. Excellent grasp of Software Development Tools, OS programming, application tuning & analysis. Built partner alliances, nurtured mutually beneficial relationships, interacted with VCs / Analysts


Shirish Netke

Adviser, Business Development

Business Process and Technology | Compliance and Process Automation Based on Emerging Technologies Including AI/machine learning

Shirish has worked with Fortune Global 1000 companies in 35 countries to solve problems related to business process and technology. His recent work focuses on business oversight, compliance and process automation based on emerging technologies including AI/machine learning. He has closely worked on operational risk management for banks related to BSA/AML/CFT compliance using self-learning models for anomaly detection and business process improvement. Shirish has extensive leadership experience in running high-growth businesses with general management responsibilities. His executive roles include Amberoon, a FinTech provider of risk management solutions, Aztecsoft a technology consultancy and Sun Microsystems, the creator of Java and a key technology provider for financial services industry.


Rahul Shukla

Adviser, Principal Architect

Specialist in Creating Web & Mobile Products suitable for SaaS Business Solution for B2B and B2C context.

Rahul -a B.Tech, Electrical from IIT(Kanpur) – is Co-Founder, CTO and Software Architect at Elementora a mobile data discovery-led self-learning platform to model user’s money persona and present contextually relevant money saving recommendations. He is a Communication Oriented Problem-Solution WorkFlow Product Expert, specializing in creating Web & Mobile Products suitable for SaaS Business Solution for B2B and B2C context.

Special Interest in Companies working on Convergence of Web, Mobile and Broadcast (TV/Radio). Technologies and monetizing via SaaS and PaaS Business Models.

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Ankur Gupta, CFA

Angel Investor

Liquidity & Credit Risk Management | Deal Structuring | Analytics | Credit approvals & Portfolio Management

Ankur -an MS from IIT(Kanpur)- has 12 years’ experience focusing on Risk management in Traded Credit Risk, Credit Exposure Management, Credit Risk Analytics etc across various derivatives and funding transactions. Has also experience in –Deal Structuring, Analytics, Credit approvals and Portfolio Management with specialization in Commodities. Enhancement of Bank’s Risk Infrastructure, Systems, Risk Reports along with Compliance with various Regulations, Policies, Governance etc. –Managed teams in Mumbai, Hong Kong and Singapore focusing on Trade Approvals, Governance, Exposure Management, Change the Bank initiatives (IMM, clearing etc.), Portfolio Management, Derivatives and Structured transactions

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Deepak Bhagat

Angel Investor

Investor | Senior Engineering Leadership | Cloud Architecture and Engineering

Deepak Bhagat is currently a Senior Director in Cloud Architecture and Engineering Group within SAP Global Cloud Services group in Palo Alto.

Deepak has over 3 decades of proven senior engineering leadership experience in data center infrastructure software and computing systems technology development and management at Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems and SAP. Some of the technologies and products that Deepak led and contributed to have set industry directions and generated billions of dollars in revenues.

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Dilip Panjwani

Angel Investor

Operational Risk Management and Internal Audit

Dilip -Senior Manager, Westpac Bank -is an Innovative thinker with leadership experience in Operational Risk Management and Internal Audit. Proven ability to develop strategies to mitigate risk, and improve efficiency while reducing costs. High integrity and an energetic leader known for ability to manage stakeholders, impart knowledge to team members and achieve successful outcomes in complex situations. Global industry experience in Financial Services (Financial Markets, Corporate & Institutional Banking, Transaction Banking) having worked in several major banking centers globally.