Co-Founder & Director
Co-Founder & Director
Co-Founder & Director
Entrepreneur in Residence
Vice President (India)
Assistant Vice President
Strategic Investor, experienced Solution Architect and Management professional with 25 years of experience. Conceptualized and developed several products from ground-up with rich, extensive and customizable functionality to meet the demands of various Fortune 500 companies. Well rounded experience in managing complex projects and programs involving multiple stakeholders across various worldwide geographical locations.
Having a sound knowledge of core sales processes and available technology to provide required process consultation, he is a US national with globally successful investment consultancy background.
Mr Vellaboyina specialises in the following fields:
• Strategic Investments
• Solution Design Architecture
• Global Operations Management
• Product Program Management
• Product conception
• Setting up establishing high performance teams
• Process Innovation Improvement
• Investment Banking
• Customer interaction, presentation and communication skills
In the above mentioned fields, Mr Vellaboyina has achieved numerous successes in his 25+ years of experience, by founding, leading and investing in multi-million dollar companies across domains.
He travels between India and US, and leads our operations as well as investor interests globally, apart from playing a major role in our investment strategies, company evaluation, and growth of companies. Armed with passion about new technologies and its use in everyday life, Mahesh also helps companies in early stage and growth stage to capitalize the opportunity and derive appropriate valuations.
A startup enthusiast and mentor, Ashwin has been instrumental in creating various multinational brands out of new start-ups and have had multiple successful exits. A serial entrepreneur with a history of building several global companies, Ashwin has been a business leader in various domains ranging from electronics and education to e-commerce and construction.
With a Dual Degree from IIT Bombay, one of the top technology institutes in India, Ashwin is continuously striving to make a life-changing impact to billions across the globe by helping start-ups create disruptive technologies, through his unique style of strategic thinking and business understanding.
Ashwin has been a member of the startup ecosystem and is one of the pioneers of the wave of entrepreneurship engulfing India. He started at a time when entrepreneurship was not cool and has founded companies since the first year of his college. He has helped create profitable companies, successfully exiting companies, and even failing companies.
He is an active learner and performer in the domains of sales, marketing, project management, strategy, finance and has done everything under the sun required in the growth of a company from zero to multi-million dollars. He is still waiting to lead a multi-billion dollar company and is confident of doing the same in the next 3-4 years.
He currently leads all levels of analysis and evaluation of startups and heads the deal sourcing activities; while also being responsible for India, UAE, US and West Africa based companies associated with Idein Ventures, and acting as an advisor and observer for various startups and companies connected to the company.
He is known for being a successful serial entrepreneur with an aim of ensuring creation of unicorns.
A highly successful technopreneur with innate commercial and technological acumen, Mr Prasad has been in leadership roles since his graduation in 1988. As an internationally accomplished businessman, he has created and led India’s most advanced business in the fluoro-polymer arena, which further went on to attain an over-subscribed IPO while simultaneously maintaining a global presence spanning Europe and South East Asia.
He had also set up a financial services company which eventually went public and a closely held global trading corporation. He invested into the e-com sector as early as 1998 and the start-up got an in-principle approval for a 50 million USD funding from a Fortune 500 company. Besides forging SparTélé India, he has also established Union SparTélé, an advanced telecom and wireless solutions corporation, in partnership with a UAE based conglomerate owned by the Royal Family of Ras Al Khaimah, which went on to diversify into different sectors; out of which one reached a billion dirham revenue mark in the first year of operations.
Mr Prasad has seen successful IPO in India decades ago and has led global companies ever since. He is a well respected as a business leader in various countries across the globe.
He’s currently based out of UAE as CEO of RAK Sovereign Holding, a royal family investment holding company which has a geographical focus of UAE, Africa and Central Asia. He is also the Ex-Officio Cabinet Minister and Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Guinea Bissau. He is a facilitator and catalyst for global business development, and has associations with World Bank, IFC and United Nations.
He is known for his belief in returning and maximizing shareholder value, which is the key to his business success, apart from his natural traits of identifying gaps and coming up with unique business ideas, deal structuring, networking and transformational leadership qualities.
He leads business strategies for Idein Ventures and drives the entire team towards achieving Idein Ventures’ multi-billion dollar plan. He also acts as a major advisor to selected companies associated with Idein Ventures.
A veteran in the field of financing Small & Medium Enterprises, Mr Vardhan has a rich experience of 11 years working for State Bank of India in the area of financing SMEs. He has been actively involved in the funding of manufacturing units with special focus on Clusters in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. He has travelled extensively across the country interacting with SMEs, thereby gaining knowledge of functioning of SMEs in the country.
