Fireside Chat with Shashank Randev (Head Investments, PIOCCI & Angel Investor)

Saturday, June 29, 2019, 5:30 – 7:30 AM UTC

Shashank has acquired a depth and breadth of experience while working in large companies, a startup (acquired by a Fortune 500 Company) and an early stage fund investing in technology-enabled startups. At PIOCCI, his role is to identify new age companies across the globe for investments and strategic partnerships.

In-person event

About this event

Shashank brings entrepreneurial and investment understanding with 10+ years of cross-functional experience. He has worked with large companies, a startup (acquired by a Fortune 500 Company) and an early stage fund investing in technology-enabled startups.

Additionally, he is a member of Executive Committee at People of Indian Origin Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PIOCCI), working with reputed Indian diaspora entrepreneurs, investors and associations across the globe.

Previously, Shashank was the founding member and Vice President of VCCEdge, the data platform by VCCircle. He led revenue, product development and growth initiatives for close to seven years at VCCEdge. VCCircle was acquired by News Corporation in 2015 where he served as business head for the division until 2016. He has also worked with NIIT Ltd. and Zensar Technologies Ltd.

Shashank holds an undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Engineering from Nagpur University and an MBA from International Management Institute (IMI), New Delhi.

  •  Founding Member of VCCEdge (acquired by News Corporation, NYC)
  • Angel investor with a keen interest in emerging technology startups.
  • The portfolio includes Fintech, RetailTech, CyberSecurity, and Esports startups
  • Experienced in working on Corporate Innovation mandates with MNCs
  • Advisor and mentor at Atal Innovation Mission

Specialties: Global Open Innovation, Startups, Accelerators, Angel & Seed Investment, Venture Capital, M&A, Cross-Border Transactions & Entrepreneurship

About Startup Grind:

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 400 cities and 115 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators, and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies.

Our monthly fireside chat provides ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead.

Fireside chat Introductions: 11:00 AM to 11:15 AM

Fireside chat: 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM

Q & A: 12:15 PM to 12:45 PM

Networking: 12:45 PM to 01:00 PM

Check out what happened


  • Shashank Randev


    Angel Investor/ Member of Executive Committee


5:30 AMFireside chat intro
5:45 AMFireside chat with Chetana
6:45 AMQ&A
7:15 AMNetworking


  • Ayush Jain




  • Ayush Jain


    Pune Director

  • Pravin Uttarwar



  • Pratap Basutkar

    Startup Grind

    Pune Co-Director