Welcome to Digital Futurists Angels Network, a community-backed angel network improving mentoring and support.

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Investment

We invest in promising tech-driven, B2B startups that moves us.

Mentoring

With years of experience and expertise, we provide best-of-class mentoring to startups.

Community

Being backed by a digital community, we provide ample opportunities for collaboration and support.

Who Are We?

Digital Futurists Angels Pvt. Ltd. was formed with a vision to help, nurture & grow the startups. We not only invest in a start-up that we choose after careful due diligence but our whole community actively contributes to the success of the startup that we so choose.

Digital Futurists Angels Pvt Ltd. (DFAN) is HQ’ed in Gurgaon, Haryana. DFAN is supported by a vibrant and rich Digital Futurists (DF in short) community of some of the smartest minds globally, pushing the envelope on bleeding-edge technologies like AI, Blockchain, IoT, Industry 4.0, Robotics, Computer Vision etc. and how they can help solve the business problems. Our members come from large enterprises and well-recognized start-ups. Our goal is to foster collaboration for new business, mentorship, investments, learning across disciplines, and scaling.

Our goal is to foster collaboration for new business, mentorship, investments learning across disciplines, and scaling.

In a community-backed angel network, money is a byproduct, adding value to startups is the priority.

OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLE

Our Team

Vivek Gupta

Vivek Gupta

Director & Co-Founder
Rajeev Seoni

Rajeev Seoni

Director & Co-Founder
Vikram Gupta

Vikram Gupta

CEO & Co-Founder
Mohit Arora

Mohit Arora

Director & CFO, Co-Founder
Alok Mani

Alok Mani

Co-Founder

Our Advisors

Dr Mohan Kaul

Dr Mohan Kaul

Advisor

Vice-Chair and member of the board of Directors of Indo-UK Institute of Health. He is an influential and recognized international policy adviser, business leader, social entrepreneur, and academician. Also, Chairman of Pontaq-UK India Innovation Fund & Others

Srinivas Kilambi

Srinivas Kilambi

Advisor

An alumnus of IIT-M B.Tech, Johns Hopkins and Clarkson MS, and Ph.D. from ORNL, Srinivas was former CXO of Tata and Reliance. He has more than 20+ patents and experience of raising $100 M in VC/PE Funding. He has done 2 successful US M&A exits.

Girish Shivani

Girish Shivani

Advisor

Girish is a co-founder of YourNest. He has varied experience of over 26 years across domains like IT consulting, Telecom, Media, and Financial Services. He specializes in Early Stage Venture Capital investing, Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence & Analytics.

Ajai Garg

Ajai Garg

Advisor

Director at Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology. An alumnus of IIT Kanpur, Has authored more than 20 Research Papers and holds 2 Patents. Expertise in IPR, e-governance, emerging technology trends and new digital paradigms

Sameer Gupta

Sameer Gupta

Advisor

Director at Haldivita. 30+ years of global experience in Managing Organizations, Business Development & Financial Operations. Helping businesses grow by defining goals, developing financial models, and devising a growth strategy. Also, an alumnus of ICAI

Sanjeev Kakkar

Sanjeev Kakkar

Advisor

Co-founder of RT Outsourcing Services -reverse logistics, hardware service, and IT waste management. Sanjeev led the company into 4 rounds of VC funding and exits. Exited the company in 2011 and founded an incubator, Aegis. Also, an alumnus of IIT-D & BITS.

Yamini Bhushan Pandey

Yamini Bhushan Pandey

Advisor

CEO of AIC Indian School of Business, Yamini is also an IIT Mumbai alumnus and a Tech Startup Founder (Y Combinator Startup School Graduate). Experienced in Strategy, Innovation, Technology & Entrepreneurship. Worked extensively with the Ministry of Science & Technology, Ministry of Electronics & Communication, Startup India, NASSCOM, Defence Innovation Organization, Govt of UP & NiTi Aayog under Atal Innovation Mission.

Tripti Shinghal Somani

Tripti Shinghal Somani

Advisor

TEDx speaker, CA, MSMEs' Success Coach & Founder of Woman incubator "Womennovator". She brings a decade-plus successful career with PwC, GT, & World Bank, and ecosystem in Finance, Strategy, Governance, Market Validation, and Fund Raising. Contributing as “Policy ChangeMaker” for Government to support Women and MSME entrepreneurs, connected 150+ Influencers, 600 Jury Members across 100 Smart Cities & 85+ sectors in India & abroad.

