Vinod Thomas, a start-up enthusiast, is a 1993 batch IPS officer from the Kerala cadre and is a graduate of IIT Madras. During 2002-04, he served as the police commissioner of Kochi city. He left the IPS in 2006 and did his MBA from Tulane University, USA and post that became a private equity fund manager. Vinod’s latest stint was with Lapis India Capital Advisors Pvt. Ltd as its executive director. Currently, he is actively involved in running MGM Engineering Colleges at Pambakkuda and Valancheri.
Jose Paul Martin is a private equity investor & advisor, with over 15 years of experience focused on investing in US, Europe, Middle East and Asia across across a variety of industries and is currently focused on the FinTech, HealthTech and EduTech space. Jose has assisted investing over USD 300 million and represented investors at the board level as a director, observer or advisor.
Founder and CEO - Pococare (Positive Conversations Pvt Ltd). HCL Group companies, Syntel, Cognizant in US and India. Founded Scholar's League, an education venture in 2002. Alumnus of IIT Kharagpur & IIM Lucknow. Last job: CEO of HCL Healthcare
Lijo Isac is a product leader & advisor, with over 18 years of experience building consumer internet products in Paytm, Paytm Money, Byjus, Practo and multiple startups. Lijo has spearheaded product ideation, PMF, growth and scaling of products across multiple stages from 0 to 1, 1 to 10, 10 to 100 and across sectors including FinTech, HealthTech, EdTech and Ecommerce for some of the most well known consumer internet companies in India and the world.