Board Members

Vivek Chopra

Executive Chairman of the Board

Vivek Chopra is the Executive Chairman of the Board at KNOLSKAPE. A Strategic Advisor, Board Member and Technology Consultant to enterprises globally, he has over 35 years of experience and has worked with Wipro, Aditi Technologies, IBM, CSC, L&T Infotech and HPE in various functions and management capacities. He has global experience and in-depth knowledge of sales, client servicing, business development coupled with a keen understanding of strategy formulation and execution including new initiatives for growth.

Vivek holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, India and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the Kellogg School of Management. He is on the Global Advisory Council at the Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG), a Limited Partner (LP) at Inventus Capital Partners, was an Advisor to Partners Group, a Mentor / Advisor to technology startups at the Polsky Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Chicago. 

Parthasarathy N.S. (Partha)

Managing Partner at Mela Ventures

An experienced technology and leadership expert, with over 35 years in the Indian IT Sector, Partha co-founded Mindtree in 1999 and has played key roles in building the company’s technology and delivery leadership capacity.

Partha has also made personal investments in a handful of start-ups as an angel investor and has experience as a limited partner in a few funds like Inventus and TVS Capital. Partha has vast experience in mentoring start-ups in areas like technology strategy, positioning strategy when it comes to selling to enterprises, setting up the right organizational structure and culture for growth, and making the right people choices. Partha has also served on the NASSCOM IT Services Council for four years.

Partha holds an M.Sc (Hons) in Mathematics from BITS Pilani. He completed his M.Tech in Computer Science from IIT Kharagpur. In 2010, Partha completed the Advanced Management Program (AMP) from Harvard Business School. He was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Awarded by BITS in 2016. He is also a Founder Director in WhiteSwan Foundation, an NGO focusing on creating awareness on mental health.

Samir Kumar

Managing Director & General Partner at Inventus India

Samir became a VC in 2001 when he joined Acer Technology Ventures- a $260 million institutional venture fund investing in technology and services companies in India, U.S. and Asia Pacific.  Samir led the firm’s early-stage India practice and played an active role on the Boards of a number of Indian and U.S. technology startups, resulting in several profitable exits to date including RelQ and Indecomm Global Services.  Since co-founding Inventus with Kanwal & John, Samir has been a Board Director at Cbazaar, InstaHealth, Savaari, Sokrati & Telibrahma.

Samir has a well established network of business contacts throughout India and the Asia Pacific region. Samir is on the Governing Body of TiE Bangalore, and is an active Charter Member mentoring entrepreneurs. Samir is also active in his IIT & IIM Alumni networks, and is an active speaker at various entrepreneurial events.

Sharad Sanjay Sen

Group HR Head, Avantha Group

Sanjay Sharad Sen is Director, Human Resources at the Avantha Group. He has over 30 years of expertise in HR and Business Strategy roles across a wide range of industries including Engineering, Hospitality, Consumer Products and Banking. His experience base is across large multinational firms to promoter-owned conglomerates in international markets of Asia, USA and Europe in national, regional and global roles. Additionally, he is on the Board of Directors of multiple companies.

Sanjay holds a post-graduate degree in Human Resource Management from India’s premier institute, XLRI, Jamshedpur.

Sanjay Anandaram

Board member Sattva

Sanjay Anandaram has spent over 2 decades as an IT industry executive, an entrepreneur, a VC, an advisor to early-stage funds, startup mentor, and teacher. He’s a founding partner of JumpStartUp, an early-stage VC fund set up to invest in technology and technology-enabled businesses that leveraged India. He brings significant international experience involving new business creation and business development in India, the US, Asia, Middle East, and Africa. He’s involved with TiE Bangalore, Nasscom, IIM Bangalore, INSEAD, Singapore and is on the Expert Panel of the Technology Development Board, Dept of Science and Technology, Govt of India. Sanjay is an Electrical Engineer from Jadavpur University, Kolkata with an MBA degree from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

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