Surga Thilakan

Captain

Surga drives iSTAR's vision for 'engaged learning' and manages customer and partner relationships.
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Sreeraman Vaidyanathan

Buccaneer

Sreeram uses technology-driven approaches to provide direction for iSTAR's mission.
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Vaibhav Verma

Tinkerer in Chief

From writing code to fixing cables, Vaibhav keeps iSTAR working at the cutting edge of technology.
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Hema Vaidyanathan

Chief Ammunition Officer

Hema bears the responsibility of ensuring iSTAR is loaded and ready, with content, for the voyages ahead.
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Paul Thomas

Master Gunner

Paul is responsible for the health and well being of all on board the iSTAR ship!
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Will Poole

Co-founder Unitus Seed Fund

Will Poole is a Social Technologist and venture investor, focused on improving ecosystems that bring social and economic opportunity to low-income populations.
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Rahil Rangwala

Program Officer - Michael & Susan Dell Foundation.

Rahil is a program officer in the family economic stability team in India and primarily oversees the low income housing portfolio.
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Dr Pankaj Chandra

Former Director IIMB.

Professor Pankaj Chandra was the Director of the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB) and a Professor of Operations and Technology Management at IIMB.
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Prof M S Sriram

Fellow, IDRBT

Professor Sriram is Distinguished Fellow of the Institute for Development of Research in Banking Technology an institute set up by the Reserve Bank of India.
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CIIE

Partner

IIM Ahmedabad’s Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) helps entrepreneurs turn ideas into viable businesses. In partnership with our mentors, corporates, development agencies, IIMA community and investors, CIIE cultivates a rare breed of entrepreneurs by incubating, accelerating, mentoring and funding innovative start-ups.

NSDC

Partner

The National Skill Development Corporation India (NSDC) is a one of its kind, Public Private Partnership in India. It aims to promote skill development by catalyzing creation of large, quality, for-profit vocational institutions. It provides funding to build scalable, for-profit vocational training initiatives.

USF

Partner

Unitus Seed Fund is a new investment fund based in Bangalore and Seattle that provides opportunities for economic self-reliance, education, and obtaining basic necessities to millions of people living at the base of the economic pyramid. They create opportunities by accelerating the growth of early-stage startups that serve low-income populations.

MSDF

Partner

The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation was set up in 1999. Susan and Michael Dell have supported the foundation primarily through investing the proceeds of sales of shares of Dell Inc.. More than (USA) $650 million has been given to children's issues and community initiatives in the United States, India, South Africa as of 2010. Today the foundation has over $466 million assets under management