The Angel Summit, Delhi Edition

Inspiration Meets Impact

Connect, collaborate and be inspired by remarkable women in business, sports, tech, film, arts and politics.

7 May 2016, FICCI Federation House – Tansen Marg, Delhi. View Map

The Angel Summit

Inspiration Meets Impact

Connect, collaborate and be inspired by remarkable women in business, sports, tech, film, arts and politics.

Venue: FICCI Federation House – Tansen Marg, New Delhi. View Map


Anand Chandrasekaran
Chief Product Officer @ Snapdeal

Anand is Chief Product Officer @ Snapdeal, one of India’s pre-eminent Internet franchises (Snapdeal, Freecharge, Shopo, Exclusively.In, Unicommerce, GoJavas etc.) with over 100 million combined registered users and with over 1000 engineers.

Previously, he was CPO at Bharti Airtel, the #3 mobile operator globally with over 210 million subscribers driving a new subscription music and video service Wynk Music, Airtel Money etc. and leading their e-commerce business. Earlier, Anand was with Yahoo in Silicon Valley, where he was Sr. Director for Mobile. Previously, he co-founded Aeroprise Inc. Under Anand’s leadership, Aeroprise became the most-deployed solution worldwide for mobile service management, raised $7M in funding and was acquired by BMC Software.

Anand holds a M.S. in Electrical Engg. from Stanford University, and a B.S. in Communications Engg. from PSG College of Technology (India). In 2010, he was named by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader.

Debjani Ghosh
VP - SMG, MD - Intel South Asia

Debjani Ghosh is the Vice President, Sales and Marketing Group, Managing Director South Asia for Intel and is responsible for establishing new growth areas for Intel in the region. One of her key charters and passion is to accelerate technology adoption as an enabler of inclusive growth and development and she works closely with governments and industry across South Asia to make this happen.

In a career spanning over 2 decades, Ms. Ghosh has worked in different geographies and functions ranging from education, advertising, marketing and finally sales. However one thing that has remained constant is her love for technology.

Ms Ghosh dons many hats and apart from her leadership role at Intel is currently the President of MAIT, an active member of NASSCOM Executive Council and the Chairperson of FICCI’s IT Committee. An alumnus of S.P Jain Mumbai, Ms. Ghosh is an active proponent of diversity and inclusion. She promotes growth & leadership agendas for women at the work place and has featured in Naina Lal KIdwai’s 30 women in power and Aparna Jain’s ‘Own It-Leadership lessons from Women who do’. Ms Ghosh has been ranked as one of the top 20 most powerful women in business by Fortune India for three years in a row.

Outside work, Ms. Ghosh enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family, travelling and discovering new places, cultures and cuisines.

Ishita Anand
Founder BitGiving

Ishita is the Founder and CEO of BitGiving, India’s leading crowdfunding platform which helps raise funds online and gives wings to entrepreneurial ideas, creative minds and social issues.

A self confessed geek, Anand was quick to be bitten by the technology startup bug and started her first venture at the age of 22. Passionate about making impossible dreams come true through her venture, she envisions revolutionising crowdfunding in India. Anand’s infectious energy, perseverance and foresightedness has helped BitGiving grow from a two member company to a leader in the crowdfunding niche.

An erstwhile film-maker, Anand is an alumnus of Lady Shri Ram College. She is also affiliated with the Lean In Foundation and is heading the circles for Women Entrepreneurs in India.

Dilshad Master
Director Mercury Himalayan Explorations Ltd.

Dilshad has worked in the media and entertainment space for over 22 years. The broadcasting space was her playground and she has several television channel launches to her credit. Her last held broadcasting responsibility was as COO of UTV Entertainment and prior to that she was the Senior Vice President of National Geographic Channel and The History Channel, heading marketing and programming. As Senior Vice President of STAR TV, she was responsible for the launch of the STAR brand in UK.
Her stints in senior positions at STAR TV, National Geographic Channel, and UTV Entertainment saw her gain deep insight into branding and positioning products in the entertainment space. “Of all the TV channels I worked with, the stint I enjoyed the most was at National Geographic Channel. As the head of programming and marketing, I devised show concepts and marketing strategies that made me wish I was sitting on the other side of the desk. I didn’t want to send production crews across India, I wanted to go myself; I didn’t want to select locations sitting behind a desk, I wanted to see them first-hand. I then I realized it was really very simple to do that. I quit. I took up my next best passion after TV – travel and joined Mercury Himalaya Explorations Ltd. as their head of marketing and business development – the best career decision of my life!”, she says.

