Startup20 Governance

Startup20’s governing board consists of the Startup20 Chair and the Council Members. They consist of prominent leaders who will operate globally by providing strategic advice and formulating recommendations and policies of Stratup20 priorities.

Startup20 Chair

Dr. Chintan Vaishnav | Startup20
Dr. Chintan Vaishnav
Startup20 Chair

Dr Chintan Vaishnav is a socio-technologist who is skilled in creating complex systems that combine human and technical elements. He currently holds the position of Mission Director for the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), a flagship programme of the Indian government, run under the NITI Aayog.

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Meet the team

Nithin Kamath | Startup 20
Nithin Karnath
Finance Member

Nithin Karnath is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Zerodha, India’s largest stock brokerage firm. He also started Rainmatter, an initiative by Zerodha, to fund and incubate innovative Indian fintech startups.

Professor Srivardhini Jha | Startup20
Prof Srivardhini Jha
Foundation Chair

Srivardhini K. Jha joined IIMB in the entrepreneurship area as a faculty member in December 2015. She has worked as a researcher with the McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics with a focus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the emerging country context.

Shradha Sharma | Startup 20
Shradha Sharma
Inclusion Co-Chair

Shradha Sharma is a journalist and the founder of YourStory Media, India’s biggest platform that is dedicated to fostering the startup ecosystem via stories and challenges about entrepreneurship.

Anjali Bansal | Startup 20
Anjali Bansal
Sustainability Member

Anjali Bansal is the founder of Avaana capital and has been a consistent investor in technology and innovation-driven startups that are accelerating sustainability while providing exponential profits. She has invested in numerous successful startups such as Nykaa, Lenskart and Delhivery.

Prashanth Prakash | Startup20
Prashant Prakash
Sustainability Member

Prashant Prakash began his career in investing as a co-founder of Erasmic, one of India’s first early-stage funds. Since then he has continued investing in Indian technology startups before they even acquire global attention.