Alumni Mentors

Shaily Shah

Co-Founder, Tarrakki

Shaily has completed masters in finance from the University of Texas at Dallas. After that she moved back to India to join tarrakki where she leads marketing and growth efforts at tarrakki. tarrakki enables banks and financial services companies to launch seamless wealth management products on their platform via tarrakki’s embedded infrastructure in the form of APIs/SDKs solutions. tarrakki also offers a D2C wealth management app. Elevo is a brand by tarrakki which offers an investing platform for companies, minors, HUF, NRIs to invest. Shaily is involved in building out the products and is proud to make wealth management accessible and affordable for Indians

Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/shailysshah

Saumya Shah

Co-Founder, Tarrakki

Saumya has more than a decade of experience in financial services having worked with Deloitte, Tata Capital and IL&FS. Currently, Saumya is the Co-founder of tarrakki. tarrakki offers embedded infrastructure for wealth management products to various banking and financial services institutions in India. Saumya is helping startups and large businesses to reimagine wealth management for their end customers by offering a suite of APIs to choose from. tarrakki also runs a D2C wealth management application and www.elevo.money, India’s first digital investment offering for corporates, NRIs, Minors.

Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/saumyashah


Durga Prasad Sajja

Founder & Managing Director, Blipstech

As Founder of Blipstech, Durga brings with him over 2 Decades of IT experience in Supply Chain, Banking and Real Estate Domains.

Blips has developed a product called RoboSquad which is a smart AI platform for analyzing and resolve the live incidents coming out of any service management tools. The Solution is capable of predicting, identification of root cause and fixing the incident through automation.

The solution uses technologies AI / ML , orchestration ,Pipeline Management tools along with automation using any of the industrial tools and open source technologies.

This solution can be integrated to any service management or customer management irrespective of sectors/industries

Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/durga-prasad-sajja-14b21421

Hozefa Muchhala

Founder & CEO, Ginger Root Code Factory

Hozefa is working to implement GRIP (a self-propelled Fintech Product) at one end of this financial process chain helping the Customer to pay digitally without any physical data exchange. With a career spanning 25 years, Hozefa brings to the table a plethora of knowledge and expertise when it comes to Software industry architecting, developing, deploying innovative software products and solutions in India and Globally. With his innovative deliveries and experience in Banking, Payments and Financial services domain undoubtedly makes him the founder of this big idea. Using his acumen towards development of technologically based products and services, Hozefa has played a major role while developing pathbreaking solution assets for clients like Nokia, Indigo, SpiceJet, TSYS (USA), Daler Rowney (UK), Bureau Veritas (Europe) anda plethora of PSU Banks. Additionally, he has a played an integral role in implementation of NPCI – IMPS and UPI right from the beginning. Implementing Payment innovation for NABARD.

Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/hozefa-muchhala-5a898b1b

Kunal Ahirwar

Founder & CEO, Earnvestt Technologies

Kunal is the founder and CEO of Earnvestt technologies, a one of a kind end to end working capital management solution for SMEs in India. He specializes in credit risk analysis and operational analysis for businesses. Prior to starting Earnvestt, Kunal and was a member of the Advanced Geometric Computing Group at IIT Madras, he has excellent knowledge of core mathematical principles as well. Kunal is well versed with technologies like Blockchain, Machine Learning and AI.

Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/kunal-ahirwar-64289a99

Darsh Golechha

Founder & CEO, Monech

Darsh Golechha is the Founder CEO of Monech, a Fintech company whose mission is to the reimagine the way people think about money by bringing beautiful nextgen innovative wealth management products for individuals and families.
He started Monech when he was 19 and in a year, Monech was the winner of IIT Bombay’s Esummit : Eureka : fintech track.
He’s worked with Goldman Sachs, 2 fintech Startups, was a United Nations Student Ambassador for 4 years, been a guest lecturer at schools and universities India, an ACCA Affiliate (All India Rank – 1 : P5) : one of the youngest in India. He co-founded INC.LINE at Chirst University : the biggest Edtech summit of the time :2018: which got VCs like Saif Partners, sponsors like BYJUS, Wadhwani Foundation, etc in a matter of 70 days.
a football, cricket geek, loves reading biographies & fiction, listens to Bob Dylan/ Rolling Stones, ex-National Abacus Champion :2012, a space, trekking, swimming enthusiast he likes building for consumers and he believes: one can create what one envisions.

Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/darshgolechha