The Team

The Founders

Founded by a trio of serial entrepreneurs that have successfully worked with 5000+ startups, 100+ VCs ,15+ govt bodies, 10+ think tanks across the world including India, Silicon Valley, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia.

Arjita Sethi

Chief Seed Nurturer | Dream Coach

Arjita is the founder of The Founders Vault, a collective of global founders, experts and investors building sustainable businesses. She is a Professor, Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Hult International Business school and San Francisco State University. Also, the Founder and CEO of Equally, a Silicon Valley venture-backed startup that uses AR and AI to redefine education. Arjita sits on the Advisory Board of Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center. She uses her experience in Silicon Valley, Academics & entrepreneurship to create & coach the ‘perfect playbook’. Having coached more than 200 startups to date, her passion lies in creating a community of innovators that pay it forward. Seeds nurtured- 600+ across Silicon Valley & India  

Yatin K Thakur

Chief Seed Scouter | Imagination Enabler

Yatin is the Founder of CoworkIn, India’s first & most in-depth startup community-focused co-working platform. He is also the Chairman of GEN ASIA, the leading voice of emerging Asian startups, stakeholders, policymakers on the world’s largest global platform for startups. Yatin is also a  Grassroots Champion – from being a farmer to working with the ecosystems at the fringe of development, Yatin is passionate about bringing ideas from across the spectrum to life. He has also served as an Executive Committee Member towards formation of Women Entrepreneurship Platform set up by NITI Aayog and advisor to various organizations in India and around the world. Seeds nurtured- 800+ across public, private ecosystems

Upasna Dash

Chief Seed Grower | Brand Magician

Upasna is the Founder & CEO of Jajabor Brand Consultancy, one of India’s leading PR & Brand Strategy. Upasna has worked with over 500+ startups & VCs and continues to work with Unicorns, leading VCs, emerging startups, global initiatives & policy think-tanks. She also serves as the Vice-President of the Start-up India Advisory, Jury Member- Women Entrepreneurship Programme-Niti Aayog, Global Shaper-World Economic Forum. Her expertise lies in unleashing the power of branding & communication to move businesses to the next level.  Seeds nurtured- 500+ across 10+ markets, 50+ verticals