Team

Leadership Team

Melannials” is what we call our employees – the future looking and the ones who inspire us with infinite curiosity and energy. 

NKK Mela Ventures

Krishnakumar Natarajan

Managing Partner

NS Partha Mela Ventures

Parthasarathy N.S

Managing Partner

Vasan VMS

Vasan VMS

Head of Finance

Prachi Malpani

Prachi Malpani

Investment Analyst

Advisory Board

Somasegar Mela Ventures

S. Somasegar

Advisor

Soma is a Managing Director at Madrona Venture Group focusing on B2B and enterprise related start-ups. Soma invests across a wide variety of technology areas including machine learning / artificial intelligence, intelligent applications, next-generation cloud infrastructure, multi-sense user interfaces and robotic process automation. Prior to joining Madrona in 2015, Soma had a successful twenty-seven year long career with Microsoft where he most recently was Corporate Vice President of the Developer Division. Soma has long been an angel investor in a wide range of technology start-ups both in the U.S. and internationally.

Neetan Chopra Mela Ventures

Neetan Chopra

Advisor

Neetan is a Global CTO at Dubai Holding, UAE and is currently leading digital transformation, analytics, and technology outcomes for the group, which owns assets of over USD 35  billion.

Neetan has a 28-year track record of delivering business transformation and value using technology and innovation. A passionate advocate of ‘being digital’ as opposed to just ‘doing digital’ and helping enterprises and talent to compete in the digital era.

A TEDx speaker and an adjunct professor at leading institutes, Neetan is recognized as the business transformer in Silicon Valley.

Padmashree Mela Ventures

Padmashree Shagrithaya

Advisor

Padmashree is a global business leader for Analytics, Data Sciences and AI at Capgemini India. Being part of the senior leadership team, she is responsible for steering AI & Analytics at Capgemini, towards being market leader in this space.

In a diversified career spanning over 26 years, Padmashree, has crafted and led multiple large and complex transformation programs delivering strong business outcomes for many clients, leveraging Data, Technology, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Being a solid believer in the positive impact of AI in changing and shaping our future, she along with her team have curated and executed to scale many award-winning AI solutions focused on building robust & trustworthy, AI, solving varied business problems.

A frequent speaker at leading AI forums, Padmashree is also on the advisory council for leading analytics learning platforms viz. Upgrad and WileyNxt. She has recently co-authored the Innovation Black Book for Enterprise 4.0.

Mack Gill Mela Ventures

Mack Gill

Advisor

Mack is currently COO & Board Director of Torstone Technology, a leading post-trade SaaS platform for global financial markets. Prior to this Mack was CEO of MillenniumIT, a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), and leading software provider for the global market infrastructure industry.

From 2014 to 2017 Mack was identified as one of the top trading technology leaders in the financial services industry by Institutional Investor magazine in their “Trading Technology 40“ feature, and in 2018 was named one of the “top 25 FinTech Innovators” by Harrington Starr. Mack was chosen as a member of the Young Global Leaders, an affiliate of the World Economic Forum, and is also a board member of the International Association of Quantitative Finance (IAQF). Mack holds a B.A. from the University of British Columbia and a Master’s degree from Yale University.

Investment Committe

NKK Mela Ventures

Krishnakumar Natarajan

Managing Partner

NS Partha Mela Ventures

Parthasarathy N.S

Managing Partner

Rostow Ravanan Mela Ventures

Rostow Ravanan

Member, Investment Committee

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