Board Members

BOARD MEMBERS

 

 

 

RAMAN KUMAR


RAMAN KUMAR
Chairman - GEN India


Raman Kumar  is a successful serial tech entrepreneur and private equity investor. He is the founder & former Chairman/CEO of NASDAQ listed M*Modal Inc, a leading voice recognition, healthcare document technology company that he took from a start-up to until it was sold to One Equity Partners for over a billion dollars in 2012. Since then, he has actively invested in a number of ventures across India, Middle East and USA. He is also a limited partner in three large international private equity funds.
 
In 2012, he founded Aeries Technology Group (ATG), a successful technology, business process management and consultancy services company which he later transformed its business to offer new age technology solutions like AI, blockchain and cutting-edge ERP solutions to its global clients. In 2015, he joined the board of T-Hub, one of India’s most successful tech incubator and accelerator for startups based out of Hyderabad. In 2016, Raman launched CASHe, a fintech company, which quickly established itself as India’s leading digital lending platform for salaried millennials. Later in 2017, he was appointed as the chairman of Global Entrepreneurship network India at the GES Summit, Hyderabad.
 
In 2019, Raman was awarded as the serial tech entrepreneur of the year award by Entrepreneur India. He also received the 2007 Ernst and Young's Entrepreneur of the Year award for Maryland, USA. During the same year, he was also honoured with Maryland International Leadership Award by World Trade Centre
Institute, Baltimore.

 

 

 

SRINIVAS KOLLIPARA


SRINIVAS KOLLIPARA
President & Co-Founder - GEN India


With over 25 years of international experience in product strategy, product management and business development, Srinivas's true passion is helping startups to scale, and creating thriving communities. He is a Partner at Hunch Ventures and is best known as the Founder & ex CEO of T-Hub, India’s fastest growing startup engine in Hyderabad, that currently runs India's largest incubator; the country’s best Corporate Innovation division that runs programs for the likes of Boeing, Facebook, United Technologies, HSBC etc; and international Market Access programs that help startups go global. A thought-leader with in-depth knowledge of the startup ecosystem, Srinivas has successfully built a strong global community that includes startups, incubators & accelerators, investors, corporates, govt organizations & others. Under his stewardship and in partnership with the Telangana govt, T-Hub has emerged as a force to reckon with and has truly put Hyderabad on the global startup map.
 
Srinivas is on the Asia Advisory Board for the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics at MIT, a Board Member of Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) Space, Founder Director of GEN India, a Founding Father of the Hyderabad Security Cluster, and advisor to several governments, corporations and international organizations on building innovation ecosystems.

He loves getting to know what makes people tick, and encourages everyone to live their dreams! 

 

 

 

YATIN K THAKUR


YATIN K THAKUR
Managing Director & Co-Founder GEN India


Yatin is a serial entrepreneur and an active startup ecosystem developer who has been fostering innovations and entrepreneurs across India and Asia. He founded over a dozen startups in wireless technology, media, education and rural development before focussing full time on ecosystem development work. 

His current focus is on developing the startup ecosystem in India by providing aspiring entrepreneurs a platform to pitch their ideas and get support in sustaining their ventures through his organisation 'Startup India' a social enterprise aimed at sustaining and supporting each and every entrepreneur in India from idea stage till Series A investment stage. Through Startup India every entrepreneur is being able to access their potential customers, get right legal support from incorporation to company management, access to right talent across the country, low cost infrastructure, better government support and access to global markets and providing physical shelters for validation of their ideas and enable collaborations through his co-working hubs 'CoworkIn’

Besides that Yatin is also the Chairman of GEN Asia and Managing Director of GEN India to strengthen India’s presence globally and help India achieve international standards in entrepreneurship development. 

He is also an advisor to 'Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP)' which is a first of its kind, unified access portal which brings together women from different parts of India to realize their entrepreneurial aspirations under 'NITI Aayog, Government of India' 

An IVLP Alum, Yatin travels around the world and supports entrepreneurship around the world and currently services over 1200 companies through his portfolio.