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Founding Partner, Zinger Labs
Bhanu Potta is passionate about building and growing purposeful products, businesses, and organizations that enhance human potential. He is an accomplished global expert on product leadership, learn-tech and social investments. Bhanu held senior management positions at various multi-nationals where he led global product programs, ecosystem development and large-scale digital initiatives in the learning and the wellbeing and livelihood sectors, cumulatively benefitting over 250+ million people in Asia and Africa. Presently, as the founding partner at Zinger Labs, Bhanu advises boards, CXO teams, investors and startup founders on building successful products businesses and impact-focused organizations. Bhanu is a certified board director and sits on various boards and investment committees. He is a sought after counsel, mentor, and professor of practice on product leadership and strategy.
Innovation Director, Gray Matters Capital
Smita Sricar leads Gray Matters Capital’s education-focused innovation and ecosystem building work out of India. She currently helms edLABS, which provides very early stage funding to “visionary edu-preneurs” for the development of disruptive solutions to education problems. She also builds collaboration with wider ecosystem players towards finding affordable and relevant solutions to quality education. Prior to Gray Matters Capital, Smita lived and worked in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the US. She headed Research and Performance Management for Community Banking with Standard Bank (South Africa). She was on the start-up team of transformational consultancy Volans(UK) and held multiple roles with India’s largest private sector bank, ICICI Bank.