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CO-FOUNDER & CEO
Computer Science Engineer with an MBA in IT, from Symbiosis College, Pune.
He has over 12 years of experience in the web industry. In his last job, Gurpreet was the CEO of DotAhead (now called SreenRoot), a web agency in Goa. He built the team from scratch to about 15 professionals. He played an architect's role for key web initiatives with clients like Merucabs, Kotak, Landmark Group Dubai, IDG India and Sharekhan among others.
CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF DESIGNER
PhD in Artificial Intelligence, UK.
While doing his PhD, Piyush was selling electronic gadgets online. To handle the sales he jointly built Scrobbld.com which became the foundation for Browntape. With a keen interest in Interaction Design, he joined DotAhead in 2009 where he met Gurpreet. They both worked on numerous interaction design projects together like Merucabs.com, Kotak net banking, PCWorld.in, Landmarkgroup.com and others.
CO-FOUNDER, TECH CONSULTANT
PhD in Artificial Intelligence, UK.
Ian and Piyush did their PhDs together. At university, Ian wrote the building block of Scrobbld.com. He worked with General Electric UK, in the machine learning space before jumping onto Browntape. Keeping eBay, PayPal and other APIs working together is not easy, and he is the one who masterminded it for Browntape.
HEAD, MANAGED SERVICES
MBA from ICFAI.
Prior to joining Browntape, he has worked at FirstCry as a category manager and Future Group in merchandising. At Browntape, Devashish leads the managed services team which works with key clients that outsource their ecommerce processes to us. Setting up smooth operations for the clients is his first call of duty. Thereafter, you might find him diving deep into all sorts of data and coming up with nuggets to grow the business.
HEAD, SOFTWARE BUSINESS
BSc in Information Technology, MMS in Finance from Mumbai University.
Prior to joining Browntape, he worked for six years in DealCurry. He was the first employee at DealCurry and handled various roles including product conceptualisation & management, research & sales during the six-year stint. At Browntape, Irfan heads the Software business. His core responsibilities include winning, on-boarding and growing out enterprise clients.
PARTNER, SIERRA VENTURES
Vispi Daver has 9 years of Venture Capital experience with Sierra Ventures in Silicon Valley and in India. He has been responsible for Software and Internet investments in the US and for driving the Firm’s cross-border investments in India across technology sectors.Notable investments Vispi has been involved with include: MakeMyTrip.com (listed) and CarWale (acquired) in India; and Greenplum (acquired), Approva (acquired), Revionics and Parature in the US. Vispi also leads Sierra’s investment in Seedfund, the most successful seed stage venture fund in India. Also, during his early tenure at Sierra Vispi served as Vice President of Business Development at one of the Firm’s leading portfolio companies, Sourcefire (listed).
FOUNDER & CEO, GADGETBUCKET.IN
Samir Kazi was a Quality Assurance Manager at a reputed call center handling a team of 35, with good career prospects until one Sunday morning in June 2011 the online selling bug bit. Samir hasn’t looked back since. What started as a part-time experiment with his full -time partner and wife Razia has seen him become one of India’s most promising homegrown e-commerce merchants selling on marketplaces like eBay, Shopclues, Tradus and his own website GadgetBucket.in. At Browntape, Samir brings to the table, his tremendous amount of ecommerce experience gained over the last couple of years during which his innovative ways of doing business have kept his profitable, and his business growing.
EARLY-STAGE VENTURE FUND
Seedfund is India’s leading early-stage venture capital fund, with operations in Bombay, Bangalore and New Delhi. Seedfund was founded in 2006 by Bharati Jacob, Mahesh Murthy and Pravin Gandhi and the team has grown to include Paula Mariwala, Sanjay Anandaram, Sarabjeet Singh, Shailesh Vickram Singh and Tarana Lalwani. All Seedfund team members have been entrepreneurs at some point or the other in their careers. Seedfund has invested in companies including RedBus and CarWale among others.
CHAIRMAN PORTEA MEDICAL
Ganesh is a successful serial entrepreneur with four successful green field ventures and exits. His last venture, TutorVista was acquired by US and UK listed education leader Pearson for $213 MM. He was among the top 5 nominees for the Economic Times Entrepreneur of the year 2012 Award. His current venture, Portea Medical, provides technology-led home health care to the Indian consumer.He actively mentors, incubates and funds start-ups and is strategic investor and promoter of several Indian consumer Internet and ecommerce companies.