With a B.Tech degree from IIT Chennai, one of the top technology institutes in the country, M.Tech degree in Plant Design, and an MBA from IIM Lucknow, one of the most prestigious management institutes of India, he has adequate knowledge and in-depth understanding of the SME and startup industry.
A well educated individual with top educational degrees to his name, he has also worked with the most prestigious public sector bank of India. He has judged and evaluated companies and has also advised and mentored businesses.
Mr Vardhan joined Idein Ventures in April 2016 and has played a major role in its success thereon. With his SME banking background, he provides to the venture capital industry what it misses at times- focus on profitability, ground knowledge and a unique yet conventional approach towards businesses.
He is the go-to man leading all our relationships in India and ensuring perfect management of our and our investors’ wealth. He also plays a major advisory and leadership role in some of our companies.
He sits out of our Banjara Hills office in Hyderabad and leads the team there.
About 4 years of total experience in Business Analysis, Business Development, Marketing and Sales, Agile and Scrum Methodologies, Website Development along with Support and Enhancement, Technical and Project Document Writing, People Management and IT Operations
Strong Analytical Skills, Business Strategy and Marketing & Sales with passion towards startups.
Tata Consultancy Services (32 months), State Bank of India (9 months) and Gaian Solutions India Pvt. Ltd (5 months)
IT Services, Banking and Media & Entertainment
PGDM from IIM Ranchi in the Field of Marketing and Finance, B.Tech from Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology in the field of Electrical & Electronics
IEEE International Publication on Microcontroller based automation of variable electronic speed governor
Counter Strike (Lan Gaming), Chess, Sudoku and Trading (Stock Market)
An astute professional having hands on experience in the field of Accounting, Taxation, Company law, audit and Costing.
Sakshi is a graduate from Rajasthan University followed by which she initiated her career in Chartered Accountancy and Company secretaries.
Sakshi initiated her professional career with a CA firm, where she was involved in end to end finalization, audit and tax compliances for various companies and other entities.
Sakshi has a keen interest in travelling, listening to music and reading books which she peruses in her free time.
A graduate from IIT Bombay, the most premier technology institute in India, Arpit has been associated with Idein for 1 year. An aspiring entrepreneur, he is a keen observer of the global startup ecosystem. Having worked on sourcing and analysing start-ups at Idein, he has acquired skills to value high growing companies on various aspects such as Business Model, Product, Market, Competition, Management and Financials. He is responsible for developing many proprietary products at idein. Algorithms and strategies developed by him to bring innovation to many processes used in startups and entrepreneurs evaluation are quite unconventional in this industry, thus bringing a uniquely scientific approach to the world of startups. He is also an advisor and observer for various startups and companies connected to the company.
He has a brilliant perception of consumer psychology and loves to play with numbers. Given any business decision, be it the top management hiring or an investment in a company, he can quantify it. An avid reader and writer of tech and finance, he can beat you at Table Tennis any day!
Fatima is a part of the investment team at Idein Ventures. Prior to graduating in 2016 with a degree in Engineering, she interned at CSC & Idein Ventures - joining the latter full time. The dynamism of the startup world inspired her to move from IT to the venture capital domain. She also handles media relations of Idein Ventures and loves trying hands on practically everything which comes her way! In her free time, she enjoys- cooking & exercising.
David Back has worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Co, as an investment manager at Goldman Sachs, as a research analyst for the General Counsel at the Kauffman Foundation, and for Newt Gingrich at the American Enterprise Institute. He also served as the Director of Government Relations for The Hydrogen Expedition - an attempt to circumnavigate the globe in a hydrogen fuel cell powered boat to raise awareness about alternative fuel.
David Back received a full scholarship to pursue an MBA at the Judge School of Business at Cambridge University. Previously, he graduated from both the Universities of Pennsylvania magna cum laude, and Harvard Law School cu laude.
David Back is the co-founder of Zoomcar, the first car rental company in India to focus on "western-style" rentals with no chauffeur. Zoomcar launched in February 2013 with 7 cars in Bangalore. By the time Back left at the end of May 2015, it had grown to about 1,500 cars in 6 cities. The business continues to grow, and now has over 2,500 vehicles in 12 Indian cities.
Very few people have as deep understanding of the startup ecosystem of India plus Silicon Valley. David has been one of the pioneers behind bringing the current Indian startup scene to the global map. David will work with Idein and its portfolio companies on: strategy, growth, hiring/compensation, legal structure, customer acquisition, monetization approach, fundraising, and others. Idein Ventures association with him in US will help set new precedents in the global venture capital industry.