Promoters

Ankit Mehta, Co-Founder & CEO

Ankit has done his B.Tech and M.Tech (Specialization: Computer Aided Design and Automation) in five years, in Mechanical Engineering from IIT-Bombay, graduating in 2005. He has worked of six months in a leading sales and marketing consultancy. He has implemented several original ideas while at IIT and also led to the establishment of the roots of an Innovation Cell at IIT-Bombay. He has a pressing desire to create an entity that responds to the highest ideals and lead the way to an environment friendly world.

Rahul Singh, Co-Founder & CTO

Rahul has done his B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT-Bombay, graduating in 2006. He has implemented several technical projects and held numerous positions of responsibility for various student organizations such the Innovation Cell, at IIT-Bombay. He has a passion for creating products that exceed customer’s expectations.

Ashish Bhat, Co-Founder & CTO

Ashish has done his B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT-Bombay, graduating in 2006. He has worked on several technical projects and won numerous competitions while at IIT-Bombay. He has an undying passion for making simpler and better products.

Vipul Joshi, Chief Operating Officer

Vipul has done his MBA from the University of Business and Finance, Switzerland, graduating in 2008. He has worked with Arvin Meritor as marketing trainee for over a year while doing his MBA. Prior to his stay in Switzerland, he had worked for Standard Chartered for one and half years in India.

Amardeep Singh, Chief Marketing Officer

Amardeep has done his B.Tech and M.Tech (dual degree) in Aerospace Engineering from IIT Bombay, graduating in 2008. He has held many positions of responsibility for various student organizations during his academic career. He along with his batchmates has pioneered student festival ‘Zephyr’ and a national student magazine ‘Airspace’ dedicated to aviation. He has a keen interest in photography.

Investors

Sujata Vemuri

sujataSujata serves as a board member of ideaForge Technologies, and is presently a Managing Director at WFA Global Investments in the US. She has extensive experience in investment banking, M&A advisory and alternate investment management in addition to developing early stage investments in India. Prior to this, Sujata worked at Morgan Stanley, Salomon Smith Barney and Schroders for a decade.
Sujata holds an undergraduate degree from Mount Holyoke College and a Master’s degree in Applied Physics from Columbia University. She is also an alumna of Swiss Finance Institute with an Executive MBA from Carnegie Mellon University focused on Asset and Wealth Management, and holds the CFA designation.

Advisor to the Board of Directors

Ravi Bhagavatula

raviRavi serves as a mentor and board advisor to ideaForge. Currently as the Managing Director of WFA Global Investments in the US, he is engaged in investment management and financial advisory businesses with his two decades of financial industry experience. Prior to this, Ravi served in various senior roles globally at UBS and AIG for over a decade, and worked at TMG (Sun Life) earlier in his career which started with collaborations at Morgan Stanley.

Ravi has an integrated undergraduate degree from IIT-Kanpur with a PhD in statistical physics, and entered the financial industry after his post-doctoral exposure to computational finance at the Carnegie Mellon University. He is also a sponsored alumnus of the Wharton School, in addition to MBA awarded from TRIUM (NYU Stern, London School of Economics, HEC Paris), and holds the CFA designation.

Honorary Advisor

Air Marshal (Retired) Nirdosh V Tyagi

Retired in Jan’2011 as Deputy Chief of the Air Staff, in the rank of Air Marshal. Experienced in acquisition of capital equipment and in the field of aviation (operations and training). He also has good knowledge of Defense Procurement Procedure and the provisions of offset policy in India. He has received the following awards by the President of India:

  • PARAM VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL
  • ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL
  • VAVU SENA MEDAL
  • VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL

As an Executive Director at Piramal Systems and Technologies Pvt. Ltd. from Feb’2012 – Sep’2013, he represented Piramal Group on the Board of Directors of a UAV manufacturing company. He also managed the setting up of a Sourcing Hub for a major European defense OEM.