Akhil Suresh Nair, Founder & CEO of Xena Intelligence

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

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.

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. 

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

Venue map


9:30 PMNetworking and Drinks
10:00 PMFireside Chat
11:00 PMNetworking