People at JIIF

Our team partners both with young companies finding their stride and established ones looking for the next level of growth. We help ventures and ideas become enduring businesses.

Leadership Team


Milind Garud

Founder – Midas CFO Advisory Services Private Limited

  • Milind Garud F. C. A.,
  • Founder – Midas CFO Advisory Services Private Limited.
  • Partner – S P Sule & Associates, Chartered Accountants.
  • Proprietor – Milind Garud & Associates, Chartered Accountants.
  • Key Attributes: Listening | Collaborative | Solutions | Risk Management
  • Milind is qualified chartered accountant with 27 years of experience, an additional qualification in Information
  • Systems Audit. Before commencing his own practice, Milind worked with Bombay Dyeing and C. C. Chokshi &
  • Company (now part of Deloitte). His industrial experience includes Raising Finance, Management Information
  • Systems, Commercial Functions, Product Costing, Pricing, Budgeting etc.
  • He is currently director on the board of Midas CFO Advisory Services Private Limited, a company offering part time
  • CFO services to Indian Companies working in the areas of Business Strategy, Operations & Capital. Midas CFO has
  • developed network of partners in Singapore as well as in Europe.

Venkatesh K Iyengar

Founder & CEO – Tathwamasi Inc

  • 20 plus years of corporate experience. ...
  • Partner – S P Sule & Associates, Chartered Accountants.
  • Proprietor – Milind Garud & Associates, Chartered Accountants.
  • Key Attributes: Listening | Collaborative | Solutions | Risk Management
  • Milind is qualified chartered accountant with 27 years of experience, an additional qualification in Information
  • Systems Audit. Before commencing his own practice, Milind worked with Bombay Dyeing and C. C. Chokshi &
  • Company (now part of Deloitte). His industrial experience includes Raising Finance, Management Information
  • Systems, Commercial Functions, Product Costing, Pricing, Budgeting etc.
  • He is currently director on the board of Midas CFO Advisory Services Private Limited, a company offering part time
  • CFO services to Indian Companies working in the areas of Business Strategy, Operations & Capital. Midas CFO has
  • developed network of partners in Singapore as well as in Europe.

Dr. Radha Iyer


  • Dr. Radha Iyer is a Professor and the Area Chairperson for the General Management area...
  • with K J Somaiya Institute of Management. Along with eighteen years of experience in
  • academia, she has a decade plus of industry experience with organizations like The Great
  • Eastern Shipping Company, Marico Industries and Indian Hotels.
  • She has a MBA in HR from JBIMS and PhD in Learning & Development from SNDT -
  • She has facilitated management development programmes for various organizations
  • in the areas of human resource management, innovation and entrepreneurship. Her
  • consultancy assignments as an assessor span organization in the hospitality, tourism, IT,
  • Pharmaceuticals and banking industry. She has been a visiting faculty at IIM Ranchi. She
  • heads the Innovation & Entrepreneurship cell and the base of the pyramid community
  • initiatives on campus. She facilitates courses on entrepreneurship, innovation, social
  • entrepreneurship & managing new ventures.
  • She is the recipient of multiple awards for teaching. Her contribution to literature, are in the
  • area of entrepreneurship & management development.

Mansingh Gadhvi


Mansingh Gadhvi is an Author, seasoned business leader,management consultant and ... venture capitalist with close to two decades of corporate experience and has worked with world's top technology companies. He is Founder & Managing Partner of GrowthCulture, a firm focused on helping companies drive faster business growth through its unique services.