Our FinTech Advisors

Prasanna Lohar

Prasanna Lohar

Chief Innovation Officer, DCB Bank

Currently practicing Digital Transformation, Innovation Implementation & Architecture Orchestration at DCB Bank. Over 21+ Years of Industry Experience in Engineering and Development, Product Development, Organization Strategy & Governance, Risk Audit Compliance Management, Business Process Management, Enterprise Architecture, Mobile Apps, Digital Transformation, Fintech, E-Commerce, Payments, Platform & Product Innovation, Data Science, Automation, , AR & VR , Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Open Stack, Cloud Computing, Analytics, Big Data, IOT, Blockchain, UI-UX & Business Development.

Sanchit Vir Gogia

Sanchit Vir Gogia

Chief Analyst, Founder & CEO, Greyhound Research

Sanchit Vir Gogia is the founder of a Global, Award-Winning, Enterprise Technology Research & Advisory firm. Greyhound Research works closely with global organizations, their CxOs and Board of Directors on Digital Transformation decisions. SVG’s research is often referenced by large global organizations for their technology and innovation strategy. Greyhound Research works closely with multiple stakeholders in the technology ecosystem including IT decision-makers, IT Vendors, IT Channel Partners, Venture Capitalist/ Private Equity Funds, Government Institutions and Startups.

Tarun Bansal

Tarun Bansal

Founding Member, ZikZuk Technologies

Tarun is a fintech expert with multiple years of experience in building successful products and cracking last mile distribution. He has been part of multiple 0-1 and 1-10 stage fintech startups including Davinta - an NBFC. As an ex-founder, he setup a SME digital lending marketplace. He has an extensive experience in setting up financial inclusion ecosystem leveraging Kirana merchants. Currently, he is setting up a disruptive SME neo banking platform focusing on cash flow management and Credit for SMEs. In addition to providing SME’s business management software, the platform launch cobrand business credit cards.

Sachin Seth

Sachin Seth

Partner at EY, Digital & Fintech Leader

Digital, Fintech & Technology transformation thought leader with global experience, Contributor to South Asia's leading Digital Platforms (SBI YONO, Indiabulls Dhani, Cargills Online) I Rainmaker I Speaker | Author | Industry convergence evangelist I Business coach and startup mentor | Advisor to CXOs/CEOs/Chairpersons | Panelist and moderator | Guest faculty | Jury member for corporate and startup awards | Angel investor Passionate about: OpenPlatforms I Financial inclusion & literacy | Environment & sustainability | Road safety | Social impact | Talent development I Entrepreneurship

Sanjeev Agarwal

Sanjeev Agarwal

Ex CIO IBM India & Apollo Munich Health Insurance

Information Technology Management professional with a strong techno-commercial orientation, having over 31 years of experience in the field, having worked with Apollo Munich Health Insurance, IBM India, NIIT, and CMC. Core competency is in managing IT Management, Infra & App Management Services, and Services Integration for Global and Domestic clients, for IT services organizations. A business and technical leader (CIO), having experience in Aligning IT with Business Strategy, driving Global business / IT programs etc

Sanjay Kachru

Sanjay Kachru

Co-Founder and Director, Fritillary Life Advisory and Platform Services

Brings in two+ decades of rich working experience with leading banks/financial institutions like GE Capital, ABN Amro Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, and Exim Bank both in Indian and international markets is an asset. He is an astute business Leader, with great year-after-year success achieving revenue, profit, and business growth objectives even with rapidly changing environments. has strong credentials in rolling out innovative strategies to transform business units into globally competitive business ventures.

Godavarma CK

Godavarma CK

Principal Product Manager, EmployeeExperts

Experienced IT Professional | IIM Kozhikode Alumni | Ex-Infosys - Unit Leadership role in Infosys | Director SaaS platform , Member DFAN - Performed Process & Business Excellence role in Finacle (Infosys banking product), a. Driven change program programs to achieve unit growth and profitability b. Designed & deployed programs to develop new products / new services and manage these to scale

Balwant C Surti

Balwant C Surti

Industry Principal, EdgeVerve Systems Ltd. | Banking and IT Consultant and Advisor

After a career spanning over 38 years with leading banks and IT Banking Solution Providers, Surti started his own practice as a consultant to Banks, IT companies, Fintechs, and Tech startups. He has worked with over 100 banks worldwide in various consulting and delivery roles with Finacle from Infosys He was also head of Finacle User Education & Training.

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