TiE Delhi - NCR announces Srikant Sastri as its New President
The Delhi-NCR Chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE Delhi-NCR), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship globally, has appointed Srikant Sastri - a seasoned investor, serial entrepreneur and currently Chairman, i3G Advisory Network as its President. Srikant takes over from Rajan Anandan, MD, Surge& Sequoia Capital after his hugely successful 3-year stint. In his current role, Srikant will spearhead initiatives focused on galvanizing the start-up ecosystem through a gamut of initiatives, more importantly, in these trying & difficult times.
“Delhi-NCR and the entire nation are going through the worst crisis we have seen. I wish Srikant, all the very best as he leads the organization in these trying times. My 3 years at TiE Delhi-NCR have been phenomenal, the team’s energy, dedication and willingness to give it all for the cause of entrepreneurship is commendable. While I will continue my engagement as part of the Governing Council, I urge start-ups to keep marching on towards ‘Building for India, Building for the World.” - saidRajanAnandan, Outgoing President, TiE Delhi-NCR& MD, Surge & Sequoia Capital
On his new role, Srikant Sastri, Chairman, i3G Advisory Network said “Having been associated with TiE Delhi-NCR as a Charter Member for 2 decades, it’s an honour & privilege to now contribute from the helm. This vibrant & highly – awarded chapter has been instrumental in playing a pivotal role in the growth of the start-up ecosystem in Delhi-NCR. It continues to help entrepreneurs learn, get mentored, funded & network with the leaders in the ecosystem through its range of marquee programmes. We wish to take the learning from last year & continue supporting the community of founders whole-heartedly through this crisis.”
The Chapter also announced the names of highly accomplished individuals who will comprise the Board which includes Alok Mittal, Co-Founder & CEO, Indifi Technologies; Arvind Singhal, Chairman, Technopak; Atul Dhawan, Partner, Deloitte; Bobby Bedi, MD, Kaleidoscope Entertainment; Dev Khare, Partner, Lightspeed India Partners Advisors; Dinesh Agarwal, MD, IndiaMart; Lathika Pai, Country Head, India & SAARC, Microsoft for Startups; Priyanka Gill, Co-Founder & President, My Glamm; Raman Roy, Chairman & MD, Quatrro; Sandeep Sinha, Managing Partner, Lumis Partners; Satyanarayanan R., Founder & Chairman, CL Educate.
TiE Delhi-NCR leadership will also continue to gain from industry stalwarts in its Governing Council comprising Saurabh Srivastava, Chairman Emeritus, TiE Delhi-NCR; Pradeep Gupta, Chairman & Managing Director, CyberMedia Group; Sanjeev Bikhchandani, Founder & Executive Vice Chairman, Info Edge (India) Limited; Deep Kalra, Founder & Executive Chairman - Make My Trip; Pramod Bhasin, Chairman, Clix Capital / Co-Founder, Asha Impact and Gita Dang, Founder Director, Talent Advisory who have been pivotal in starting and scaling the Chapter and the startup ecosystem in the country.
“We are delighted that someone as seasoned as Srikant who has invested and mentored start-ups for decades, will be the President of TiE Delhi-NCR. It is a great privilege to welcome new Board Members who bring to the table the experience of being successful entrepreneurs, investors, corporate leaders, and mentors – which will give our initiatives a huge boost, said Dr Saurabh Srivastava, Chairman Emeritus, TiE Delhi-NCR.
Commenting on the appointment, Geetika Dayal, Executive Director of TiE Delhi-NCR said, “The chapter has taken new strides under the dynamic leadership of Rajan. In 2020, our response was swift and incisive. We hosted almost 150 programmes during the course of the last 12 months. We continue to play a pivotal role in the ecosystem. The collective experience and experience of our leadership of the Board & the Governing Council we will take the Chapter to greater heights and add immense value to the startup ecosystem.”