Founder at Crucible Fund

Over 33 years of experience across Investment Banking, projects and technology. I have spent over 20 years in Investment Banking and have sourced and delivered assignments in almost all segments of the industry (M&A, resource raising, ECM etc.).

Specialties: Advisory in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions as well as fund raising. Starting and mentoring teams and businesses.

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Accenture Technology Services​

I am a globally relevant leader with a career spanning over 25 years.  I have always been associated with technology and have worked extensively with clients on ways technology can help drive business outcomes. As a technology enthusiast, I am very interested in the way technology is transforming the way we do business and is also creating opportunities to innovate. 
I bring relevant experience that includes defining the strategy for Accenture’s Technology Services, building new technology capability globally for Accenture and many years of scaling up the Technology Delivery Centers in India. 
I was a member of the Accenture Corporate Citizenship Council, and the Chairperson of the Technology Governance Committee for Corporate Citizenship. 
I am also a keen racquet sports person. Along with my children I have recently discovered a passion for scuba diving.

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Director – Strategies, Data Science Foundation, Ecosystem of Data Scientists, India, UK, USA

An advanced degree on Leadership, Strategy & Social Psychology from the London Business School and a Computer Science degree from the University of Southampton, Kaustav has 23 years of experience and a long list of professional achievements tagged to his name including one in Psychometrics from the University of Cambridge.

Besides his businesses, his current engagements include

* Startups and Incubation at SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai 

* Advisor & Mentor at IIM Calcutta Innovation Park, Kolkata & the North East

* Mentor & Advisor for Innovation at NSHM Knowledge Campus, Kolkata

* Director Strategies at Data Science Foundation - the world's largest Data Science Ecosystem 

* Consultant at Swayam Shikshan Prayog, Pune


Kaustav has taught more than 35,000 students all over the world and is a well-known counsellor, interview skills trainer and advisor to young adults in more than 12 countries.

Kaustav is a mentor, guide and advisor to young businesses. His current interests are in Virtual Reality, AI and traditional opportunities like Education Tech, Healthcare (especially Senior Citizen care), Tourism (Adventure, offbeat) and Business Process Outsourcing.  

His personal interests include Writing - 1 of his stories has been recently made into a movie and is streaming on Zee5. He is an avid Cricketer and plays for teams in India and the UK. He loves the mountains and feels self-defence & emergency care should be made mandatory for children in schools.

He currently stays between London, Singapore and India. 


Managing Director & Head Capital Markets, Morgan Stanley, India

Currently key senior member of the Morgan Stanley Investment Banking team as well as Capital Markets team and responsible for building Morgan Stanley’s India Financials & Capital Markets franchise. Part of Morgan Stanley India Investment Banking’s founding team post separation of JV with JM Financial in 2007. As Financial Head, in the last 9 years, has led over USD 8 billion of equity financing and over USD 15 billion of M&A transactions on behalf of Morgan Stanley. Morgan Stanley has been ranked No 1 in India M&A for financial services since 2010 as per ThompsonOne. Only Financial Franchise in India to have worked on equity and M&A deals across FIG sub-segments i.e. Banks, NBFCs, Insurance, Asset Management, Stock Exchange, Microfinance, Ratings with repeat clients.  In April 2014 was recognized by Economic Times & Spencer Stuart 40 under Forty – India’s hottest business leader as well as by Fortune India which carried the special feature on Investment Bankers titled “The New masters of the Universe” in their August 2011 issue.



Founder at Roots Ventures

Passionate investor & mentor. Deep holistic & measured experience, having worked with promoters & diverse businesses for over 16 years across the financial services spectrum in venture capital, private and public equity, project finance, and corporate banking.

- Established two alternative asset management businesses. Youngest in the country to head an alternative asset management business, at the age of 31. Raised 3 funds to date investing in early-stage, private equity & public markets.



Co-Founder at Clearview Consulting

Chartered Accountant, CS, CISA & DISA

Experience in Mergers & Acquisitions, Audit, Forensics, Sox and Control Assurance

Peerformance Award winner - HUL & PWC



Senior VP, Head-ECM & PE, IDBI Capital Markets & Securities

20 years of core Investment Banking experience in Equity & Debt fundraising and nearly 25 years of work experience spanning industries such as Manufacturing & Media.

Experience Profile: Capital Markets Origination & Execution, Debt Syndication (including Project Finance, Listed Debt, Muni Bonds and Securitized & Structured Debt, etc.), Journalism (Reporting & Feature writing), Production and R&D in the Paint Industry.



CEO & Managing Partner of Oceans Bridge


An Investment Banker & Angel Investor by Profession, CA by qualification, ex-Deloitte, ex- Spandana Microfinance, working in fundraising space, both debt & Equity, Private Equity, Venture Capital for listed and unlisted companies. 

A start-up specialist and Angel Investor since 7 years. Have various successful exits in startups. 40Under40 Alternative Investment Professionals 2019 by AIWMI. Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 by CM Dr.Raman Singh and Naveen Jindal.