Bijal Mehta
Founder & Managing Partner

Bijal Mehta is a dynamic and accomplished tech entrepreneur, renowned for his exceptional vision and expertise in building and exiting successful organizations. With a career spanning three decades and a remarkable track record of founding and selling three companies, he has established himself as a prominent figure in the global tech ecosystem. Bijal's international savvy style and holistic approach have consistently inspired trust and fostered groundbreaking achievements. Bijal's illustrious career is marked by a series of groundbreaking accomplishments. As a senior executive and serial entrepreneur, he has expertly navigated the intricacies of organization building, successfully launching, and exiting multiple ventures. His unparalleled insight and strategic acumen have propelled each of these ventures to new heights of success.

With an unwavering passion for technological innovation, Bijal has founded and sold three companies that have collectively generated revenues exceeding $300 million. Notably, Bijal led Accel, which was acquired by Mantech International Corporation (NASDAQ: MANT), solidifying his reputation as a shrewd and visionary entrepreneur. He also spearheaded iCode, later renamed Everest Software, which was acquired by Versata (Trilogy). Additionally, Bijal successfully built and sold Arctern to Volt Information Sciences, Inc. (NYSE American: VOLT).

Bijal possesses a diverse skill set that spans various domains critical to organizational success. His deep understanding of technology startups, product management, software R&D, venture capital, and offshore outsourcing has allowed him to navigate the ever-changing tech landscape with precision. With a keen eye for emerging trends and a penchant for strategic execution, Bijal has consistently delivered exceptional results.

As a respected industry leader, Bijal has been an active participant in renowned organizations such as TiE, Entrepreneurs Organization (EO), and Young Presidents Organization (YPO Gold). His contributions have not gone unnoticed, with a nomination for the 2003 E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year further underscoring his industry acclaim. Bijal's extensive network and collaborative approach have been instrumental in fostering valuable partnerships and driving collective growth.

Bijal's educational foundation is rooted in excellence. He holds degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech, a renowned institution known for producing top-tier tech talent. By combining visionary thinking, strategic execution, and a deep-rooted commitment to innovation, Bijal Mehta has made an indelible mark on the global tech industry.

Siddharth Das
Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Siddharth Das is a visionary leader in the technology landscape, known for his expertise in driving digital transformationand fostering exponential growth for medium-sized firms. With a career spanning nearly three decades and an impressive track record of acquiring and nurturing CXO level relationships with Fortune 1000 firms, Siddharth has consistently delivered high revenue growth in senior leadership and P&L roles. His ability to growth-hack mid-sized companies, propelling them to a remarkable 10X scale with revenues exceeding $50 million and a CAGR of over 50%, has solidified his position as a sought-after expert in the industry.

As a seasoned tech executive, Siddharth has spearheaded go-to-market offerings across diverse industry domains including Healthcare, Life Sciences, BFSI, Automotive, Retail, Manufacturing, Media, and Telecom. His focus on digital native areas such as AI, Data, product engineering, cloud, automation and CX, including BPM, KPO, and legacy business transformation, has enabled customer organizations to thrive and accelerate in a rapidly evolving digital landscape. Siddharth's holistic approach to digital transformation has positioned him as a trusted advisor to numerous global firms.

Siddharth's professional journey encompasses a rich tapestry of experiences across mid- sized and large firms. He has played pivotal roles in prominent organizations such as Brillio, Apexon, Arctern (Volt), Commex, ionidea, and Standard Chartered Bank. In his last stint at Brillio, he served as the Managing Director Customer Success, where he worked closely with global Fortune 1000 firms, solidifying his reputation as a reliable and customer-centric leader. Siddharth's entrepreneurial spirit is evident through his successful exit from equra, further showcasing his ability to navigate the startup landscape and drive sustainable growth.

Siddharth is a proud alumnus of UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business renowned for its innovation and forward thinking. He is also associated with the prestigious TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs), and the Cal Alumni Association, underscoring his commitment to continuous learning, collaboration, and industry-wide progress. His global outlook, extensive experience, and innovative mindset position him as a catalyst for change and a trusted partner in driving sustainable success. Beyond his professional endeavours, he is keenly involved in social impact initiatives within organic farming and the traditional fine arts.

