Top Experts & Reviewers

The list of most influential industry leaders who contribute to the growth of global startup community.

Solomon Ibragimov
CEO at RSI Consulting Group

A father, husband, mentor & active entrepreneur. Solomon is the CEO of RSI Consulting Group and also the CMO of Rapid Venture Group LLC. He has his expertise in Digital Sales, Marketing, Consulting, Business, Product, Web, App development services/support for brokers, startups, active businesses & healthcare providers. He actively advises and mentors entrepreneurs who are in development or wish to develop the next generation of online platforms & offline businesses. He also co-founded Achdut United Inc 501(c)3

Prior to this, Solomon's previous experience are as Solar Consultant - Level Solar (ranked Top Closer company-wide), Health & Hospital Corporation City of New York/ Metro Plus Medicare Marketing. Multi-Lingual position. He was also responsible for marketing efforts out of Coney Island Hospital in the Russian Language. A Licensed broker for the Nystateofhealth.org
Proactively developed relationships with hundreds of Doctors/Medical Office Managers & developed Online existence for the brand through Web & Social Media.

Balaji Pattabhiraman
Business Coach, MCIM Chartered Marketer

Armed with an International MBA from Newzealand, Balaji is a Business Growth Specialist with broad-ranging marketing and business development experience in delivering and sustaining revenue and profit gains within the highly competitive industry. With over 19 years in the industry and 5 years of Teaching and Consulting, he has held leadership roles in business growth with a keen focus on customer-centricity.

As a Management Faculty, he was involved in Teaching Management subjects like International business and Marketing for Post Graduate Students. As a part of the “B School Outreach” Balaji was involved in various Market Research, MDP and Consulting assignments with SMEs and has involved students from the Post Graduate department to assist in these projects. His specialties include Business Growth Consultancy, Sales Methodology, Increasing Profits, Joint Ventures/Strategic Alliances, Maximizing Relational Capital, Leveraging other peoples resources (OPR), Business Success Strategies, Referral Generation Techniques, Risk Reversal, Sales Coaching for B2B and B2C.

Cameron McElroy
x-Research Scientist, Branch II Investigator at Novartis

Cameron has a keen interest in healthcare and pharma-tech startups and accompanies from the seeding stage to carrying out full-fledged business operations globally. Instrumental in core use-case activities along with research acumen has helped his close association with pharma businesses and continues to impart knowledge and experience with fellow startup buddies. Cameron is an esteemed alumnus of the University of Colorado with a Ph.D. in Toxicology. He has also played major roles at Charles River Laboratories and National Jewish Health.

Experienced Scientist who has served as a Study Director on a broad range of GLP (FDA /EPA/OECD) and non-GLP toxicology studies. Skilled at planning and managing scientific studies, while interpreting and effectively communicating study findings. An approachable and flexible researcher with a strong background in preclinical testing, inhalation toxicology, molecular biology, cell culture, immunohistochemistry, cellular assays, and multiple small and large animal model systems.

Priya Maheshwari
Ex CEO of Properji.com & COO of Baaya Design

Priya was a Co-founder and CEO of Properji.com, a research analytics platform which got acquired by Magicbricks.com (Times Internet Ltd) within 3 years on March 2016. After acquisition, Priya headed Research Division at magicbricks.com and led research team for more than a year.

At present, Priya is leading the entire operations from strategy to business development to revenues to marketing to capability building of a design firm and bringing social impact at grass-root level. Priya has been active in startup community by mentoring technology startups on real estate, food, fashion, health, renewable energy etc. Priya also holds a Masters from University of Pennsylvania.

Sunitha Bharadwaj
Founder, CEO of Atriium & Unicorn Ideas

An accidental entrepreneur & enjoying every moment of it. Sunitha is someone who has a fire in the belly and adrenaline for start ups. Sunitha is an expert in corporate branding, marketing strategies and operations management, seamlessly connect with entrepreneurs. Help them in strategizing their venture, business pitch, valuation, funding, operations, brand and marketing strategies.

Actively involved with few Start Up programs in Bangalore. Few to mention are NEN, 100 Open Start Ups and Re-Rise. Presently, advising a Green-tech IOT based online & electronic venture, a Women Entrepreneurial venture, one offline food venture and a convenience APP for the residents.

Sameer K Singh
CEO & Founder of Yoola App & SparkShine

Adroit in all forms of top-level positions, Sameer has taken up pragmatic roles as a Director, Founder and CEO in his young entrepreneurial journey. Being the Managing Director of Adalwin Tech Pvt. Ltd., Sameer spearheads product strategy, business growth and 360-degree supervision on business operations. With a vast experience in the event management industry, he founded SparkShine Inc.in May of 2014 and prior to that, also played major roles in a number of entertainment businesses.