Darshan Surana

Designation Partner – ZADN & Associates

  • Darshan started his internship with M/s Dalal & Shah, Chartered Accountants...
  • (now merged with Price Waterhouse Coopers) and later joined MZSK & Associates, Chartered Account to later on become Associate Director in Transaction Advisory Services in BDO India LLP (5th largest Accounting Network in the World).
  • In 2015, he joined Jain Irrigation Systems Limited as a Vice President handling Corporate Finance, M&A and Investor Relations. Notable transaction executed at Jain Irrigation include:
    • High yield bonds listed at Singapore Stock Exchange worth USD 200 Mn
    • Private Equity transaction in listed company and food subsidiary worth INR 800 Crore
    • Acquisition of companies in India and Americas
    • Acquisition finance of USD 50 Mn
  • He co-founded ZADN & Associates, Chartered Accountants in September 2017 and drives several transaction advisory mandates.
  • He has reasonable experience in handling transactions involving Structuring, Due Diligence, Valuations, Deal Advisory, etc. He also worked on Corporate Restructuring, Mergers/Demergers mandates including inbound and outbound strategies.
  • He lead diligence, valuation, transaction structuring and documentation support for a large family arrangement involving assets worth USD 750 Mn.
  • He likes to work very closely with Founders, SMEs and Start-up Entrepreneurs in their inorganic endeavours in India and across the globe.
  • During his work experience, he had an opportunity to work with companies in Brazil, Mauritius, UK and USA

Atul Javeri

Founder & CEO - EVAN - Eaglewings Ventures Alliance Network

Atul Javeri is a finance professional with 25 years of corporate ... and entrepreneurial experience across investments, business development and strategic advisory. Atul has played critical leadership roles with companies like Aditya Birla Group, DSP BlackRock and Riverbridge Ventures. He is the Venture Partner and Investment Advisory Committee member with ah! Ventures.

Deep Mehta

Co-founder, DigiChefs

  • Recognized as one of the top 100 smartest digital marketing leaders for 2019-20 ...
  • by World Marketing Congress & CMO Asia in association with ET Rise.
  • I am a digital marketing specialist with deep interest in performance marketing and ROI focused digital marketing solutions. I enjoy helping brands position themselves better and build a strong footprint online.
  • I founded DigiChefs in 2015 and since then my objective has been to interact with some very passionate startup & business owners, and help them with growth consulting and digital marketing services.
  • I've worked with over 100 brands in a variety of business verticals like Health, BFSI, Real Estate, Fashion, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Technology, B2B and so many more. I help startups & brands in achieving their business objectives like ecommerce sales, lead generation, building brand SoV, community building, etc.
  • Some of my marquee clients would include the likes of Crossword Bookstores, RBL Bank, BMW Navnit Motors, Tata Motors, Business Standard, Arena Animation, NMIMS Institute, Delhivery, IIM K, Pressto, Bioderma, FlexiLoans, etc.
  • Apart from DigiChefs, I focus my energies on:
    • A bespoke home decor shop selling handmade products called Every Corner (everycorner.in) where we sell via Instagram and relevant marketplaces
    • The board of a health and nutrition business called Health Hatch (health-hatch.com)
    • An educational channel on Instagram called Digital Marketing School (instagram.com/digital.marketing.school)
  • I share my little knowledge in digital marketing via seminars in many digital marketing institutes & incubation centers across Mumbai. I have been fortunate enough to speak & mentor startups at institutions like RIIDL (KJ Somaiya College, Vidyavihar), AIC (NMIMS, Mumbai), RGIT and more. I also teach at digital marketing training institutes like Freelancer's Academy, Learning Catalyst, MCTA, WeBind. I talk on the subjects of Entrepreneurship, Search Engine Optimization, Email Marketing, Google Analytics, Mobile Marketing, Lead Generation and more.
  • My core strengths involve - process planning & management, team management, growth planning & business development

Kaajol Jain

Managing Partner at peopleberry

I am an MBA with almost a decade of experience in the HR Consulting space. ... Have worked with VCs and startups with their hiring for senior positions. Also have collaborated with experts from the HR Outsourcing space and Corporate Trainers for conducting workshops.

