The Economic Times Startup Awards 2016: The jury

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Published on July 7, 2016

Author: PriyaKadam5


1. The Economic Times Startup Awards 2016: The jury

2. The Economic Times has assembled a jury comprising the finest minds tracking Indian startups to select the winners of ET Startup Awards 2016 On 6th August 2016 they will meet to choose eight winners of the second edition of India's most prestigious startup awards Presenting the jury:

3.  He has invested in nearly a dozens of startups  He invested in Team Indus, which is building a spacecraft capable of landing on the moon  The former Infosys CEO, who led the Aadhaar project is also a mentor to a dozen other startups  His investment philosophy is to back big, transformative ideas that address major pain points of society

4.  He is the CEO of NITI Aayog  He is a key architect of path-breaking federal initiatives like 'Make in India' & 'Startup India'  Till March 2016 as secretary of DIPP, he was responsible for formulation of industrial & FDI policies  The credit of re-positioning Indian tourism with the 'Incredible India' campaign in 2002, also goes to him

5.  The co-founder of Flipkart, have also established several innovations that have defined India's e-commerce sector  He is also a keen investor  He has backed electric scooter maker Ather, which is preparing for a commercial launch this year  He had prepared an online platform for artists called TouchTalent & news aggregator In Shorts

6.  His latest obsession is his new payments bank  He is the CEO of One97 Communications whish is the parent company of Paytm  He is preparing to launch financial products including insurance, loans & wealth management services — returning to the cycle of starting up  He had cofounded his first venture Xs Corp while he was still completing his engineering

7.  He was among the earliest investors to bet on future unicorns Flipkart & Mu Sigma  His other investments include Myntra & Perfint  He has been involved in raising three India funds, taking firm's total assets under management to over $500 million, as a senior partner at Accel India

8.  He is MD of Google— Southeast Asia & India  He has backed about 60 early-stage ventures in the big data, consumer internet, cloud computing & mobile commerce segments  He was among the earliest backers of Druva, Capillary Technologies & Sapience, recommended to be among the next big product tech ventures to emerge from India

9.  She is MD of Kalaari Capital  She holds a fortunate record of spotting entrepreneurs who would go on to build some of the largest companies in their categories  Among them are:  Snapdeal founders Kunal Bahl & Rohit Bansal  Myntra founder Mukesh Bansal  She won ET Startup Awards 2015's 'Midas Touch Award for Best Investor'

10.  He is the founder of Myntra  Currently, he is busy with his second venture — a healthcare, sports & fitness company  He sold Myntra to Flipkart in 2014 for about $375 million, which is still among India's largest startup acquisition deals  He helmed the core online commerce business at Flipkart, until shortly before he stepped down in February 2016

11.  He teaches internet commerce & entrepreneurship at Wharton School  He is also an entrepreneur & an investor  He co-founded:  Milo that was sold to eBay  Yodle that was acquired by  LiveLovely that was bought by RentPath  He has invested in number of startups including RJMetrics, Sociosquare & NextGenPMS

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