Manish is the go-to person at Venture Gurukool for finance, corporate strategy, fund raising (Venture Capital, Private Equity and IPO), merger & acquisitions, debt funding, investor relations and corporate governance. In a career spanning 23 years, Manish has worked start-ups, SMEs, and well as large corporate across industry sectors as diverse as Retail, Media, Internet, Reverse Logistics and Manufacturing. He was the President- Finance and Investor Relations at vector Industries where he was looking after the management and coordination of the entire IPO process as a Team Lead. He is a Board member at Avocado Management Services and responsible for Management and Investment Advisory and Taxation & Regulatory issues.He has had significant associations with Archies, Indiatimes and GreenDust, India’s first reverse Logistics Company in senior management roles. Manish’s enviable track record in handling IPOs on multiple occasions in the past, along with his deep networking in the investor community makes him an asset for both investors and startups. Manish also runs his own corporate advisory practice to primarily focus on fund raising and M&A. Manish is a commerce graduate and a member of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (CS) and The Institute of Cost & Works Accountants of India (ICWA).
Kaushal heads the Financial Services at Venture Gurukool. He brings along a wealth of experience in building financial strategies for companies operating in the IT, Mobile, Media and Entertainment, Retail, Travel, Manufacturing and Healthcare space. Previously , Kaushal was the head of corporate advisory at Providence Consultants, which provides research and analytics support to the private equity and venture capital industry.
Kush is the tech expert at Venture Gurukool. With 17 years of experience in India and the US across industries, Kush puts his software, analytics and MIS skills to work with clients in business analysis, presales and management of technology engagements/programs. He is the Executive Director- Technology at Avocado Management Services and Startup Association of India. Earlier, he served as a Principal Consultant at PwC India. Kush has helped with a number of benchmarking and strategic projects for startups. He has also worked with Lunexa, one of the fastest growing software startups in California, and has been a part of many Business Process Reengineering projects in companies like Ford Motors, Dell, Motorola and some power utility and pharma clients. Kush did his BTech from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago and his MBA from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He also has a Certificate in Business Analytics from Manipal Global Education Services, Bengaluru.