An Entrepreneur at heart  
Investor by Choice

About Mahesh

Mahesh Ramachandran is a successful Serial and Social Entrepreneur turned investor. Mahesh is an angel investor, mentor, independent director supporting innovative startups and helps build the ecosystem.

Mahesh is a distinguished Sloan Fellow of London Business School.

Mahesh is Leadership Council and Programme Management Group member of FinBlue - FinTech Centre of Excellence set up by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India at STPI, Chennai.

Mahesh is  Partner of Pontaq, a cross border venture capital Innovation Fund.

Mahesh chairs TiE FinTech Special Interest Group and was on the Governing Council of TiE Chennai

Mahesh is the founder of  Commonwealth Inclusive Growth Services Ltd which operates in over 30,000 locations across 27 states in India.

It handles over 10,000 crores of government to citizen benefits every year servicing over 5 million rural customers.

Mahesh is also a visiting faculty of Indian School of Business, Bennett University and National Police Academy where he teaches digital transformation, leveraging social media and entrepreneurship.

Mahesh holds an MBA from the University of Westminster, Sloan Masters in Leadership & Strategy (Distinguished Sloan Fellow of London Business School) from the University of London.

Mahesh heads the London Business School Alumni Club in Chennai.

Mahesh is part of Stanford SEED Transformation programme and acts as Mentor in Stanford Spark initiative

Mahesh Ramachandran brings with him several decades of rich & varied experience in the field of Entrepreneurship, Investing, FinTech, Rural Marketing, Digital Transformation, Leadership, Mentoring & Governance.

Mahesh Ramachandran entrepreneurial ventures include peer to peer foreign exchange portal, targeted advertisement and digital payment solution and financial inclusion.

Mahesh hails from Thanjavur, South India and loves Coffee, Coding, 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.

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Managing Director

Equippp Social Impact Technologies Ltd

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

Angel

Networks

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Investment

Portfolio

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