We're excited to host the 2022 version of Startup Grind APAC Road to Global event which is part of the new and improved Startup Grind Global Conference, powered by Microsoft for Startups!
This year, SG Global is going truly global with a one-of-a-kind decentralized conference. After the past challenging two years we are grateful for the opportunity to reconnect with our Global Family in a more intimate setting.
While the in-person stage of the conference will be hosted in Redwood City, CA, United States, we are hosting an exclusive virtual stage for Startup and Entrepreneurial community in APAC. Overall, 15,000 community members both live and online will come together to learn about and explore the next wave of the web, bridging the gap between web2 and web3, building human-centric products, impacting diverse communities, and more.
Join us in #SGGlobal Startup Grind APAC Road to Global 2022 to hear from amazing speakers and networking with thousands of leading startups from around the world exploring, building, and creating the next wave of the web.
Head of Partnership Solutions, Startups & Venture Capital
Dr. Ajai Chowdhry is one of the six founder members of HCL. HCL today is valued at US $ 50 Bn. Starting from India, Dr. Chowdhry took HCL to Singapore in 1980 and created a business spanning ASEAN, China and Hong Kong. In 1995, Dr. Chowdhry took over the reins of HCL Infosystems and created a 12,000 crore (US $ 1.6 Bn) organization over the next 15 years. HCL Infosystems was the leader in hardware products, system integration and Nokia phone distribution.
In 2011, in recognition for helping build the IT & Electronics industry in India, the Hon'ble President of India, conferred the prestigious Padma Bhushan, one of the highest civilian honour in India. He has received many awards including Electronics Man of the Year 2010, CNBC’S India Innovation of the Year Award 2010 and Cybermedia Business ICT Award 2013 for Lifetime Achievement in ICT.
Dr. Chowdhry has focused on giving back to the society and has set up a Charitable Trust called Swayam where he contributes to many areas including education, women empowerment and providing relief during Covid to citizens.
Anisha Singh is the Founding Partner of She Capital, an early-stage venture fund that invests in high growth women led or focused start-ups. She is the Founder and Former CEO of Mydala, one of India’s largest local services marketing platform which she led to over 100 crores in revenue across 200 cities in India, UAE and South Asia. Her focus now is towards investing in extraordinary Beauty Tech Brands to help them achieve great scale and outshine.
Anisha was recently recognized as one of The Top 20 Most Influential Women in the venture capital and private Equity landscape of India by Business World. She was also recognized as one of the Top 100 Global Diversity Leaders in 2019 and under the Business category in Women in Asia – 50 Most Influential 2018. She was ranked amongst the Top 7 women start up CEOs located outside the US by Crunchbase in 2018. She was also a judge on a MTV start-up reality show, similar to Shark Tank, called Dropout.
Apurva Chamaria is currently the Head of Partnership Solutions, Startups and Venture Capital at Google India.Prior to joining Google he was the SVP & Chief of Staff to CEO & MD at Tech Mahindra where he was integral in transforming the company performance which resulted in the share price going up from Rs 700 to Rs 1600 within a span of 12 months. Before Tech Mahindra, Apurva Chamaria was the Chief Revenue Officer of RateGain, one of world’s leading SaaS companies where he and his team successfully grew the company from 20 Mn to 63 Mn within a span of 34 months. RateGain IPOed in India in Dec 2021. Apurva is a well known angel investor and the "Entrepreneur in Residence" for India for Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs for 22-23.
Stealth Mode Crypto
WOW Pixies NFT
VP of Investment & Business Development
Ajeet Khurana is a leading name in the cryptocurrency industry. He is the former head of the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Committee (BACC), which as part of the IAMAI is India's foremost industry body for cryptocurrency. Ajeet is an author, entrepreneur, prolific angel investor, former CEO of Zebpay, former CEO of the business incubator at IIT Bombay, and former advisor to Kalaari Capital. He has raised venture capital, expanded businesses globally, developed low-cost customer-acquisition strategies, and is a wizard at tokenomics and financial engineering. He is a venture partner with several international Venture Capital firms. He spends his time creating awareness about digital assets and advising top token issuers. Presently, he is building his own crypto startup.
Lily Wu is currently the Startup Partner Lead, SEA at Stripe and co-founder of WOW Pixies, the first DAO to invest in the women-led web3 ecosystem. Previously, she was immersed in the startup world where she bootstrapped two 7-figure businesses from the ground up and was the Head of Programs for NewCampus, a Series A edutech startup based in Singapore. She is the founding ambassador of Future Females Singapore, a global organisation dedicated to helping female entrepreneurs get the resources and connections. Fun fact, she is also an illustrator, published author and has a black belt in Japanese martial arts, Taido.
Visionary Digital Leader with 8+ years experienced in digital industry and in depth understanding on corporate - startup deals and synergy. Currently working as venture capitalist for The Biggest Bank in Indonesia.
Startup Grind Bhubaneswar
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Startup Grind Jammu
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Community Manager, APAC & Middle East
Hi, I'm Rishita. Want to contribute to my society by helping and inspiring people to become an entrepreneur. I want to bring exposure to the emerging entrepreneurs of my city. I firmly believe in living a healthy and happy life, giving back to the community, and promoting technology startups. I'm thrilled to be part of the collaborative, open, and welcoming community that is Startup Grind