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ABOUT US
We kindle the creative sparks of entrepreneurs to build the technologies of the future.
Backed by first generation entrepreneurs, we invest from post-seed up to Series B capital, in enterprise technology start-ups looking for institutional capital to accelerate growth. 
 

Hybrid messaging platform for customer engagement at scale

Tel Aviv

Retail price optimization engine offering pricing, promotion, assortment and compliance

Mumbai

Our Companies

 
Meet The Team
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Bala Venkatesan

Founding Partner

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Over a banking career spanning 23 years, Bala has managed FICC businesses, across the region, for 2 global banks. He has levered his experience of emerging markets, to build & develop franchise & presence for the firms. 

 

In recent years, he has transited from banking to strategic consulting in financial markets & private investing. For his consulting firm, REDE Services LLP, and as a senior adviser to a global consulting major, his clients included a global asset manager, global banks & a market facilitator.

Bala is a member of the Inst. of Chtd. Accts. of India & the Inst. of Mgmt. Accts. of India. He holds a Master of Mgmt. Studies from the Jamnalal Bajaj Inst. of Mgmt. Studies, Mumbai. Born in Mumbai, India, he has lived and worked out of Singapore since 1997.

Rachita Jain

Founding Partner

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Rachita graduated with honors from Princeton University where she studied economics and finance. She worked in investment banking in New York, where she advised companies in the financial technology space on financing as well as M&A. She is excited to work with entrepreneurs on advising and growing early stage ventures.

Our Partners

Optimum Solutions

Optimum Solutions, is a Singapore based full spectrum Software Solutions and Managed Services Company. Founded in 1997, it has since grown to 2000+ employees, committed to fully serve its clients in Singapore, China, USA, Malaysia, Philippines & India.

Balwant Jain

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Balwant Jain is the founder and CEO of Optimum Solutions. A visionary leader and entrepreneur himself, he has more than 25 years of experience in shaping and influencing the direction of the regional IT services industry. 

Vinod Martin

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Vinod Martin is the Chief Operating Officer at optimum Solutions  responsible for Operations, Strategic Planning and Project Delivery. He spearheads new projects, ensuring the firms stays at the forefront of technology in constantly changing times.  

 

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