Managing Partner - Peesh Venture Capital
Mr. Chopra is the Managing Partner with PVC and is the Chairman of PVC's Investment Committee. He leads PVC's largest industry segments in education and mobile apps and currently serves as a Director of eight PVC portfolio companies.
Mr. Chopra is a successful entrepreneur, experienced in finance, business strategy, product management, sales, marketing and capital formation. His financial and operating perspective from start-up to growth stage make him a valuable asset to portfolio company management.
His approach is straightforward: match big challenges to entrepreneurs with the hunger, experience, and commitment to go all out toward delivering the best solution. To this end, he uses his broad experience in technology and finance to ask the hard questions—questions that determine whether an innovative idea has what it takes to succeed as a business.
Mr. Chopra is a frequent speaker at international finance, technology, and entrepreneurship events, an investment partner with The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) and investor with the Indian Angel Network (IAN).
CEO of Brands of Desire
Saurabh Uboweja is an expert brand strategist and the CEO of Brands of Desire, a brand consultancy with operations in New Delhi, Mumbai, Munich and Sharjah. After graduating from IIM Calcutta in 2006, Saurabh joined Citigroup as a key member of the South Asia private banking team involved with consultative-based investment sales to the ultra high net worth customers of Citigroup. Soon after, he founded Brands of Desire in 2008 and built a team of brand building experts to help a wide range of organizations covering different industry sectors to make brands relevant in an increasingly competitive market.
Saurabh’s main area of expertise is brand strategy with special focus on creating new brand value and developing brand monetization strategies, which has helped him to work with some of the most recognized brands including Tata Power, Walmart, Nokia, Medtronic, ICICI Bank, Amity University, Koenig Solutions and Liberty Shoes. In 2013, Saurabh became the co-founder and Director Strategy at Credihealth.com, a healthcare portal that provides reliable information on Indian healthcare providers. He is also one of the eight members of the Executive Committee of the newly formed World Communication Forum Association (WCFA) in Davos, Switzerland.
A frequent speaker at top b-schools, seminars, forums and conferences around the world, in 2015 he became the first Indian and only the second person in the world to have received the 'Idea of the Future Award’ 2015 at the World Communication Forum in Davos.
Serial Entrepreneur and Technologist
Suryaprakash (Suri) has over 24 years of experience in the IT industry and has co-founded three startups (Alopa Networks and Yos Technologies and eDreams Edusoft). He has worked in several senior management roles including Chief Technology Officer at eDreams, Vice-President at Alopa Networks, Yos Technologies, Senior Director at C-COR and Technical Manager at Wipro Technologies.
With a Master's Degree in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, Suri started his career at Wipro InfoTech as Senior software Engineer.
Suri is a technologist and has track record of working in diverse domains such as Compilers, Network Management, Cable OSS and Health care IT, Education Technology and has led both local and remote teams in building products which have been successfully deployed. He has worked in all aspects of a product's life cycle starting from conceptualization, prototyping, development, deployment and customer support.
Suri has successfully interacted with international cross-functional teams such as product marketing, product management, sales, management, operation and support teams. He has experience in both product and services business and has interacted with both Indian and international clients. Suri's focus lies in building teams, mentoring and building products.