Vivek Agarwal is Chief Executive Officer at LIQVID, one of India’s fastest growing eLearning companies. He graduated from IIM- Calcutta where he majored in Finance and Business Strategy. In 1998, he came out with a dynamic venture called eGurucool, which raised it flag high with over US$11 million in venture capital financing and emerged as the pioneer in the field of elearning in India. After a successful journey with eGurucool, he established LIQVID in November 2002. Ever passionate about education, Vivek added another feature in Liqvid’s cap with the introduction of EnglishEdge. With over 1600 hours of content & 200,000 satisfied users every year across the country, EnglishEdge has emerged as a front-runner in this industry. Vivek is committed to make quality education and training available to billions of people at a cost that they can afford and at a place that they can access. He is also a visiting faculty at the International Management Institute, New Delhi.
Vivek has over 20 years of experience across sectors. He is alumnus of BITS, Pilani and IIM, Bangalore. He was part of one of first venture capital firms in the country - TDICI (now ICICI Ventures), where several of his investments have grown to be very large and successful companies. Before starting his own fund, as an entrepreneur he was COO at Magic Software (P) Ltd. an e-learning company.
Brijesh Pande is a private equity fund manager at SBI Ven Capital (Singapore), the overseas fund management company of SBI Group, Japan (formerly Softbank Investments). Brijesh has more than 15 years' international experience in private equity and banking across Asia, Europe and the Americas. He sits on the board of SBI Ven Capital as well as two of the firms’ portfolio companies – Liqvid (India) and Greenlots (Singapore).
Prior to joining SBI Ven Capital in 2010, Brijesh ran ANZ's Corporate Sales (FX, interest rate and related derivatives sales) business in 11 countries across Asia. Before ANZ, Brijesh spent 10 years at Citigroup in a variety of corporate and investment banking roles in Indonesia, Philippines, Australia, UK, US, Brazil, Hungary and Puerto Rico. His roles in Citi included Head of Fixed Income Capital Markets for Citi Indonesia and Head of Corporate Sales & Structuring and Debt Capital Markets for Citi Philippines. He has dealt with companies across a variety of industries, including education, IT, financial services, telecoms, real estate, FMCG and clean technology.
Brijesh mentors startups in the region and is actively involved with the start-up eco-system in South and SE Asia. Brijesh has an MBA (with Distinction) from Said Business School, University of Oxford, a Master’s in Finance from London Business School and a B.Sc. (with Honors) from Presidency University, Kolkata
Naren has over 40 years of Industry experience across various senior management positions. He is the chairman of various non-profit organizations. Founder and former Chairman & CEO of Versata, a publicly-traded company that reached over $1 billion valuation on the NASDAQ. Serial entrepreneur and angel investor/mentor, currently focused on Education, IT, and Infrastructure projects in the US and India. Chairman of EduBrite and Harbinger Real Estate, and Advisor to Chairman for Career Launcher. Serve on Board of Directors with Liqvid education, and EduServe in India. Former Trustee and Chairman of TiE Global's Chapter Development Group overseeing 57 chapters in 13 countries from 2005-2009. Trustee and President Emeritus of India Community Center, CA.
Deepak has over 38 years of work experience in various senior management positions. He is alumnus of has Faculty of Management Studies, New Delhi and INSEAD France. He has multidimensional experience across Investment Banking, Management Consulting, Agriculture, Automobiles, Office Automation, Telecom and Industrial Entrepreneurship. He is the Managing Director of TMI India and earlier was the Managing Director of ModiCorp.
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