Mr. Vishal Dixit, Founder, Adya
Mr. Vishal Dixit is the Founder of Adya Higher Medicine, a global health and wellness start-up. He has diverse private equity and venture capital experience in enterprise services, technology, healthcare, infrastructure, and consumer sectors, across multiple markets such as the United States, United Kingdom, and India as a Partner, Senior Advisor in global funds like Omidyar Networks, Mayfield, and Zephyr. In addition, he has grassroots experience in the education, healthcare, and rural sectors in India. Mr. Dixit received a Master of Arts in Mathematical Economics and Econometrics from Bombay University and an MBA from Stanford University.
Mr. Amit Khosla, Founder, Valtrust Capital
Mr. Amit Khosla is the Founder of Valtrust Capital, a leading asset management company and multi-family office in India. Mr. Khosla has over 2 decades of institutional investment experience across global funds like AsiaBridge, DB Zwirn, Actis and JP Morgan. He was also the founding partner of a fund management platform, Catalyst based out of Mumbai. Mr. Khosla is a BA (Economics) from Delhi University and has received an MBA from Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University, USA).
Mr. Ravi Kaushik, Partner, WaterBridge Ventures
Since 2016, Mr. Kaushik is a Partner with WaterBridge Ventures focusing on early stage VC investments. Prior to WaterBridge, he has over 10 years of professional experience across Private Equity, Venture Capital, Investment Banking and Corporate Finance across various sectors such as Technology, Consumer Internet, Infrastructure (EPC, Renewable Energy), Healthcare, Financial Services, Education, and Manufacturing. He is a graduate of Visvesvaraya Technological University, and an MBA in finance from Arizona State University
Mr. Manish Kheterpal, Partner, WaterBridge Ventures
Mr. Manish Kheterpal is currently a Partner with WaterBridge Ventures focusing on early as well as late stage investments. Prior to WaterBridge, Manish was a Director at Providence Equity Partners, a global TMT private equity fund. Previously, he was a Principal with Actis Advisers where he focused on buyout and growth capital investments in India. Before Actis, he worked on venture capital investments at Rho Ventures in the USA. Manish has also worked in Tech & Telecom sectors for companies such as Lucent, Nortel and Infosys in product management roles.
Manish is on the Governing Board of FIIB, a leading Indian business school and also serves on the Board of Directors and Advisory Boards of several companies. Manish received an MBA from Stanford University and a B.Tech from IIT Delhi.
Roni Gordana, Founder of Synergistic Innovations, Israel
A technological advisor, mentor, entrepreneur, and owner of an independent office for positioning and creator of technological synergies in diverse fields of knowledge for companies, Startups and technical due diligence for investors. With over 20 years of experience at the IMOD Directorate of defense R&D and technological infrastructure development, he last worked as Defense attaché in India for research and development.
His expertise includes:
Initiating and sprouting cutting-edge energy systems worldwide with a focus on technological added value, its empowerment and fulfillment.
Technological mentoring for startup companies from Incubation stage to Validation and technology spinoff for technological existing companies Experience
Main activities include:
Technological shortcuts towards effective realization of the company’s added value during the improvement stage and implementation of a prototype. If necessary – establishing cooperation with leading content experts and companies with complementary or synergistic knowledge.
Activities with MOD – exploitation of existing technological excellence in new areas of knowledge (dual use) and / or adjustment of military world of knowledge while collaborating with industries with relevant interest.
► Additional activities:
A unique role involving entrepreneurship and a full technological understanding alongside cultural and business differences.
Markets Development – Identification of technological needs and connecting these to local industries for mutual interests.
Unique technological solutions based on synergy between systems and organizations for the creation of high-technological innovation
Managing teams of experts and specialists in various technological fields
Fostering ties with academic institutions, identifying unique minds and professional development programs, curricula and academic content.
Harnessing the cooperation of institutions, organizations and industries: identification of common interests, business viability and economic and technological realization of joint projects
He is also:
A Technological Mentor at the Porter School of Engineering for smart mobility startups- Tel Aviv University
A Technological Mentor at the Afeka School of Engineering for various field startups
Member of board at the EILAT-EILOT incubator for Renewable Energy
Member of the public board of MADATECH National science museum
A Mentor at the Education ministry startup competition
Working with a variety of technological hubs academy and companies in different areas of knowledge