Pooja Kumar

Serial entrepreneur, business leader and startup mentor passionate about doing things that impact lives. 

19 years of startup experience - across sectors, functions and customer segments where Pooja held leadership roles and pioneered many products/technologies - has provided a very diverse and enriching experience to her.

Prior to VenEx, she has mentored startups, set up and run the Personal Loans business at Clix Capital, been a founding team member at Eko (a pioneering fintech venture), set up NCR operations for Ujjivan (a small finance bank) and worked at American Express.

She founded JoGoApp, a gamified health & fitness app platform which received multiple accolades, including being rated 'Top 5 Startups of 2016'. Pooja herself has been rated 'Top Women Entrepreneur'.

She has done her MA Economics from DSE. In her spare time, Pooja likes to volunteer with social impact initiatives, run, swim, dance, kickbox, read, travel, paint, write and spend time with her family.

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Avinash (Avi) Agrawal

Avi is a serial entrepreneur and business leader who thrives on big challenges.

He brings extensive and well-rounded leadership experience in starting-up as well as scaling-up journeys of businesses, across all key functional areas in high-growth domains like Fintech, Digital Media, EnterpriseTech & SaaS, Digital-first Consumer Brands and Investment Banking.

Avi earned his B.Tech. from IIT Bombay in 1997. 

When not helping fellow entrepreneurs scale their ventures, he enjoys time with family, yoga, writing, movies, music, advances in theoretical physics and traveling to offbeat places.

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James Formanek

James is based out of the US and has over 26 years of experience as a Business Development Director in diverse verticals in software and IT consulting, with a distinguished career marked by consistent success in driving business growth and exceeding revenue targets. With a proven track record of leadership GTM strategy and innovation, James has established himself as a trusted partner for clients, by going above and beyond to ensure their needs are met and expectations exceeded.
As an innovative and strategic leader, James has played a pivotal role in the growth in business development and consulting, focusing on multiple verticals in Financial Services SaaS and FinTech data, communications, reporting and Public Sector investigative software technology. His ability to identify opportunities, overcome challenges, and drive meaningful change has positioned him as a trusted advisor and thought leader in the field of business development.
In his spare time, James enjoys time with his family and friends, nature hikes, weight training, and swimming.
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Suresh Kavili

Suresh is a seasoned professional with 23 years of experience in the Tech industry. An enthusiastic and active techie, Suresh has held a variety of leadership positions, including Director and Executive Committee Member. As a key figure in the product engineering domain, he has successfully led and managed engineering teams, setting high standards and delivering innovative cloud-based SaaS solutions.
Prior to VenEx, he was the Technical Director for Mavensoft, where he played an instrumental role in setting up and leading the Engineering standards for products serving Banking and Airline industries, including developing HRMS platforms. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Sri Venkateswara University and a master’s degree in computer science from Osmania University. He is a certified PMP from PMI and Scrum Master from Scrum Alliance.
Beyond his professional achievements, Suresh is passionate about traveling, networking with professionals, and dedicating his time to volunteer work, embodying a spirit of community and continuous learning.
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Rohan Harit

Rohan is a critical thinker and a former founder who sought to disrupt venture capital with AI. He brings over 9 years of experience in entrepreneurship, consulting, business development, strategy, and leadership. Rohan has worked across diverse sectors, including fintech, healthcare, venture capital, logistics, F&B, and consumer product design. His expertise spans deal sourcing and analysis, market research and analysis, go-to-market strategy, partnerships and collaborations, stakeholder communications, and buy-in.
He holds a Master's degree from New York University, completing coursework at the Stern School of Business and the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. Outside of work, Rohan is fitness-oriented and a disciplined full marathoner.
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