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Directors and Advisors

 

Karthik Reddy, Advisory and Shareholder

Karthik is a Managing Partner at Blume Ventures, an early stage investment fund and an early investor in Promptec. Karthik has over 15 years of finance, investment banking, technology and operations experience. Since returning to India in 2006, he has been a media investment banker with SSKI (now part of IDFC), and a part of Brand Capital / Private Treaties at Times Group (where he was a permanent member of the Investment Committee and has sponsored over 50 investments in 3 years) and most importantly, as an angel investor at Mumbai Angels since 2008, where he has made about 10 investments to date.

Karthik has invested in several companies including Apalya, Speakwell, AWACS, Insta Health, and is also on the board of two - Algorhythm and Asiatic Clinical. He is also an Advisor and Board Member of Earth2Orbit. He began his career at American Express Bank in Mumbai, then moved to the US, where he worked at ABN AMRO Investment Banking, a startup - Softalia, and at an equity exchange - Instinet (a Reuters company, then sold to Nasdaq). He is an engineer from IIT Roorkee, and holds an MBA both from IIM Bangalore and the Wharton School.

Skills and Qualification: Karthik provides guidance on strategy and finance. His exposure to various businesses and senior executive network provides significant business support to Promptec.

   
   

Cyprian D’ Souza, Advisory and Shareholder

Cyprian Dsouza is a co-founder of Nucleus Insights, a consulting organisation focused on three areas - Transformation, Culture and Leadership - and working with Public and Private sector organisations.In his previous role as the Chief People Officer for the Capgemini FS GBU Unit, Cyprian was responsible for all policies, processes and practices related to learning & development, organization culture, mobility, compensation, performance and career management. He was also the CPO at Kanbay before Capgemini acquired Kanbay.

Prior to Kanbay, Cyprian owned a management consulting practice, LENS Services, where he worked with the leadership of a number of Fortune 500 companies in the United States, United Kingdom, India, Hong Kong and Australia. In 1993, he merged all his consulting practices with Kanbay and took on the role of leading Kanbay’s organization transformation consulting practice. He was instrumental in establishing Kanbay’s India operations in a manner reflecting Kanbay’s unique vision and culture. His prior engagements include a 14-year stint with the Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA), headquartered in Brussels, where he was a Member of the Global Executive Council. Currently, he also serves on the Board of the Mercedes Benz Education Academy.

Skills & Qualifications: Group Facilitation, Organisational Culture Building, Mentoring, Leadership Development, Strategic Team Alignment.

   
   

Siddhartha Das, Advisory and shareholder

Siddharth Das has over 15 years of experience in leading technology, data management and analytics teams at companies such as Oracle, Acxiom , Fair Isaac and High Mark Credit Information Services.

Siddhartha has an undergraduate degree in Engineering from IIT, Roorkee and a Masters degree in Technology and Management from MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

As the Executive Vice President at Highmark, pioneered the build and rollout of India’s first Microfinance Credit Bureau, an initiative that has been very well received by the microfinance industry (investors as well as lenders).

Skills & Qualifications: Siddharth provides support around product innovation and strategy. His exposure to financial services sector and senior executive network provides significant business support to Promptec.