Jaiveer Shergill
lawyer - Supreme Court of India

Jaiveer Shergill is a practicing lawyer in the Supreme Court of India and a politician belonging to the Indian National Congress party. Graduating in 2006 from West Bengal University of Jurisdical Sciences, Jaiveer went to the UC Berkeley School of Law, University of California,USA, and took a master’s degree in Law. In 2006, after graduating from law school, Jaiveer enrolled in the Delhi Bar and began his career as a law associate with “Economic Laws Practice,” a reputed law firm specializing in tax and commercial cases. In 2008, Jaiveer was accepted into the Chambers ofAbhishek Singhvi, who is Senior Advocate, a Rajya Sabha MP, and a spokesman of the Indian National Congress party. As a practicing advocate at the Supreme Court of India, Jaiveer has been involved in various high profile cases.

Currently serving as the National Media Panelist for the Indian National Congress Party, Spokesperson of the Punjab Pradesh Congress and Co-Chairman of the Legal Cell, Congress (Punjab). As a unique initiative, Jaiveer launched a 24×7 legal toll-free helpline number to provide legal assistance to congress workers who are victims of political vendetta and facing false cases slapped by the Akali-BJP Government. Jaiveer has been instrumental in voicing various economic and social issues in the media including but not limited to foreign direct investment, depleted conditions of schools in Punjab, alarming drug use, women safety etc.

He is the youngest National Media Panelist of the Indian National Congress. He is also one of the youngest spokespersons of the Congress Party for Punjab (Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee) and also the youngest person to be appointed as the Co-Chairman of the Congress Legal Cell for Punjab. He has also served as the Young India Representative for the International Bar Association (the most prestigious Lawyers Organization of the world) for a period of two years (2008–09).
Jaiveer also regularly writes on issues of terrorism, parliamentary functioning, government policies relating to digital infrastructure, financial planning, employment generation, impacts of rampant drug use, governance etc

Kalpana Saroj
Chairperson Kamani Tubes

You don’t need wings to fly. The resolve to achieve your goals and the willingness to give it more than your 100% can help you soar high. The person whose life inspires such philosophy is Kalpana Saroj.

Her humble and tough early life wouldn’t have indicated a future so bright. But Kalpana Saroj was determined to break the shackles of her reality and write her own destiny. She was fighting a lone battle but her indomitable spirit was her greatest asset. From being a daughter from an underprivileged background and a child wife armed with just basic education, she went on to become a successful entrepreneur and a devoted social worker. She grew her business empire from three to seven companies with a net worth of more than 1000 crores under the Kalpana Saroj Group. Her business interests span across manufacturing, real estate, agriculture, exports and film production. To her credit, she has revived a company “Kamani Tubes Ltd”  which was sick for more than 20years ,Now the company had turned networth positive under her leadership. She also holds commanding positions in several organisations including the Dalit Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Rashtriya Ekta Yuva Manchand was the Ex-Director of Bhartiya Mahila Bank, India’s first bank exclusively for women.

Kalpana Saroj can’t be defined by her business accomplishments alone. Her work for social causes, like women empowerment, education and health care,is equally noteworthy. She has organised activities to protect the rights of downtrodden women, workshops for the unemployed youth and health awareness programs and blood donation camps in tribal areas, distributed books toneedy students and provided food, medicines and financial help to underprivileged patients.

Kalpana Saroj has also been on the world stage and contributed towards making a difference on important global issues. She has represented India in the World Peace Conference, discussed world peace with eminent spiritual and other leaders in Singapore and visited Buddha Viharas in London to discuss social and cultural issues with its Hon. Mayor. Now, she is working on developing a charitable collaboration with The Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies (OCBS). Her work and commitment to social causes may have taken her all over world, but she remains firmly rooted in the Indian soil. When her country’s soldiers were bravely fighting the Kargil war, she visited the battlefield to encourage them.

