Balaji Ayyangar
Mentor-In-Residence

Balaji Ayyangar

Mentor-In-Residence

Bala co-founded Ventes Business Solutions (VBS), a startup tracker that brings together private market investors, prospects and ideas of the future to enable startups to achieve stardom. VBS was started with the vision to groom pioneering startups in the technology space, Financial Services (Fintechs) and Social/Community causes

Bala holds a degree in Engineering with a background in Computer Sciences from Madras University and proceeded to work for large, corporate banks and capital markets institutions, including the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) and NASDAQ Europe, assuring client delight and customer success in large enterprise-scale technology projects.

Over the last 10 years, Bala has successfully established and rapidly grown businesses for large consulting outfits such as TCS and Wipro across the US, Europe and India by acquiring named new logos and pursuing multimillion dollar opportunities in the fields of AML/KYC, Robotics and Data Management, Digital Transformation and Infrastructure Services.

Bala co-founded Ventes Business Solutions (VBS) to enable startups in India progress successfully through the country’s complex startup lifecycle. His professional interests include Blockchain technology, Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in addition to business development for startups

In his spare time, Bala is an active pet parent, an avid reader, an enthusiastic cyclist and photographer. He enjoys traveling and listens to an eclectic collection of music.