Meet the Disruptors

We are sure you’re curious about who exactly is driving all this disruption. Well, it’s a very unique set of people. The common thread – each one of us really knows our stuff because we have walked the talk. We’ve been there, done that; over and over again. Whether it is heading trans-continental operations for large multinationals or helping startups with the money and guidance to scale and transform themselves into stable growing organizations, we’ve done it all and more. And now we are looking forward to helping create the next big thing, and the one after that, and… you know where we are getting at.


Bala (Balaji Jagannathan) Founder & CEO

Bala has over two decades of proven leadership experience in starting-up businesses, building teams and growing revenues. He has had a big impact in the growth stories of MindCraft, Sybase, CA, SGI, SAS, and three recent startups, IAITO Infotech, COVACSIS & jusTap!


Gopal (GV Gopalakrishnan) Co-Founder

Gopal has over 36 years of experience across multiple industries like Manufacturing, Services & Financial Services. He has donned many hats and managed varied portfolios across Technology, Business Strategy, Policy, Process & Implementation. Gopal has successfully managed and grown businesses across companies like Enfield, Rane Group, Blue Dart, Standard Chartered Bank, HDFC Bank. His last assignment was as Chief Operating Officer at Aditya Birla Financial Services Group. Currently he is also on the Board of Kloutix.


Jai (Jaikumar Mani) Director - Brand Strategist

Jai is Founder & CEO of Forty Two ABCD, a leading brand communications company. Before 42ABCD, Jai has successfully grown two other startups. He has worked with a large array of international and domestic organizations across diverse industries and helped develop dozens of successful brands over the last 16 years.


Bharat (Bharat Banka) Founding Advisor

Bharat has had a over two decades of stellar career with diverse industry experience culminating as the Founder & Former-CEO at Aditya Birla Private Equity. Some of the startups he is involved in as a mentor/ investor include IHO (acquired by Aetna, US), OYO Hotels, TalView, Perpetuiiti Tech, Vegayan Systems, AdStringo, Invenzone, HotelsAroundYou, Infinity Assurance, Vividha, Jugular Social, etc. most of whom have raised next series of funding.


Hemant (Hemant Nerurkar) Co-Founder

Hemant is the Chairman & Managing Director of MindCraft Software. He has over two decades of proven track record in the IT Industry on a wide range of technologies and platforms, with companies like Capgemini, AT&T Bell Labs, AT&T Capital and AC Nielsen.

Forty Two ABCD

Forty Two ABCD

Forty Two ABCD is a leading brand communications company, providing end-to-end consulting, strategy and creative services across the entire media spectrum, operating from multiple locations and is headed by advertising industry veteran, Jaikumar Mani. Highly recommended by top business leadership across the board, 42ABCD has a rich and well-deserved reputation developed over several years of consistently delivering results for customers - across a diverse set of industries, from startups to SMBs to large, established brands & multinationals.



Based out of Bangalore, Think201 is a fast growing techno management start up consulting firm, and works exclusively with exciting, cutting-edge technology startups. Headed by Anurag Rath, and powered by a varied and top-notch team of strategists, ideators, designers, and cutting-edge technology developers, Think201 works very closely with clients through an unparalleled approach that combines design, development and strategy under one umbrella to provide innovative, highly specialized solutions, that help their customers stand out in today's insanely competitive environment.


Amit (Amit Karkhanis) Legal Advisor

Amit heads Kay Legal, a proficient legal firm that provides effective and prompt legal services. With over two decades of Corporate Legal experience in the major practice areas, Amit specializes in the areas of Medico Legal laws, Surrogacy, Intellectual Property Laws, and Civil Laws. Prior to Kay Legal, he was associated with three major law firms in India. Amit’s astute understanding and expertise in his practice has led him to be acknowledged as one of the foremost lawyers in India.

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