By leading such an exemplary life, Kalpana Saroj has attracted a lot of recognition in the form of prestigious awards and accolades. She was even honoured with the Padmashree Award in 2013 in the field of Industry and Trade.

Her achievements are as much a result of her efforts as her principles. Strength in adversity, honesty above profitability, betterment of the downtrodden and action rather than oration are the values she lives by. And it is her life’s mission to work for world peace, women empowerment, social justice for the downtrodden and self-employment. Women like Kalpana Saroj are rare and truly a nation’s pride.

Kiran Bedi
First Women IPS Officer

Dr Kiran Bedi is the first woman in India to have joined the officer ranks of Indian Police Service. She served in it for 35 years and moved up to the highest rank, as Director General, Bureau of Police Research and Development, Government of India.

Dr Bedi served as Police Advisor to SG in United Nations, in the Department of Peace Keeping Operations in New York.

She is recipient of The Ramon Magsaysay Award, also called Asia’s Nobel Peace Award for bringing about a positive relationship between Police and the People.

Dr Bedi is a Law graduate, Masters, and a PhD Scholar with post doctoral Nehru Fellowship.

She is an author of several books such as I Dare, it’s Always Possible, Creating Leadership and more…

Dr Bedi has been voted as the most admired and trusted woman in India by Readers Digest, The Week Magazine, and others over the years.

She has a biopic on her life called, Yes Madam Sir, made by an Australian film maker.

She is running two NGOs which reach out to marginalized sections of society in education, skills development, in urban and rural areas. Including prisons.

She is a social commentator and a trainer…

As of now she has a following of around 7 million followers on social networks. (Twitter and FB) Her Twitter handle is @thekiranbedi

Lakshmi Rebecca
Blogger & Filmmaker

Lakshmi Rebecca is an award-winning video blogger and filmmaker. Her production house, Red Bangle, has made over 300 films for global and fast-growing companies across India. Lakshmi runs an active vlog on Youtube and caters to an engaged online fan base, celebrating daily life and inclusive ideas. Her talk show, ‘Chai with Lakshmi’, was one of the first high-quality original talk shows on Youtube from India.

Lakshmi has been featured in books and news articles in appreciation of her digital content and leadership. She is known for being an inspirational speaker and one of the early female motorbikers in India to ride sole across cities. She is also a professional event anchor who sometimes dabbles with modelling.

Lubeina Shahpurwala
Co-Founder, Mustang Socks

Mustang Socks was founded by Naazneen Katrak in 1986. Back then, she understood the need of cotton socks, which compelled her to single-handedly set-up Mustang. As the brand grew, a significant turning point in Mustang’s journey was Naazneen and Lubeina’s partnership. Their goal was to deliver value products to their customers, employees and the society, starting with superior quality, warm and comfortable socks.

In 2004, Lubeina Shahpurwala took up the mantel of Co-Founder at Mustang Socks. An entrepreneur and fashion enthusiast, she broke away from the trodden path to boost Mustang Socks to new heights. Drawing from her natural love for fashion and keen sense of business, Lubeina has been instrumental in making Mustang an aspirational brand in fashion apparel in India. With a combination of sharp business acumen, a hands-on approach in Mustang and a compelling desire to grow, Lubeina complements Naazneen’s passion perfectly. Her need to keep up with the latest trends has ensured that Mustang stays ahead in terms of product design and technology – whether it be their character range, vibrant seasonal collections, their health socks or the classy footlets.
Recently, she was recognized as the Entrepreneur of the Year in Manufacturing Business
at the 5th Entrepreneur India Awards 2015.

Together, Naazneen and Lubeina have taken Mustang to a whole new level. At a time when socks were only seen as a commodity, they made Mustang into a brand – breaking into the Indian fashion sector as one of the first fashion apparel companies.

Mustang today manufactures more than 1 million pairs of socks every month, and has 36 distributors across India. With a consistent and impresssive growth rate, they have tie-ups with some of the largest International Brands, Retailers and E-Retailers, including Amazon, FirstCry, Hopscotch, etc. They are also expanding to include other apparel products like scarves, vests and briefs for kids, etc

They recently launched their own e-commerce website and have also opened up their first wholesale store.

