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Rajeev Manjrekar, Datakatalyst

Rajeev Manjrekar

Chief Advisor

Rajeev is a Graduate in Statistics from University of Pune and has pursued his MBA from SIBM Pune.

After a corporate career spanning 2 decades across renowned companies like  Adecco SA,  ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank,  SBI Cards, Pidilite Industries and L'Oreal in leadership positions, he decided to become an entrepreneur in 2012 and started Datakatalyst.

He has successfully launched, scaled-up and exited from two startup ventures - Hyper Local Search App (2013-15) and HR Tech Product (2015-18) as a Co-Founder.

Since 2018, he has been advising startups and their founders as an Investment Banker to make them investor ready and help raising equity funds through his network.

He is also on board of various Entrepreneurship Cells of premier educational institutes across the country and is empaneled as a Mentor with Startup India, a Government of India Initiative.

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Meet The Team

Ashish Kulkarni


With an MBA from Oxford Brookes University, Ashish is heading the Investor Relations Team. He has over 15 years of Sales & Marketing experience in India & UK in multiple domains and is passionate about Deep Tech startups.

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Deepa Manjrekar


Science Graduate from University of Pune with PG degree in IT, Deepa has worked with tech ventures like Convergent Technologies, Datapro Infoworld, UTL Technologies and telecom major Idea Cellular. She manages the Operations and Technology Innovation.

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Nikhil Gulati

Sr. Financial Analyst

Nikhil comes with an experience in Startup and Corporate Advisory. He has helped multiple ventures in their growth journey by formulating fund raising strategies and connecting them to right counter parties. He has graduated from Delhi University and is pursuing his CFA.

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Abhishek Jha

Financial Analyst

Economics Graduate and an MBA from IBS Gurgaon, Abhishek has more than 3 years of experience in Financial Modelling and Client Relations

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Radhika Mahalle

Research Associate

With graduation in  Science and an MBA from Pune University, Radhika is driving the research initiative and helps in collating the industry and competition data. She is also the first point of contact for pitch deck reviews.

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Shivani Deshmukh

Marketing Associate

An Engineer by qualification and writer by passion, Shivani has been an entrepreneur and startup enthusiast from her college days. She is the creative brain behind our blogs and marketing campaigns.

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Shagun Mehta

Intern - Special Project

Bachelor in Business Administration from MIT WPU, Shagun is currently pursuing his MBA from SIBM Pune. He is also a member of the Innovation Council team. He is working on a special project which will go live soon.

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Isha Billore

Intern - Special Project

Graduate in  International Business from DAVV Indore and Fashion Designing from INIFD, Isha is currently pursuing her MBA from SIBM Pune. She is also a member of the Corporate Interface team. She is working on a special project which will go live soon.

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