Akhil Suresh Nair, Founder & CEO of Xena Intelligence

May 17, 2023, 9:30 – 11:30 PM

TEN20 Craft Brewery, 1020 East Washington Street, Louisville, 40206

Our May Fireside Chat features Akhil Suresh Nair, Founder & CEO of Xena Intelligence. Join us to learn more about Akhil's founder journey and passion for helping e-commerce brands. We look forward to seeing you at TEN20 Craft Brewery on Wednesday, May 17th. Doors open at 5:30 PM for networking & drinks. The Fireside Chat begins at 6 PM. Tickets are FREE, compliments of our sponsors.

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About this event

Our May Fireside Chat features Akhil Suresh Nair, Founder & CEO of Xena Intelligence. Akhil and his team are on a mission to help make e-commerce brands make better decisions with relevant, high-quality marketing and sales data.

Join us for an evening of networking with Louisville startup founders, entrepreneurs, and community supporters. Startup Grind is a locally-organized global community of events that share entrepreneurs' stories while building meaningful connections with other founders.

Grab your ticket and head to TEN20 Craft Brewery Butchertown on May 17th to hear Akhil share his story.

Meet Akhil

Akhil has over 10 years of experience as a marketing and e-commerce professional in large organizations as well as with startups. He is currently leading his venture, Xena Intelligence, through an interesting journey of scaling up from a consulting firm to a technology company. Launched during the pandemic, Xena is on a mission to bring more data-driven decisions to small businesses’ e-commerce efforts. The optimization efforts help businesses better understand pay-per-click ad campaigns and how their marketing is driving businesses and sales. This is particularly important as marketing on popular sites like Amazon, Walmart, Facebook, and Instagram has become more important…and more expensive…for brands and individual sellers. A native of the southern Indian city of Kochi, Akhil arrived in the U.S. via the Boston area, after he had earned his MBA in entrepreneurship at Babson College through its Global Entrepreneur-In-Residence program. While at Babson, Akhil worked as a consultant for several e-commerce companies, which exposed him to the pain point of sellers having to try to make sense of a flood of numbers and statistics relating to ad campaigns. Xena has raised money from Bluegrass Angels, Keyhorse Capital, Render Capital and others. Akhil was selected to the Vogt Awards accelerator and Techstars NYC, both in 2022. 

Check out what happened


  • Akhil Suresh Nair

    Xena Intelligence

    Founder & CEO


  • Lisa Bajorinas

    Kentucky Science & Technology Corporation (KSTC)

    Executive Director, Kentucky Innovation Hubs




Wednesday, May 17, 2023
9:30 PM – 11:30 PM UTC


Networking and Drinks
Fireside Chat


  • Adam Robinson

    Strategexe | Markexe | Villepreneurs


  • Lisa Bajorinas

    Lisa Bajorinas LLC

    Entrepreneur Advisor

  • Keionna Baker

    Team Member

  • Chase Barmore


    Team Member

  • Kevin Gibson

    Team Member

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