You can check out Mustang Socks by clicking on

Malini Agarwal
Founder was founded as a hobby blog in 2008, as a natural extension to the gossip column Agarwal had been writing on the side for many years, with Mumbai tabloid MidDay. Following a surge in readership, she decided to leave Channel V to focus full-time on the blog. The blog draws inspiration from international sites such as PerezHilton and PopSugar covering all aspects of Bollywood and celebrity life. It also covers the latest in Indian and international fashion trends, along with lifestyle content such as Travel, Food, and Nightlife.’s popularity has allowed it to become the official blogging partner for leading fashion properties in India including Lakme Fashion Week, Blender’s Pride Fashion Tour, and India Resort Fashion Week.The blog has also been invited to cover fashion events outside of India, most recently Cape Town Fashion Week 2012.

Naiyya Saggi
Co-Founder BabyChakra

Naiyya Saggi is the CEO and founder of BabyChakra. BabyChakra is the fastest growing & largest platforms for young parents to discover local services & products in India. It has been awarded as one of the top tech ventures by Google, BusinessWorld, Wharton University & The Exhibit Awards.

Prior to Babychakra, Naiyya was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company and at the Bridgespan group (Boston) where she worked extensively on her areas of passion: maternal & child health and education. Naiyya is a graduate of the Harvard Business School (MBA 2012) where she was a Fulbright and J.N.Tata scholar. She received her BALLB (Hons.) from National Law School, India.

Neha Upadhyay
CEO and Founder Guna Organics

Neha Upadhyay is the CEO and Founder of Guna Organics. She is a Macrobiotic coach who graduated from King’s College London & trained in organic, macrobiotic cooking from Daylesford Organic Cookery School & Whole Food Harmony (UK), is presently a certified organic macrobiotic coach in New Delhi. After having worked in the education sector in the UK, where she worked with several children suffering from Juvenile diabetes, Autism, ADHD and other neuro motor problems, she was reluctant to treat them with western medication and hence trained in Macrobiotics and Organics which have proven to be alternative healing practices.

Guna works with farmer producer organisations that include over 650 farmers from Afghanistan and different states of India such as Ladakh, Kerala, Goa and Uttarakhand to promote eco-positive eating by marketing handmade organic products and conducting Macrobiotic food workshops.

Priya Maheshwari
Co-Founder & CEO - Properji

Priya is Co-Founder and CEO of Properji which is India’s leading pro-buyer real-estate research analytics start-up. In less than two years, Properji has established itself as the go-to place for millions of home buyers to get honest objective advice for their life’s biggest financial decision of investing in real estate.

Priya holds a master’s degree from University of Pennsylvania and has worked in the field of International Business and Management Consultancy in the US and in India.”

Priya Sachdev

Priya Sachdev is a double major in Mathematics and began her professional career as an investment banker in London.

Post her specialization as a Financial Analyst, she implemented her knowledge & expertise in the family enterprise – The Sachdev Group (TSG), a leading automobile dealer representing Ford, Toyota & Hyundai in North India. Priya is also the Founder & CEO of Harpreet Insurance Pvt. Ltd., a company specializing in General Insurance & Motor Insurance.

As the Co Founder of TSG International, Priya along with her sister Charu were the pioneers in bringing fashion luxury labels to India with their first standalone store Moschino in Mumbai launched in 2005. In 2008, she launched her multi-brand store called Kitsch in New Delhi, Bangalore, Pune and Mumbai retailing world’s most sought after luxury labels such as Stella Mc Cartney, Lanvin, DVF etc.

Priya Sachdev launched Rock N Shop in 2015, which showcases over 100 labels and is dedicated to supporting retailers and brands to reach out to a highly affluent audience in India.

Priyanka Gill

Combining her experience in lifestyle journalism with a flair for fashion, Priyanka Gill created POPxo in 2014 as a digital content platform for engaging content lifestyle content for young Indian women. In 2015, 1.2 billion people saw POPxo posts on Facebook, with 212,000 daily fan interactions. The website got 19 million unique views and over 3.5 million video views. It is available in Hindi and English, engaging audience via both video and text. She keeps the brand ahead of the curve with initiatives such as the POPxo Style Council, the POPxo Blog Network and The POPxo Campus Ambassador Programme.


