With over 25 years of experience in investment banking and the corporate sector, Venkat currently works with a leading global investment bank in India. Earlier, Venkat was the Chief Executive Officer at Al Anwar Holdings, a diversified industrial & financial holding company in Oman. Some of his previous assignments include stints at Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS), Blue Star & Tata Motors.
Senior Partner at Accel Partners
Mahendran Balachandran is Senior Partner at Accel Partners, managing their early stage investments. At Accel, he focuses on healthcare, enterprise/SaaS and digital media. Mahendran serves on the boards of Dovetail, Mitra Biotech, Position2, Sconce, and Vinculum. Previously, Mahendran was Country General Manager of Apple Computers India and Saarc; Chief Operating Officer at CoSystems (a Telecom and Datacom Company); General Manager of Tektronix India; and Partner at Erasmic Venture Fund.
Dr. Dhruv Nath
Dr Dhruva Nath is currently Professor and Chairman of the Information Management Area at the Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon, and a Non-Executive Director at Trivone.
Prof. Nath joined MDI in 2002. Prior to MDI, he worked at NIIT for 20 years, during which time he established and headed several new initiatives such as the National Institute of Sales (NIS), the LEDA project for multi-media based learning, and the eBusiness Consulting Group. His last assignment at NIIT was creating and heading NIIT's CRM practice, as Senior Vice President. Dr. Nath has been an IT consultant to several organizations including Glaxo, Apollo Hospitals, Gillette, Nestle, Indian Oil Corporation, and Bajaj Auto.
Amit is a Business Leader with 22+ years of progressive finance and business leadership roles in India, Asia & USA. He spent 15 years with GE in global and regional roles served multiple businesses including healthcare, energy, industrial systems, financial services and GE Corporate global. He is a mentor and advisor to several early stage Companies. Several management awards over the years for continued outstanding performance. Amit is a Graduate of GE’s Experience Financial Leadership Program (EFLP) and a Certified Master Black Belt in Six Sigma quality methodology. He holds CPA (Colorado) and Cost and Management Accountant qualifications. He is a National merit holder Chartered Accountant and has also completed Executive learning programs at Harvard Business School.
Chief Content Officer
Raj brings with him 30 years of work experience in print and online media. His previous stint include Head of Business Bureau and Regional Manager (South) at Press Trust of India and Managing Editor at MSN India. At MSN, Raj was responsible for growth of users and page views, leading the portal to the number three slot in India. Raj also led the Search Editorial team at AOL that transitioned more than 75% of all functions to India. Raj headed the Indian operations of Contax Partners, a Dubai-based provider for databases and reports; set up a similar product for UK-based Progressive Media Group in Hyderabad, India.
With a combination education of computers and economics, Chittesh has mastered the field of Information Technology business with 14+ years of experience. He has expertise in various facets like IT management, ERP, learning management solutions (LMS), mobile apps, cloud computing, Data analytics etc. He has undergone various IT industry relevant certifications / training including CISA, ITIL & ISO 27001. Chittesh has worked with IT giants like IBM, Wipro and many others serving clients across the globe.
Mrunalini Katiyar has wielded a blue pencil for the better part of her 15-year career in writing and editing.
Editing is her first love, after reading, baking wholegrain breads and scuba diving. She trained as a sociologist, picked up a degree in law and ended up on the copy desk of Living Media’s Bombay magazine because she was a good storyteller. She wrote, rewrote, edited and coordinated with the usual suspects in the media industry in an attempt to produce high quality and relevant content.
She off ramped to nurture two start-ups into independence (her kids) and freelanced for a decade writing travel and food columns for India Today Travel Plus, editing research reports, fiction and non-fiction, before taking a deep dive into digital content generation 5 years ago.
She worked as quality lead with Content Yogi and as assistant editor with India Syndicate before joining Trivone as Head, Quality.
Sowmya is an advertising and marketing professional with over 9 years of experience in films production, media and e-commerce space. She brings in vast experience in identifying and building new and strategic business relationships in her past roles. Sowmya's venture FoodTribe, was featured as the promising start-up in the F&B space by leading publications such as NDTV Profit, Times of India, Deccan Chronicle, Yourstory, etc. Later as an Alliance & Partnership manager in JobsForHer, she offered strategic diversity solutions for key clients such as Mindtree, InMobi, Genpact and Target to name a few. Sowmya’s experiences in advertising and ad-film production have given her the necessary grind in operations, understanding of branding and marketing communications while working on ad films for retail giants like Reliance Infocomm, Future Group, Philips, and MTDC. Sowmya has a degree in Electronic Media and is passionate about photography which drove her to complete a professional diploma in that art.
Business Development and Social Media Strategy Head - West.
Raj is a passionate Digital & Brand Marketing professional with over 8 years of experience in the fields of digital media, content development, and marketing in the education and media space. His die-hard spirit of entrepreneurship ensured he was a founder-member of the first ever 360-degree entrepreneurship support firm that links entrepreneurs to investors, financers and mentors, 'Chatur Ideas'. Raj holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Mumbai and has done his PG in Journalism and Mass Media from the Bombay College of Journalism. He has worked for media publications such as Masala Magazine and The Muscat Daily, and has also developed and managed digital content for TV celebrities. Raj has led various teams of designers, developers, SEO & SEM experts, copywriters and content specialists recognized for best-in-class interactive solutions and customer service.
Head Media Sales
“Out-of-the-box thinker & a proactive team player, Noor's work reflects his perseverance and diligence. A senior marketing professional, Noor’s 9 years of experience in the field aptly showcases his forte in it. He has amassed sound knowledge of latest industry trends and sales strategies while spending considerable amount of time brainstorming with other subject matter experts. Noor’s corporate sales and brand optimisation know-how courtesy his stint with big names like Coca Cola, Titan watch and Bell Helicopters are his USP. He holds a Master’s degree in advertising and marketing. His current field of work include digital advertising, website monetization, business planning, territorial prospecting. sales force development, and representative training.
Senior Delivery Manager
Surabhi brings over 10 years of experience in content and man management with the leading media house, Bennett & Coleman. She was an integral part of start up team of Stepahead,a leading job site, where she led a team of over 100 writers and led successful projects for organizations like Wipro. She is well versed in Content Strategy Planning, Editing and Placement, Client Management, Complaint Management and Liaison. She completed Masters and Bachelors in English from Delhi University and has a degree in French language. An avid reader, she has expertise in leading operations and managing complete service delivery cycle for products and services. Her love for travel and food often lead her to new spaces and places.
Head of Creative Services
Prathamesh brings in 6 years of experience as filmmaker. His inclination for the creative resulted in his production studio in Mumbai, where he has been involved in everything from video concepts to research, writing, and directing talent and crews. An abiding love for films ensured he signed up for a course in the London Film Academy, which got him exposure to several international projects. He has been credited for the films like Charlie, and Echoes of Ship Breaking, and various projects he has worked on has been screened at many National and International festivals. He loves to spend his free time drawing and painting, and as an avid traveller and biker, revels in the thrill of exploring new places.
US-based private equity firm Accel Partners has helped build more than 300 successful businesses over 25 years. Accel, known for its investment in social networking firm Facebook and daily-deals company Groupon Inc, raised USD 155m -- for seed and early-stage investments in India -- in 2011.
Trivone is a new age Content Marketing and Digital Media agency that creates compelling content to drive conversations and build communities on the web, across diverse demographics, domains and platforms. Read More.