Namma Bengaluru girl who loves walks in Cubbon park
Enjoys being a culture vulture
Big on enabling collaborations and bringing people together
Recent interesting read – How come no one told me that? By Prakash Iyer
Amrutha handles all things community at Together. Coming from a background where community was at the core of everything she did, it exposed her to different world views and added a ton of colour to her life. She owns projects on an end-to-end basis and is focused on content writing, social media marketing, event management— taking pride in being a generalist. She believes in the ‘pay it forward’ principle and will be running such initiatives here at Together.
Favorite quote: “Be the change you want to see in the world”
Passionate about making a dent in the Indian startup ecosystem
Strong belief about India as a ProductNation.
A veteran at building startup communities in India, Avinash Raghava leads community and culture efforts at Together, building purposeful relationships with founders across all touchpoints. Avinash hopes to create an ecosystem of like-minded founders who openly share insights and experiences and take joy and pride in each other’s success.
Prior to Together, Avinash was leading the Community and Platform initiatives for Accel Partners in India. He co-founded SaaSBOOMi – a pay-it-forward community for SaaS Founders and was also a co-founder at iSPIRT, a think tank set up to transform the software product community in India. Avinash was an early leader and prominent face at NASSCOM where he developed a passion for software products and embarked on the mission to make India a “Product Nation”.
A keen long distance swimmer and water polo player
Recent interesting read – Startup Nation (by Dan Senor and Saul Singer)
Dushyant has been a builder throughout his career and brings about half a decade of operational experience leading strategy and commercial operations for Abbott in South Asia. He has also served multiple NGOs as a pro-bono consultant and has been a core team member of TEDxDharavi Initiative – a platform to uplift the Dharavi community in Mumbai.
Loves watching cricket on the field and Thalaiva on the screen
Had a secret ambition to direct a movie (maybe will be satisfied to just produce one now)
Favorite quote: “Product management is like directing a movie”
Passionate about promoting football as the founder of FC Madras, a grassroots youth football club in Chennai
Believes that happiness lies in doing small things
Between a broken TV and a random comment about helpdesk pricing in Hacker News, Girsh Mathrubootham envisioned and co-founded Freshworks (then Freshdesk) in 2010 to create a better way to service and delight customers. What began as a single product focused on customer service is now a global company with a comprehensive suite of products.
Girish has never lost his passion for building products that delight customers and their employees, nor for helping others along the way. He has invested in over 60 startups and is a founding member of SaaSBOOMi, Asia’s largest community of founders and product builders shaping India’s SaaS industry. With Together, Girish hopes to take his commitment to the Indian startup ecosystem to the next level.
Loves: All kinds of music from retro to rock, EDMs to blues. Part time DJ for friends. Makes special travel plans to attend concerts.
Enjoys: Cooking! Thai, Indian and Italian chef by the home ministry and currently learning the art of gutting a fish the right way.
Favorite quote: From the book that left an everlasting impression on me at the tender age of 11, The Bhagwad Gita, “Focus on effort and not on the result.”
Passionate about: Art and design. You can find him visiting art galleries, furniture shows, antique markets during travels.
Strong belief: In mindfulness and living a balanced life.
It was Manav’s idea of creating a fund for founders that was the seed behind starting Together.
In addition to being a founding partner at Together Fund, Manav is the Founder & CEO of Eka Software, enterprise SaaS platform to unify procurement, supply chain, treasury and payments. He is on a mission to modernize traditional industries through continuous innovation in enterprise software and SaaS.
An ardent believer in ‘pay-it-forward’ philosophy, Manav is the founding member of SaaSBOOMi, a community of entrepreneurs shaping India’s SaaS industry.
Over the past decade, Manav has been actively taking part in building the ecosystem by backing more than 30 startups as an angel investor and encouraging them to think of scale in a regimented and disciplined manner.
A Computer Science engineer, Manav fell in love with the startup world while pursuing his engineering and ended up starting the first E-cell in his college. An internship at Blume Ventures was followed by a business analyst role at Locus.sh, a growth-stage logistics tech company, where Manav donned multiple hats across business and product functions.
Favorite Book – Hit Refresh by Satya Nadella (with Jill Tracie Nichols and Greg Shaw)
An ardent student of digital products and internet businesses, Pratyush’s varied career includes a couple of short stints at Amazon Web Services where he was a Solutions Architect in the India Public Sector team. He also worked as a part-time Investment Analyst with Miten Sampat (CRED, ex-Times Internet) and Aakrit Vaish (Jio-Haptik) where he was a part of over 15 angel investment deals.
Pratyush holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from IIT BHU.
Adventure sports enthusiast, loves climbing mountains or free-diving into oceans
Has backpacked extensively across India, SEA & Europe.
Aims to explore at least 30 countries before turning 30.
Follows cricket & tennis. Hopes to see Federer live in action someday.
Always looking to learn & unlearn, Shivam was a management consultant prior to joining Together, where he helped CXOs of leading conglomerates with business incubation & fund raising across South East Asia. Earlier, he has also spent time as a social entrepreneur, building businesses with a net positive impact on the world.
Shivam has an MBA from IIM Calcutta, and a B.Tech from Delhi College of Engineering.
Hates traffic except when travelling to grab a beer
Budding food critic
Shubham’s passion for helping founders and learning from them brought him back from Singapore to India trading a banking job for a lifetime of startup adventures.
As an angel investor, Shubham has partnered with founders at companies such as ZoomCar, Ixigo, MPL, Trell, NextBillion, Invideo, StashFin, Locus, Testbook, Posist and Adpushup.
Prior to Together, Shubham led the SaaS investments practise at Matrix Partners India and backed exciting startups such as Rocketlane.com and Superops.ai.
Shubham holds a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Kanpur and had a long and distinguished career as an investment banker in Singapore. Shubham started his career as a techie and later donned product and sales hats as an operator.
Recent interesting read – Sapiens: A brief history of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
Subhendu known as chalta firta LinkedIn runs Skillenza, a full-stack talent engagement platform that enables companies to engage and hire developers through challenges and hackathons. At Together he is leading the all things Web3. A community guy at heart he is currently spearheading OGCLUB, a DAO for web3 founders and builders.
Subhendu who graduated from IIT Kharagpur is a TEDx Speaker & CNBC Young Turks, 2015