Ashok Shah

Chairman (V-Trans (India) Ltd)

A successful person, a leader, a passionate, a good decision maker are some ... of his qualities. With three divisions in the Group namely: V-Trans, V-Xpress and V-Logis, the vision of Ashokbhai is to steer the business to become the leading Logistics company in India. Ashokbhai attributes his success to his father (Shri Kunverji K. Shah) who taught him the value of making his own timely decisions and sticking to them. Employees are encouraged to move up in his organization and even today there are many branch managers who have risen from the lowest levels in the company.

Santosh Kantilal Porwal

Managing Director

Representing as Managing Director for Shanti Foumach Pvt Ltd, ... We an ISO/TS 16949 company started in 1974 . We are indulged in Manufacture & Machining of ‘Ready to Assemble & Sub-assembled” Grey Iron Castings components. We are single location integrated foundry and machine shop.

Dr. Chirag Jain

Analyst, Investment Banking

After training as a dental surgeon, I worked across telemedicine, ... affordable health-tech, and medical products. I also had an opportunity to work with the Harvard Business School India Research Center, where my role entailed analyzing businesses across multiple sectors in South East Asia. Currently, I'm working in a life science investment bank focused on two verticals: Innovation sourcing and Investment banking. Apart from being the JITO Juhu Youth Wing Chairman, I have mentored startups in the Healthcare Hackathon at Imperial Business School, London. My nontraditional career - as a clinician, marketer, business researcher, and investment analyst - has afforded me a mix of skills that rarely co-occur. I intend to work at the intersection of healthcare, business, and social impact, and I hope to guide the youth through social activities like mentoring and networking.

Cs. Divya Momaya

Founder, MentorMyBoard

A Fellow Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India ... and a Bachelor of Commerce, Ms. Divya Momaya is a founder mentor of DSMCO and possesses more than 16 years of experience out of which 12 years as Practicing Company Secretary. Her Expertise include Corporate and Secretarial Laws, Corporate Governance, Business Development, startups, mentoring and consulting businesses to scale up faster and better.   She is founder of MentorMyBoard, an initiative to train and groom promoter directors, Independent Directors, Women Directors, Executive Directors, startup directors  and making Directors Board ready. MentorMyBoard, a company registered with startup India helps SMEs, MSMEs, big corporate houses to set up Board processes and policies in companies which helps them grow faster. MentorMyBoard is a virtual platform which facilitates Directors to build on their capabilities for the Board roles, get access to a community of Directors and Board services under one roof which helps them perform their roles efficiently and effectively.more details can be accessed on www.mentormyboard.com.   She is also an Independent Director on the Board of Motilal Oswal Financial Services Limited and ArihantSuperstructures Limited (both listed on BSE and NSE)  
Her Accolades and network includes:
  • Co-Chairperson of IMC Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Navi Mumbai Committee
  • Certified Corporate Director and a member of Institute of Directors.
  • Patron Member of JITO (Jain International Trade Organization)
  • Member and Director Consultant of BNI (Business Networks International)
  • Member of JITO Angel Network and Mentor to JITO Innovation and Incubation Foundation
  • Mentor of Change for Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) by Niti Aayog
  • Life Member of Consumer Society of India
  • Co-Founder Director at MMB Advisors Private Limited
  • Author of the Book- Coming Home to In-Laws

Tarun Sancheti

Director, Sancheti Tea Industries, Biratnagar, Nepal

Cooperative nature, Social Active, Past President of Biratnagar ... Round Table No. 5, Past National Secretary Round Table Nepal, Jaycees, Executive Committee member of Akhil Bhartiya Terapanth Yuvak Parisad, Now active Board Member of JITO , Kolkata Chapter

Gaurav V Singhvi

Investment Banker

A Chartered Accountant by qualification and an Investment Banker ... by profession, Gaurav V Singhvi is a first generation serial entrepreneur and the Founder of “The Financial Supermarket Group”. He is a Certified Franchise Executives (CFE) from the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives (ICFE, USA) and has vast experience in the franchising field. As an Angel Investor, through - Gaurav Singhvi Ventures (GSV), he has invested in 58+ promising start-ups across India. He is on the advisory board of multiple early stage companies, helping them scale- up and accelerate growth. Gaurav is a Executive Director - BNI Surat and National Director for CorporateConnections™ Rajasthan and Gujarat.

