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An Entrepreneur at heart  
Investor by Choice

About Mahesh

Mahesh is the founder of Tech Innovations, an investment platform that intends to provide liquidity to Founders and Investors alike.

Mahesh is a distinguished Sloan Fellow of London Business School.

 

Mahesh is part of the Leadership Council of FinBlue, the FinTech Centre of Excellence set up, by the Government of India.

Member, Steering Committee of AICTE and Ministry of Education Innovation Cell - Angel Investor Network by Government of India

Mahesh is the founder and chief mentor of Trusted Donations which connects CSR and donors to verified NGOs.

 

He is a partner in the Pontaq Cross Border Innovation Fund based in the UK (Regulated by FCA) and India (Regulated by SEBI) which has invested in over 100+ startups.

 

He is a qualified Chief Insurance Officer as approved by IRDA.

Above all, inspired by none other than Dr Abdul Kalam, Mahesh founded Commonwealth Inclusive Growth Services Ltd, a FinTech company that operates in over 30,000 villages, servicing over 7 million customers across 20+ states transacting over $2 billion (more than 15,000 crores a year).

He is an avid mentor and teacher. He teaches entrepreneurship and the valuation of startups. He is a professor of practice at Krea University, visiting faculty at the Indian School of Business (ISB), the National Police Academy, and the National Academy of Direct Taxes.

By way of academic qualification, Mahesh did his Post MBA Sloan Fellowship program at London Business School in the UK and currently volunteers as the London Business School alumni club president based out of Chennai.

He is also an alumnus of the Stanford Seed Transformation programme and volunteered as the Treasurer of the Stanford Transformation Network alumni.

Mahesh hails from Thanjavur and has worked across the world. He is known for his wit like his distinguished father. Mahesh loves Coffee, Carnatic music, and Comics.

Serial  Entrepreneur 
Angel Investor 

 Social   Entrepreneur

Venture   Capital 

I advise startups to scale

I help founders scale their startups. ​
 

There are several resources that are quite useful which I have gathered over the years.

Business Model:

Before you jump into building a business plan, make sure you have clarity on your business model.

Try to answer these three questions:

1. Who is your customer?

2. What is your value proposition? What problem are you solving?

3. How do you make money?

If you want to have a structured way to think about how to build a business model the Business Model Canvas could be a good place to start.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoAOzMTLP5s

Once you get to understand the 9 basic building blocks, you can deep dive into each of these areas and try to expand on these.

Here are some of the books and online resources that could help:

https://www.strategyzer.com/books

Business Plan

Are you looking for business plan templates? Better to try www.liveplan.com 

Clients &

Collaborations

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Founder & Chief Mentor

Commonwealth Inclusive Growth Services Ltd

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General Partner

A Cross Border Innovation Fund.

Connecting CSR and Donors to

NGOs verified physically and digitally

Chief Mentor
Tech Innovations
Founder 

Emerging Tech Innovations

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Past Governing Council Member

Chair, FinTech Special Interest Group TiE Chennai

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Chennai City Chair

Winmark Global CEO Network

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Leadership Council Member

FinTech Centre of Excellence set up Government of India at STPI, Chennai.

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Head of Alumni Club, Chennai

London Business School

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Visiting Faculty

Indian School of Business

National Police Academy
Visiting Faculty

National Police Academy

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Visiting Professor of Practice

Krea University

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Guest Faculty

National Academy of Direct Taxes

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Steering Committee Member

MoE's Innovation Cell

Angel

Networks

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Investment

Portfolio

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