About Us

About The GAIN

The GAIN since 2018 has successfully supported over 50+ startups with its unique offering of an Accelerator supported by the VC platform – StartupXseed. Major USP being connecting the startups to global markets through its well-established partner network across 13+ countries.

The GAIN’s focus:

  • Accelerating Growth through Mentoring and VC connects
  • Global Market Access and Business Partnerships
  • Cross Border business innovation through Global connects
  • Accelerating Growth through Mentoring and VC connects
  • Global Market Access and Business Partnerships
  • Cross Border business innovation through Global connects

Vision

To be one of the most sought after acceleration programs in the world that will be driven by alumni of successful entrepreneurs.

Mission

To reinforce early-stage, growth-driven entrepreneurs and startups through education, mentorship, market fit and financing.

About Us

Founding Team

B V Naidu

Founder & MD

Varad Rajan Krishna

Co-Founder and CEO

Dr. Krishna Mikkilineni

Co-Founder

Advisory Board

Prashanth Prakash

Partner, Accel

Dr. Krishna Mikkilineni

Former CTO & Board Member, Honeywell Technologies Inc

Dr. Satya Gupta

Chairman, IESAc

Sanjay Anandaram

Governing Board Member,TiE Bangalore Advisor, iSpirt

Ravi Gururaj

Founder & CEO, QikPod

Operations Team

Raghuveer S Bhat

Executive Manager
Strategy & Investments

Tanvi Badulla

Program Coordinator
(Global Initiatives)

Setu Sharma

Program Coordinator
Branding & Sustainability strategist

Prashanth R Natarajan

Operations Executive
Government Initiatives

Evaluation and Investment Team

Ravi Thakur

Co-founding Partner, StartupXseed

Kishore Kumar

Principal, StartupXseed

Swarup Ravichandran

Investment Analyst, StartupXseed

We believe entrepreneurs can change the world.