Have been a part of the operations of a $100 PC product company taking care of the customer feedback angle. Have seen through hospital projects in developing regions such as Africa and Northern Asia. Have sold mechanical equipment to power plants and electricity boards in India. 10 years of work experience, including 5+ years in Venture Capital industry. Been on Boards (as an observer) operating closely with a portfolio of 13 fast-growing start-ups across various sectors like clean-tech (Solar Lighting), technology (IRM, healthcare, voice recognition, and enterprise mobility), education (content generation), rural employment generation (BPO, artisan groups), e-commerce (real estate, reviews), Manufacturing (ATMs) and services (background verification). Deep understanding of business models in emerging markets; Understand business in IPR-related technology, education, SME and service sectors. Strengths involve designing and executing various business models, strategy formulation and implementation, evolving RoI models, client acquisition, proposal evaluation, negotiation, client relationship management, recruitment of senior personnel for key positions, financial analysis/ modelling and business presentations. Ability to engage with CEO-level and develop long-term strategic relationships. Have also worked with employees across levels and ensured implementation of strategies formulated in Board rooms based on my own field work. Keenly aware of emerging trends and have the ability to bring clarity to a discussion based on a combination of sound knowledge of technology, financials and markets.