Aniket Jha

Founder Dygn Media

Experienced and with a demonstrated history of excelling in the field ... of logistics and supply chain industry, Sales & Marketing, Operations and Information Technology. Skilled in Negotiation, Marketing, P & L, Team Building, Public Speaking, and Market Research. The University of Westminster Alumni, London UK

Hitesh Doshi

Chairman and Managing director , Waaree Group

Mr. Hitesh Doshi has over 25 years of experience in the engineering industry. ... He started his career in 1989, by establishing a hardware process control instrument trading company and moved in manufacturing. In 2007 initiating its foray in Renewable Energy, His vision and strategic business leadership has made WAAREE Energies India's largest vertically integrated solar company . He is been an active investor, founder member of Jain Education and Empowerment Trust (JEET) and an active philanthropist.

Prathik R Savani

jewelry business

A small brief about yourself-" myself prathik savani ,doing diamond jewellery business ... for past 10yrs after completing my graduation in CSE engineering (worked in Infosys for a very short period ).... We are manufacturing jewellery for past 50yrs..... Very much interested in technology based things nd most of my friends are in USA wrkng in Google, fb, nd mny other companies

Himansu R Mehta


Serial Entrepreneur with 2 successful Exits, Angel Investor & Management ... Consultant specializing in Strategy, Sales & Marketing, Product Planning & Business Development in various domains like Technology, Hospitality, Tourism, Retail, E commerce, Chemical & Real Estate Industry. Current Founder & CEO of world’s third largest Tours & Activities platform www.agidmc.com (b2b). Worked & Launched startups globally in both B2B & B2C domains. Mentoring multiple startups from Singapore, Indonesia, India & Thailand.

Rakesh K Jain

Sr. IT Business Solutions Manager

Sr. IT Business Solutions Manager for Health-Tech / Fin-Tech / ... Data Analytics / BI / Cloud Apps

Sanjay Otawat

Investment Banking

Com(Hons), MBA (Finance) Head-Investment Banking ... D&A Financial Services (P) Ltd (SEBI Registered Merchant Banking Company)   Investment banking professional with over 21 years of qualitative experience in:
  • Detailed Project Report Preparation
  • Due-diligence
  • IPO, Takeover
  • Corporate Finance
  • Private Equity
  • Corporate Advisory
  • Merger & Takeover
  • Knowledge of SEBI Guideline
  • Dealing with Indian and overseas banks, FIs and DFIs
  Worked with mid-size Manufacturing, IT and Investment Banking Companies including BDO, Mumbai. Active in Deal Origination, Structuring, Evaluation / Appraisal, and Obtaining in-Principle approval, negotiating Term sheet and closure for new Project Finance / private equity proposals in the Infrastructure, Renewable Energy, agriculture, financial services and Manufacturing / Services Sectors within India / South Asia. Dealing with PE Funds, Indian and overseas banks, FIs and DFIs Have executed transactions in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Middle East, Africa Have associated with Start-ups as Investor and Mentor  

Arpit Shah

Founder, Intelloc Mapping Services (Mapmyops.com)

A supply chain specialist who has worked on projects primarily... related to operations, analytics and marketing. I believe mapping has an important role to play in improving supply chain performance and I offer related services to commercial organizations via my initiative - Intelloc Mapping Services - www.mapmyops.com.

CA. Namita Gad Thakkar

Founder at Namita Gad & Associates

Namita is the founder of a startup advisory firm, ... Namita Gad& Associates and has earlier worked as the CFO of a tech-startup. She is also on the board of several investment fund houses for mentoring startup founders and serves as a virtual CFO of a couple of fintech startups.

