Founders of Avasant Global, TiE India Angels, Startup Iceland and Sungistix share their journeys on The INDUStry Show

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Avasant negotiates more than $20 billion in technology contracts each year. TiE is the largest entrepreneurial organization, The INDUStry Show is a widely broadcast talk show

Leaders are backed by the support of those who believe in us”

— Kevin S. Parikh, CEO of Avasant

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA, Feb. 27, 2022 / — The INDUStry Show, the widely broadcast entrepreneurial talk show, has announced the release of its February 22 episodes. This cohort features entrepreneurs from the golden shores from California to the volcanic island of Iceland. The INDUSTRY Show alum controls annual global revenues of more than $10 billion and employs more than 50,000 people.

Kevin S. Parikh is the bestselling author of Digital Singularity – A Case for Humanity. Parikh is also CEO and President of Avasant, a global management consulting firm that negotiates more than $20 billion in technology deals annually.

“Leaders are backed by the support of those who believe in us,” Parikh said on the show. “We are a serendipitous company, and our goal has been to understand the connection between technology and business. We are not an IT consultancy, but a data-driven business transformation company,” Parikh continues. Addressing the challenges and opportunities during the pandemic and beyond, Parikh added, “The omniverse goes far beyond what Facebook does. Most of Avasant’s customers are typically Fortune 1000 companies, located in more than 50 countries around the world.Parikh and Avasant Scholars are committed to driving global change.Through the Avasant Foundation, Parikh supports women and youth empowerment and sustainable development.

“Our alumnus is a very diverse group of entrepreneurs with a truly global footprint and a holistic perspective. I am constantly amazed at the massive impact our network has created across all walks of society,” said Mohini Todkari of The INDUSTRY Show.

Bala Kamallakharan is the founder of Startup Iceland – a grassroots initiative to create sustainable startup ecosystems in Iceland. Over the past decade, Bala has collaborated and patiently raised awareness on angel investing, startups as a career choice, and educating the community about the risks and rewards of startup incubation and investing. . Investments in startups in Iceland and Icelandic investments in global startups have more than quadrupled, largely due to the efforts of trailblazers such as Kamallakharan. “We’re halfway there, we still have a decade to go,” Kamallakharan says. Everyone from the taxi driver at the airport to the President of Iceland affectionately calls it “Startup Bala”. Kamallakharan also co-founded Dattaca Labs and Iceland Venture Studio. He previously held various management positions at Capgemini and Glitnir Bank and is an alumnus of BITS, Pilani India and Louisiana State University in the United States.

“The entrepreneurial journey is fun, albeit difficult and even lonely, more so for immigrants, minorities and women. The pandemic has closed many doors while opening many new ones. Previously, funding and collaboration was somewhat limited geographically. Now the world is literally our oyster. Cross-border angel investment, talent hiring and partnerships are at an all-time high,” said Dr. Nitin Bajaj, host of The INDUStry Show.

TiE, a globally active non-profit organization, is dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship. Over the years, TiE has launched a series of global and local angel funds to help businesses through five core programs including mentoring, networking, education, financing and incubation.

Mahavir Pratap Sharma is the co-founder and chairman of TiE India Angels and the co-founder, chairman of Rajasthan Angel Innovator Network. Sharma has invested in over 20 companies with a global footprint. He is also a regular on Horses Stable, the popular corporate finance reality show in India which is currently airing season 3. I see a significant innovation coming soon which will not just be limited to back office and services and will expand into manufacturing, enabling agriculture, ESG and the digital economy in rural India,” said Sharma.

“The unique combination of wisdom and restlessness that entrepreneurs thrive on is captured in our one-line life lessons. These lessons are simple yet profound and often life-changing. We’ve captured several hundred of these actionable items on our website and other social channels to inspire, motivate and, above all, drive meaningful action,” said Nimisha Lotia of The INDUStry Show.

“With the rapid consumer behaviors, the economy, and disruptions to supply chains, 3PL warehousing and fulfillment companies are becoming increasingly essential for businesses looking to get their products into the hands of the consumer. »

Veena Jetti of Vive Funds, and an alumnus of The INDUStry Show, recently acquired a 296-unit Class B multifamily property in Buford, GA, “and several of our network have invested,” Dr. Bajaj added. Ash Patel, CEO of Commercial Bank of California, an alumnus of the show, announced that the bank has become one of the few in the country to accept real-time payments (RTP). Several bank alumni The INDUStry Show with Commercial Bank of California. Fylamynt, led by Pradeep Padala, another alumnus of the show, was acquired by NetApp. “We are proud of the accomplishments of our network and our ability to come together when an exceptional need or opportunity arises. I believe we have reached an inflection point as a community,” Bajaj said.

Patriot Act’s Hasan Minhaj and ClassPass’ Payal Kadakia, now a unicorn who has raised over $500 million, appeared in Season 1 of the show. “We had Hasan and Payal on the show before they became household names. We obviously don’t take any credit for their success, but we take all the pride in it,” Bajaj said.

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Kevin Parikh, CEO of Avasant and Dr. Nitin Bajaj, The INDUStry Show