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Founding Partner, Zinger Labs
Bhanu is passionate about building and growing purposeful products, businesses, and organizations which 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 learning, wellbeing & livelihood sectors which cumulatively benefited over 250+ million people in Asia and Africa. Presently, as the founding partner at Zinger Labs, Bhanu advises boards, CXO teams, investors & 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 & 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 that provides very early stage funding to ‘visionary edu-preneurs’ to build 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 has lived and worked in Africa, Asia, Europe, and US. She headed the Research and Performance Management for Community Banking with Standard Bank (South Africa). She was in the start-up team of transformational consultancy Volans(UK) and held multiple roles with India’s largest private sector bank ICICI Bank.