After graduating with honours from Lady Sri Ram College in Delhi, Priyanka went on to contribute to Vogue India, The Guardian, Travel + Leisure and She is a Contributing Editor to Harper’s Bazaar India and guest-edited the India special issue of the Mayfair Times magazine in June 2013.


As an investor, Priyanka works with early stage tech startups and food concepts, such as Bea’s of Bloomsbury, Campanja, SoundOut, Yieldify and Raptor Supplies, as an investor, board member or advisor. She extends time and support to several charities. She co-chaired the Pratham UK gala in 2009-2010, raising over GBP 2 million for the charity. She also advises Akshayapatra UK, and the Savitri Waney trust as an advisory board member.


A busy mother of two young children, Priyanka juggles a demanding family life with her passion for work and travel.  She is a recipient of the FICCI Women’s Achiever’s Award 2015 and the Digital Women Awards for Content Creation in 2015.

Radha Kizhanattam
Principal at Unitus Seed Fund

Radha has deep operational experience in building and commercializing technology products for global markets. As a member of the screening committee at Mumbai Angels, Radha helped evaluate and make early stage technology venture investments.
She is also a mentor at NSRCEL @ IIM Bangalore working with very early stage entrepreneurs. Previously, she led marketing at GupShup, a mobile social space startup. Prior to that, at Texas Instruments she built and managed diverse teams to deliver chipsets across multiple industry verticals. An expert in the mobile and telecommunications space, she architected, developed and deployed wireless infrastructure systems and applications for Motorola. Radha has a Masters in Computer Science from NITK and an MBA from IIM Bangalore.

Ruchi Agarwal
Director Partner Strategy and Marketing, Microsoft

Ruchi Aggarwal is a Marketing and Strategy professional with over 2 decades of multi-industry, cross cultural experience in India and UK, with a track record of success and innovation.
Ruchi has worked with diverse industry sectors – Scottish Rugby at Edinburgh; Vodafone in India; Healthcare, with Bausch and Lomb and now IT with Microsoft, in India.

Apart from her corporate responsibilities @ Microsoft, Ruchi is a keen speaker at Industry events both internationally and in India. She speaks on a range of topics – some which you may expect like Marketing Strategy, Digital Marketing, Innovation – but also some that are close to her heart like Personal Branding and Creating Women Leadership under the Diversity and Inclusion umbrella. She is Microsoft India’s representative to the Anita Borg Institute which runs the renowned Grace Hopper event for Women in IT.

Ruchi has received many awards and accolades for her work over the course of her career and continues to do so, at Microsoft India. Most recently she has been awarded with the ‘Most Influential Marketing Leaders Award’ – at Mumbai and ‘Women Leadership award’ for her work in inspiring women across levels to wire themselves for success!

Suchi Mukherjee
Founder & CEO

The only Indian to receive the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship for studying Economics at Cambridge University in 1994, Suchi graduated from St. Stephens College, Delhi University and procured her master’s degree in Finance & Economics from the London School of Economics where she won the British Chevening Scholarship.

Creating and scaling businesses which impact people’s lives deeply using technology has been her sole passion. Starting from the early years in finance, where she was part of teams that designed India’s first special purpose financing vehicle, and then the world’s largest aviation insurance company via a transatlantic merger, Suchi has had an illustrious career.

Her successful stint at eBay encapsulated Suchi as a part of the relatively early team building out the UK business, creating earning opportunities for millions of sellers. UK ultimately went on to become the second largest eBay market in the world. Subsequently, as an executive management team member at Skype, she led teams that designed and launched the biggest upgrade in Skype’s history since launch, thus enabling free peer-to-peer multiparty video and screen share. Finally there was Gumtree – UK’s largest online classifieds business, where Suchi was Managing Director & CEO, helping millions of women and men find incredibly useful daily life savers.

Suchi calls herself a Delhi girl who has come home after over 15 years to build, a venture conceived after the birth of her second child, while snatching a few minutes of me-time flipping through a magazine. Nothing, she felt, gave unhindered access to a rich breadth of product across South-East Asia, in an interface that was as easy as flipping a magazine. Thus grew the idea of the platform, the proposition and the interface. Driving for lasting impact has been a core theme for her.