Sameer also shares an avid love for crypto and blockchain technology. Being one of the early crypto backers, Sameer has invested in over 20+ blockchain projects over the years, globally. With an impressive portfolio, Sameer looks for upcoming projects and early-age startups to holster and boost new innovation. With new ventures in his mind, Sameer keeps it simple by saying "Not an MBA, Doctor or Engineer by degree but a serial entrepreneur by profession."

Kaustubh Nande
Director Marketing of MCS Software

Kaustubh has been a member of the board for numerous organizations and currently looks into the Indo-pacific business operations of MCS Software, a part of Hexagon; listed on the Swedish stock exchange. As a results-driven, creative, resourceful Marketing/Biz-Dev. leader and marketer, Kaustubh's primary focus is expanding a brand, deepening a company’s industry presence, managing national & global campaigns, and driving its product portfolio to rev-up profitable revenues.

Prior to MCS, Kaustubh was also the Head of Marketing at ANSYS Inc., where his marketing and corporate strategy boosted ANSYS in becoming the fastest-growing territory in its global operations, with profitability to match. Due to his emphatic & excellent contribution to the business, he was also awarded the 'Content Mkt' of the Year award in 2017.
A Ph.D. holder from the prestigious Ohio University and also a Ph.D. Advisor at IIM Lucknow, Kaustubh has been at the forefront of building, shaping and helping brands to reach their peak potential.

Utkarsh Lokesh
CEO & Co-Founder of EdTechReview

Utkarsh is a digital media and EdTech entrepreneur running EdTechReview - a premier media platform and community for educational stakeholders to find useful news, information and resources on educational technology having a niche subscriber base of 80,000+ and an annual readership of 2.5M+ from over 200 countries and territories across the globe.Utkarsh has pushed EdTechReview to evolve from a blog to a global community and media platform for thousands of education stakeholders from different parts of the world.

His research efforts aim to grow the edtech sector through quality partnerships with different stakeholders in the edtech community; and discover the best ways technology can enhance learning, teaching and leading in the 21st century. With his experience, he has been actively involved in conference production for niche edtech conferences, training and consulting edtech entrepreneurs, educators & educational leaders on purposeful edtech integration for the past 4 years.

Shekhar Sahu
Co-founder of GlowRoad, Investor & Advisor

An alumnus of IIM Bangalore, Shekhar is the co-founder of GlowRoad which is backed by renowned VC firm Accel Partners and Singapore based RB Investments. He has also been an investor to a number of startups across different verticals. Shekhar's latest venture GlowRoad has gained accolades for being world's #1 Womenpreneurship app with more than 4.5 Million+ women resellers doing business across 1000+ cities globally.

Prior to GlowRoad, Shekhar also co-founded HealthcareMagic which is a leading telemedicine company with more than 20,000 Doctors & Specialists to answer health questions around the clock, worldwide. Founded in February of 2008, HealthcareMagic became the largest portal enabling people to get real-time medical advice from doctors. In May 2014, HealthcareMagic was acquired by Ebix Inc.

Dr. Aniruddha Malpani
Angel Investor & Founder of Malpani Ventures

An experienced IVF Specialist, Dr. Aniruddha believes in Information Therapy & funding cutting-edge innovation in India. He is the founder of Mumbai-based angel investment firm Malpani Ventures, which invests in early-stage startups and also a board member of IKS Health. Malpani Ventures’ portfolio includes health-tech platforms like AllizHealth and Plus91 Technologies, video streaming platform VdoCipher, and language learning platform - MultiBhashi.

As per his latest interview on YourStory, Dr. Aniruddha believes, that it is essential to encourage failed entrepreneurs, women entrepreneurs, and do social-impact investing, while remaining domain-agnostic. According to him, doctors make good angel investors, as they have empathy, domain expertise in healthcare, and can act as brand ambassadors. To quote him, “Give young entrepreneurs a chance. Be willing to be a beta tester. You can learn a lot from them. Guide them and invest in the ones that you admire.”

Santosh Panda
Founder & CEO of Explara, Board Advisor of Target

Santosh is completing 12 years as founder & CEO of www.explara.com, a SaaS platform. He is also an active member of the Board of Advisors for Target. Before Explara, Santosh played a major role in eBay and BBC. Explara is Sanotsh's 3rd venture in the business & growing year on year and having footprints in many parts of the world.

Having worked for FTSE 100 companies and startup in London, Helsinki, Los Angeles, and Bangalore, Santosh was always willing to do something different and think differently. The opportunity to live globally and work for global products/companies have helped him to launch Explara as a growing SaaS platform for Online Business, Event Ticketing, Membership Management, and Payment Gateway.