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Vivek Bansal

 

Arvind Chakravarti

 

Aman Batra

 

Rajan Suprabhat

 

The Plus Ventures team is comprised of highly experienced management investors with deep venture capital, operational, entrepreneurial and technical talent. Working as a team on every investment we make, we are committed to deploying the complementary skill sets and resources of our team. We thrive on active, hands-on involvement with each portfolio company. If you are looking for this kind of partner, we invite you to learn more about our team.

Team Members

Vivek Bansal, Founder and Managing Director

Vivek Bansal has over 18 years of executive management experience in private and public companies, including start-up, high growth and established and global multinational organizations. Vivek has held various executive positions at GlobespanVirata (now Conexant) as the Executive Vice President and General Manager responsible for worldwide marketing, product development and corporate strategies. Having successfully scaled up GlobespanVirata, the company finally merged with Conexant in 2004, to form a $900+ million world leader in the broadband semiconductor segment. Prior to this, Vivek founded Ficon Technology, a leading product and communication systems and solutions provider for broadband platforms which was then acquired by Globespan. Vivek also worked at NEC Research Laboratories, where he was part of the R&D team whose efforts led to the very inception of broadband technology. Vivek currently serves as Board Member of Infopro, Imetris, Aniotek, Vitendo Systems and Accela Media. He is also an active board member in the Liberty group in India. Vivek has an engineering degree from MS University, India and a Masters in Computer Science from Kansas State University, USA.

Arvind Chakravarti, Partner

Arvind brings with him 20+ years of experience in R&D, Business Development and Strategic Marketing in areas of Telecom Services, Communication Systems and Semiconductor systems solutions. Prior to Plus Ventures, Arvind was Director of Worldwide Marketing at GlobespanVirata and Conexant Systems Inc. (NASD: CNXT) where he focused on strategic marketing and business development for the Broadband Access business across North America, Europe and APAC regions. Arvind has worked at AT&T Bell Labs and AT&T labs for 15 years where he was a Technical Manager. Later Arvind was the Director of Systems Engineering at startup Eulix Networks, a startup OEM in the telecom broadband equipment space. He has a Bachelors degree in Physics and a Masters degree in Physics (Electronics) from Bombay University and a Masters in Electrical Engineering degree from University of Missouri – Rolla..

Aman Batra, Partner

Aman brings with him 10 years of experience in finance and accounting and a strategic mindset for operational and managerial business strategy across a variety of industry verticals, including retail, media, IT and ITES, telecommunications, and the Internet. Aman was with the Corporate Finance Division of Ernst and Young India as Associate Vice President where he was primarily involved with valuation and business strategy assignments. Prior to that he was with the Investment Banking division of PaineWebber Incorporated in USA. At PaineWebber his focus was primarily on public and private equity, Mergers and Acquisitions. He has worked closely on strategic initiatives with promoters and executive management of companies across the globe. A select representation of his clients include ITC, Godrej, Chambal, Birlasoft, NIIT, Nextel Communications, Global Light Telecommunications, Churchill, Webdunia, Millennium Information Technologies, and Aksh Optifiber. Aman holds a BBA from Babson College, USA and a Diploma in Economics from the London School of Economics.

Rajan Suprabhat, Principal

Rajan brings with him 8 years of experience in Operations, Strategic Management and Business Development across IT & ITeS, Media & entertainment and internet. As an entrepreneur, he co-founded MovieCan, a company focused in the entertainment solutions and movie marketing vertical. He has also worked as Director Venture Development for an Incubation and Private Equity firm where he was responsible for growing, managing and steering portfolio companies across diverse industry verticals. Before joining Plus Ventures, Rajan was with ECMi, an enterprise solutions company as part of the management team to streamline the company's offshore operations in India. Rajan holds a Management from International Institute of Advanced Studies.

 

 

 

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