Rahul Bandi

CEO in Rajshri Plastiwood

I, Rahul Bandi, am having a CA background with our own CA Firms... located at Nariman Point Mumbai. It's under the names of S.C. Bandi & Associates and S.C. Bandi & Company. Here have successfully done audits of Public listed companies like Patni Computers, Pix Transmissions, INOX Industries to name a few. This experience has helped me to gain knowledge of internal working of successful public listed companies and their diverse business models. Such tried and tested business models can be easily implemented on the new startups. Working in CA Firm has armed me with knowledge in the Service related industry. Having MBA degree in Finance & Business Development majors from Zicklin School of Business (New York). I have worked as Sr. Financial Analyst in top American Banks such as Bear Stearns, UBS Bank specializing in Secondary markets like Equity, Hedge Funds and Mortgage Backed Securities. This role put in the first seeds of screening financials, conducting due-diligence and evaluating YOY forecasts of businesses. In India, successfully launched for the first time a ready to squeeze lemon juice product. Companies’ name is Ezlemon Food Technologies Pvt Ltd. Had first hand experience in B2B business model by supplying to vendors in Hotel & Catering Industry, Food & Beverage Industry etc. Successfully ran a semi-luxury hotel in Goa. Understanding and learning the trajectories of running a business successfully in hospitality, tourism and logistics sectors. Achieved an average record 90% occupancy levels in the entire year. Currently in the role of CEO, running a construction material selling company in Indore with name Rajshri Plastiwood. Here single-handedly turned a sick unit into a profitable entity. Here I specialize in B2C business model where operations are Pan-India with more than 1,200 dealers. This role has helped me achieve expertise in key areas of Finance, Sales, Marketing, Production, Quality Maintenance and HR of a business. It has also strengthened my Negotiation Skills, Convincing Powers and Public Relations. I have earned in-depth knowledge in Retail, Wholesale and Real Estate sectors of Business. Currently also on Board as a Director of a Baking Equipment trading company with name Apple Baking Equipment Pvt Ltd. Being a trading company, It has given me insights on import and export related matters and compliance needed to run a business successfully. Associating myself with JIIF will enable me to help new age entrepreneurs in diverse sectors. I will try and help these Founders/Startups to bypass most of early teething problems so that they can concentrate on their core business without any distractions. Also as a Generation-Y born person, I am well read and well versed with technology sector. Be it Deep Technology, AI, Robotics or SAAS. I will be happy to evaluate financials, presentations, pitch of Startups in Technology, Fintech, Edtech, Agritech, Wealthtech, Realtech, SAAS and etc. And then we can widen the scope of screening of startups from other sectors too.

Parag Jain

Savneo Internet Services Private Limited

Bio - Parag is the Founder of the Savneo, a SaaS startup that enables Automobile Dealers to digitize their day to day operations through innovative solutions. Savneo achieved operational profitability and product excellence under his leadership in a very short period of time. His passions & expertise lie in envisioning the big picture, creating innovative solutions to business problems, and building teams to deliver to the needs of the business. He believes India is a land of opportunity & is at the cusp of a Revolution led by technology.

Puneet Chaudhary

MBA in finance and marketing

MBA in finance and marketing from IBS... B.E from Rajasthan University 18 years of track record consistently delivering transactions in DCM Syndications, Structured and Leveraged Debt, Special Situation Financing and Venture Debt Mobilised over USD 20 Bn in debt transactions while working with leading financial institutions viz. L&T Finance, RBL Bank, IndusInd Bank, Rabobank, etc At Aditya Birla Finance, leading DCM and covering of Family Offices, FII/DII and Impact Funds, AIFs for Debt Syndications & Co-investments along with NBFIs, AMCs, AIFs and Banks. Also lead the Fixed Income trading book. Covered 500+ Companies in all basic, growth and new industries from T/o of INR 100Cr to 10,000 Cr