She has also been selected as one of 15 women worldwide – high potential leaders under 40 for driving change and impact, showcased & celebrated at the World Women’s Forum in Deauville, Paris, 2010. Recently, she was one amongst the few entrepreneurs chosen to address the Startup India Standup India Event in New Delhi and share the dais with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
She has great admiration for people who have questioned status quo and made lasting change happen in their own contexts, and all her core partners reflect the same grain.


LimeRoad is a fun and exciting way to discover, share and shop. is today reimagining e-commerce as we know it today with a social-commerce platform. Targeted at the intelligent woman of today, it has an incredible width of carefully selected retailers, enabling customers to discover the best of lifestyle products across categories like apparel, accessories, and home. is a brand owned by A.M. Marketplaces Pvt Ltd.

Swati Bhargava

Swati Bhargava is the Co-founder of India’s largest Cashback & Coupons site. She is honored amongst top 10 women entrepreneurs in India and is also an acclaimed Social Media influencer. Swati is an alumnus of the London School of Economics and has worked at Goldman Sachs in London for 5 years before starting UK Cashback business Pouring Pounds along with her husband & Co-Founder, Rohan. She has also represented India at the coveted Blackbox Connect – Female Founders Edition – powered by Google in Silicon Valley, California and is an active keynote speaker in India and internationally.

Swati has being instrumental in establishing Cashback and Affiliate Marketing as one of the best performing marketing channels for retailers in India. This can be validated as is the only venture capital backed cashback site and has recently raised Rs 25 crore in Series A funding from Kalaari Capital and also have the backing of India’s biggest businessman, Mr. Ratan Tata as an investor & supporter.

Taru Kapoor
Head of Indian Operations at Tinder

Ms. Taru Kapoor has been Head of Indian Operations at Tinder, Inc. since January 2016. Ms. Kapoor focuses on establishing the Tinder brand in India, steering its user growth and user engagement by focusing on local user needs. Ms. Kapoor was an Investment Analyst at Sequoia Capital India and focused on early stage. Prior to joining Sequoia Capital India, Ms. Kapoor was a Strategy Consultant at The Boston Consulting Group, where she worked in the banking, insurance, and consumer goods sectors. She was an active member of start-ups and VC community in Harvard Business School. She has extensive experience in business development, product and growth strategy and financial modeling and planning. She worked with Sequoia Capital India. She is a Harvard MBA graduate. Ms. Kapoor graduated with Bachelors and Masters in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, where she was awarded the Alok Saxena Memorial award for being the second best all-round graduating student of the year.

Tripti Shinghal
KGS Advisor

Chartered Accountant and Post graduate in law with over nine years of progressive experience in profit and non profit organisations both large and SMEs and includes business and financial advisory for various organizations such as PwC, Grant Thornton (GT), World Bank (on behalf of GT) etc comprising hand holding and laying procedures for SMEs, due diligence reviews, forensic audits, statutory & internal audits and other business advisory services. Experience includes various multi – national, foreign and domestic clients spread over a range of industries and been involved in a number of cross border transactions, both outbound and inbound, on behalf of strategic and financial investors.

Currently focusing on one stop solution of startups and SMEs at

I am quite active in social activities. Currently, I am holding secretary position in Gvriksh ( which is primarily involved in environment protection.

Further, I am heading Confederation of women entrepreneur ( COWE) Delhi as a Chairperson. (

My new venture involves KGS advisor ( initiative to handhold Start-ups and SMEs) and Stemedkids- Innovate learning and education ( – wherein we hold certified summer camps.

At Indian Council of Human Relations, our Foucs is Child in power under the chairmanship of Shri Aruna Oswal Ji.

Currently acting as Member, Governing council, NIESBUD, Ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship

Currently appointment as Chairperson, Sub NOS committee – entrepreneurship, MEPSC Skill Council, Minsitry of Skill development and entrepreneurship

Upasana Taku
Co-Founder & Director MobiKwik

Upasana’s mission is to simplify payment acceptance for Indian merchants/retailers. Her focus is ontaking the MobiKwik Wallet to millions of retailers, bank partnerships, and talent acquisition. Upasana comes with a strong payments background as a senior product manager with PayPal (an eBay company) in Silicon Valley and prior to that with HSBC at San Diego. She graduated with a Bachelors in Engineering from NIT Jalandhar and a Masters in Management Science from Stanford University.