Venkat Raju is an accomplished serial entrepreneur with 3 exits - 2 in Silicon Valley and 1 in Bangalore. He is also a seasoned corporate executive and has led large global organizations at F500 corporations across Financial Services, High Tech and Telecom; select roles include Chief Data Officer of Merrill Lynch (NY), Senior Vice President (Products) at VerticalNet (SFO), Chief Architect at British Telecom (London), Managing Director APAC for ACI Worldwide (Bangalore). As a technology evangelist, he is an active Angel Investor, Advisor & Board Member in startups, and is active in startup-led Digital Transformation & Innovation ecosystems in the U.S & India. Venkat serves as a Mentor & Advisor to sector specific Accelerators spanning multiple industries - Retail, HealthCare, Energy, HighTech. He is also associated with select Funds & Incubators."