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Best Startup Awards

Best Startup Awards
Having proved its worth in many sectors like technology, medicine and education, the developing India is moving towards building the greatest entrepreneurial ecosystem with some of the most successful startup companies around its belt. In a competitive global market, the importance of a country's entrepreneurial profile is of distinct importance and equally important is to encourage these startups to come up with new innovations and ideas.

SiliconIndia recognizes the promising startups and budding entrepreneurs across India and encourages the youth to take up entrepreneurship to build a better India. With fifteen years of importance in the technological sector, SiliconIndia understands the importance of recognizing startups and awards them in various categories for their commendable contribution to the development of market.

Startups companies present their elevator pitch at the Startup City event to bag the most coveted Best Startup Award 2012' under different categories like Internet, Services, Products and Mobile sector. The jury comprising of VCs, Angel Investors and eminent Corporate investors evaluate the presentations by startups and the winners below are chose based on business and their strategic elements like company overview, market opportunity, the team, solution value proposition, competitive positioning, growth plans, go-to-market plan, current status and investment prospects that determined the prospective future of an enterprise.

Award Main page - Jury for Best Startup Awards - Bangalore

Mohan Kumar

Mohan Kumar

Executive Director
NVP India
Based in NVP's Bangalore branch Mohan has extensive experience in operational and technology investment, He has worked at leading global organizations in senior positions and invests in technology start-up companies.
Kumar Shiralagi

Kumar Shiralagi

Managing Director
IUVP
Kumar was the head of Intel Capital India, the venture capital group responsible for Indian investments before joining IUVP. He joined Indo US Venture Partners in 2007 and now holds the position of Managing Director at this leading investment firm.
Rahul Khanna

Rahul Khanna

Managing Director
Canaan India
Rahul Khanna has over fifteen years of investing and operating experience in India and the U.S. Since his ventures in Silicon Valley, he has been working towards developing the Indian startup ecosystem and funding eco system.
Kumar Shiralagi

Kumar Shiralagi

Associate
Saif Partner
At Saif Partner's, Mukul's primary area of focus is early stage investments. He was awarded Director's medal at IIM Lucknow, and received his Engineering degree in Computers from Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Delhi.
Rahul Chowdhri

Rahul Chowdhri

Director
Helion
Rahul has 13 years of experience in venture investing, strategy consulting, business planning and product management. Rahul has been with Helion since 2007. He serves on the board of YLG and helps manage investments in Hoopos, Global Talent Track and Vienova.
Barath Shankar Subramanian

Barath Shankar Subramanian

Accel Partners
Barath Shankar joined Accel India in January 2012 as a Senior Analyst. Before joining Accel, Barath Shankar was a Senior Consultant at Frost & Sullivan where he worked on market research and strategy consulting projects.
Rajinder Balaraman

Rajinder Balaraman

Associate
Matrix Partners
Rajinder has lived and worked across India and has experienced the challenges of building scalable businesses and brands. He has developed consumer, brand and channel insights that have helped him understand the balance between risk taking and cost control.
Anil Joshi

Anil Joshi

Mumbai Angels
Anil's professional experience includes involvement in corporate management functions in medium and large organizations, Investment in startups, Project management, Joint Ventures and business development.
Manish Kumar

Manish Kumar

Assistant Vice President
KITVEN Funds
Manish Kumar B is currently working as Asst. Vice President with KITVEN Funds. He has managed successfully Rs.15 Crore VC Fund started in 1998-99, and investments made to the tune of Rs.17.56 Crore in 17 units. Some of the key investments include RelQ Sofware, Logix Microsystems, Indegene Life Systems and ILANTUS Technologies.
Venkatesh Peddi

Venkatesh Peddi

Assistant Vice President
IDG Ventures India
Venkatesh has over 9 years of industry experience including over 3 years of venture investing experience. Prior to joining IDG Ventures India, Venkatesh was Deputy Vice President at Reliance Venture Asset Management - the corporate venture capital arm of Reliance ADA Group.
Rutvik Doshi

Rutvik Doshi

Principal
Inventus (India) Advisors
Rutvik has participated in India's fast emerging internet ecosystem since 2007, first with Google-India where he launched several products including Voice Search, Google Mobile App, SMS Channels and managed Google News globally, and most recently as the CEO of ecommerce startup Taggle in Bangalore.
Vijaya Kumar Ivaturi

Vijaya Kumar Ivaturi

Indian Angel Network
Vijaya Kumar is Chief Innovation Officer of INK which is an organization focused on innovation from young economies of the world. He drives INK's innovation and technology strategy to inspire ideas and incubate projects of both business and social nature.
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