Advisors
Founder of Social Alpha, a multistage innovation and venture development platform for start-ups that aim to solve critical social, economic and environmental challenges. An alumnus of Harvard Business School, entrepreneur and early stage venture investor, he worked for over two decades in investment banking and financial technology holding global leadership roles in the areas of Corporate Strategy, M&A, Product Management and R&D. Serves on the advisory and governing boards of a number of companies, non-profits and research institutions.
Manoj Kumar      
Chief advisor - Business and Strategy. Global MNC executive with 35+ years’ experience in the IT industry. In his long career, he has built and managed large businesses, overseen high stakes deals, and managed multiple strategic acquisitions. In addition to being a business advisor and startup mentor, Ramakanth is actively involved with the Bangalore Fintech forum that he founded and is the chairperson of the ASSOCHAM healthcare transformation initiative.
Ramakanth Desai
Post graduate from IIM Calcutta. Over 3 decades of corporate experience; the last 15 years as MD/President with reputed organizations including the Tatas, Raymond, Pidilite & TTK. He moved to academics full time and was Professor in the Marketing & Strategy Area at the Institute for Financial Management & Research (IFMR), Chennai. He has also taught at The School KFI, Chennai and at the Madras School of Economics.
T R Venkatesh
Co-Founder and COO, RealDocs. Mr. Nair has over 30+ years experience in sales and general management. He was the ex-CEO of RealLex Consulting, a company focused on property documentation Service and the ex-Operations Head at Videnzale, a legal process outsourcing company and had held sales management roles with HCL, Xerox and other Office automation and telecom companies.
Muraleedharan Nair      
M.Phil, Ph.D. Retired Dean & HOD at The English and Foreign Languages University (CIEFL/EFLU). Dr. Rajagopal has been a specialist for over 40 years in English Language Teaching (ELT) and related areas such as Spoken English, Communication Skills, Presentation Skills, and Personality Development. He is also a prolific author and editor of books, articles and research publications.
Dr. G Rajagopal

Manoj Kumar      
Founder of Social Alpha, a multistage innovation and venture development platform for start-ups that aim to solve critical social, economic and environmental challenges. An alumnus of Harvard Business School, entrepreneur and early stage venture investor, he worked for over two decades in investment banking and financial technology holding global leadership roles in the areas of Corporate Strategy, M&A, Product Management and R&D. Serves on the advisory and governing boards of a number of companies, non-profits and research institutions.

Ramakanth Desai
Chief advisor - Business and Strategy. Global MNC executive with 35+ years’ experience in the IT industry. In his long career, he has built and managed large businesses, overseen high stakes deals, and managed multiple strategic acquisitions. In addition to being a business advisor and startup mentor, Ramakanth is actively involved with the Bangalore Fintech forum that he founded and is the chairperson of the ASSOCHAM healthcare transformation initiative.

Muraleedharan Nair
Co-Founder and COO, RealDocs. Mr. Nair has over 30+ years experience in sales and general management. He was the ex-CEO of RealLex Consulting, a company focused on property documentation Service and the ex-Operations Head at Videnzale, a legal process outsourcing company and had held sales management roles with HCL, Xerox and other Office automation and telecom companies.

Dr. G Rajagopal
M.Phil, Ph.D. Retired Dean & HOD at The English and Foreign Languages University (CIEFL/EFLU). Dr. Rajagopal has been a specialist for over 40 years in English Language Teaching (ELT) and related areas such as Spoken English, Communication Skills, Presentation Skills, and Personality Development. He is also a prolific author and editor of books, articles and research publications.

T R Venkatesh
Post graduate from IIM Calcutta. Over 3 decades of corporate experience; the last 15 years as MD/President with reputed organizations including the Tatas, Raymond, Pidilite & TTK. He moved to academics full time and was Professor in the Marketing & Strategy Area at the Institute for Financial Management & Research (IFMR), Chennai. He has also taught at The School KFI, Chennai and at the Madras School of Economics.