I have known Shantanu since early 2009 while I was at LSE, London and he has been a mentor ever since - in business as well as socio-political matters. He ..advised us in KritiKal for fund raising, strategy, business expansion in Europe. He is very focused, result oriented, hands on, pragmatic and strategic in business dealings. As an entrepreneur trying to push KritiKal to the next orbit in its growth, his mentorship - drawing from his vast experience and networks in venture capital - has been invaluable. Dipinder Sekhon, co- Founder and Director, Strategy, Kritikal Solutions Ltd.
Shantanu is one of the few individuals I have met who have this amazing ability to influence his environment without making it appear that he had anything to do with it. He is an amazing blend of theory and practice, detail and abstraction that makes every interaction with him a joy - a person gifted with the ability of making a difference to others. Rajeev Agrawal, Founder and CEO, Innoviti Ltd.
Shantanu's insights about India are rare, given his background as a career diplomat and then a venture capitalist. Backed by a network of solid contacts, he is passionate about Indian start-ups, especially those leveraging its fast-emerging potential as both a source and market for new technologies. Ashutosh Sheshabalaya, Founder, IndiaAdvisory
Shantanu has been involved in Myntra as investor and advisor from very early days. Shantanu's contribution to Myntra has been multi-fold, ranging from mentoring the management team, helping shape the strategy discussions and making various useful introductions. Shantanu has always been very approachable, willing to carve out time required to help the team. Shantanu's contribution has been quite useful in phenomenal growth we have been able to achieve at Myntra over last 18 months. Mukesh Bansal, Founder and CEO, Myntra Designs Pvt. Ltd.
Shantanu was an inspiration to me at a very fraught time. He gave strategic advice and practical recommendations in equal proportion after agreeing to mentor me. I have benefited and continue to benefit from his sage advice in my various avatars since my MBA and wish him the best in his endeavors. Mathew Mazhuvanchery, Business Development Director, IE-SPS
Shantanu was a pleasure to work with, very diligent, friendly and insightful. Provided guidance and support for management. Knew the industry, appreciated the challenges faced by small technology companies and had many helpful suggestions. Gareth Davies, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting
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