VentureNursery, an angel-backed startup accelerator launched in March this year, has said a host of prominent advisors have joined its advisors-in-residence programme. The advisors-in-residence programme gives start-ups an opportunity to learn from proven strategic and execution experience of senior corporate managers, serial entrepreneurs, venture capital executives and technologists.
Commenting on the development, Ravi Kiran, co-founder, VentureNursery said "We went for quality instead of numbers while choosing advisors. We have got a truly powerful group of experienced professionals and entrepreneurs, representing diverse domains and functional specializations."
Shravan Shroff, co-founder, VentureNursery added "All of our Advisors are experts in their respective fields. They are truly committed to mentoring young companies and giving them an opportunity to interact with them and go through the viability of their current strategy."
The advisors who have joined VentureNursery are: Abhijeet Mazumdar, VP, Bessemer Venture Partners; Abhishek Shah, co-founder, Fetise.com and Deals4You.com; Alok Mitta, MD, Canaan Partners, India; Hemir Doshi, co-founder and MD, IDG Ventures; John Kuruvilla, co-founder,Taggle.com; Karthi Kumar Marshan, CMO, Kotak Group; Lloyd Mathias, Director, GreenBean Ventures; Monica Doshi, co-founder, Themis Consult; Nibhrant Shah co-founder, Themis Consult; Paritosh Joshi, former CEO, Star CJ Network; Pushkar Sane, co-founder and CEO, Convergination Ventures; Sanjiv Kataria, former group VP, NIIT; Sumeet Maniar, co-founder, K2 Networks and Gamiana; Vikas Kumar, co-founder, Brain Visa; Vinayak Nath, co-founder, NATCO Solutions; Vishal Golia, co-founder, Gamiana and Maharaja Games and Vishal Gondal, founder, Indiagames.
VentureNursery received over 100 application for its first batch of startup accelerator programme. The first batch is likely to graduate in first week of September. Early-stage funds Kae Capital and YourNest Angel Fund had joined VentureNursery its Charter Angels programme earlier.
(Edited by Prem Udayabhanu)