Sudhakar Vishwanath
Chief Legal Officer

Sudhakar is an accomplished global business leader with an illustrious career spanning over two and half decades. Sudhakar is a distinguished professional known for his exceptional expertise in corporate law and strategic leadership. He has successfully held key roles in diverse sectors, including manufacturing, non-banking financial corporations (NBFCs), and the IT products and services industry.

Sudhakar's career journey spans nearly three decades where he rapidly ascended the ranks, assuming various pivotal positions across renowned organizations. Notably, he played a significant role as part of the senior management team at Compulink Systems Limited, a Pune-based IT product and services company. During his tenure of over seven years, Sudhakar contributed to the company's remarkable growth, witnessing its successful venture funding and subsequent listing on the public market in 2005.

In his most recent corporate endeavor, Sudhakar served as the Director and General Counsel at Arctern Consulting Private Limited, a subsidiary of Volt Information Sciences Inc. For an impressive fourteen years, he provided strategic direction and expert legal guidance, overseeing all legal affairs. Sudhakar's areas of responsibility encompassed corporate compliance, employment and labor contracts, real estate matters, intellectual property, and general commercial transactions. His astute leadership and meticulous approach played a pivotal role in driving the organization's success.

Known for his extensive experience in corporate law, legal affairs, and secretarial matters, Sudhakar possesses a wealth of knowledge and insights in navigating complex business landscapes. His educational background includes a Bachelor's degree in law and commerce, and he is an esteemed Associate Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, New Delhi. Sudhakar's comprehensive understanding of legal intricacies combined with his business acumen equips him to provide robust and pragmatic solutions to intricate challenges.

Beyond his professional endeavours, Sudhakar is an avid adventurer and weekend trekker who finds solace and inspiration in the picturesque landscapes of the Indian Himalayas.

Shruthi Muniyappa
Chief Financial Officer

With an illustrious career spanning two decades, Shruthi Muniyappa brings a wealth of expertise in managing finance functions of companies, audit, mergers and acquisitions, fundraising, and sustainable growth advisory. Her extensive knowledge and experience have made her a trusted advisor for businesses seeking strategic financial guidance.

Shruthi is a distinguished Chartered Accountant and holds an LLB degree. Her professional journey includes the establishment of Sarus Advisory Services in 2014. As the founder and leader of this esteemed financial consulting firm, Shruthi has successfully guided numerous businesses towards sustainable growth and financial success.

Prior to founding Sarus Advisory Services, Shruthi honed her skills and expertise during her tenure at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India Private Limited (DTTL). For over six years, she specialized in M&A Transaction Services, assisting businesses in navigating complex transactions and optimizing their strategic initiatives. Shruthi's invaluable insights and meticulous approach have played a pivotal role in driving successful mergers and acquisitions.

During her formative years, Shruthi gained significant audit and assurance experience while completing her CA articleship at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Her exposure to diverse industries and rigorous auditing processes has provided her with a comprehensive understanding of financial systems and best practices. Shruthi's meticulous attention to detail and commitment to excellence have earned her a stellar reputation in the field.

Shruthi's professional achievements extend beyond her consultancy work. She has provided financial advisory services to esteemed organizations such as Cascade3d, ATNDA, and Tarun Sardesai Golf Academy, demonstrating her ability to deliver strategic financial guidance to diverse clients. Additionally, she has played key roles in significant transactions, including Norwest Venture Partners' investment in Thyrocare and IndoUS Venture Partners' investment in Magster Inc. Shruthi has also conducted due diligence for prominent companies, such as a leading iron and steel conglomerate considering the purchase of another listed iron and steel manufacturing company. Her expertise has been instrumental in facilitating successful business deals and strategic partnerships.

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Shruthi leads a fulfilling life outside of work. She is an avid sports enthusiast, and her passion for sports underscores her dedication, discipline, and teamwork. Shruthi also finds balance and inspiration through activities such as running, painting, practicing yoga, and indulging in reading.

Socially, Shruthi actively contributes to initiatives focused on human welfare and community development. She serves as an Honorary Director, Strategy & Operations at Samatvam Science and Research for Human Welfare, and she isĀ  also a volunteer with 'Stop India Spitting' a national group trying to bring a behavioural positive change.