Jay Krishnan
CEO, T-Hub

A passionate entrepreneur, thinker-doer, who believes in turning ideas into reality.

Jay Krishnan is a serial entrepreneur and investor with two successful million dollar exits in the US and India. In a career spanning over two decades, Jay has donned many hats. He has held leadership responsibility in Fortune 100 companies, managed large transformational initiatives, built new products offerings and helped create scale. In the startup space, Jay has successfully founded and exited multiple companies in the IoT space across the world.

In the capacity of CEO of T-Hub, Jay is responsible for its overall growth. He is the brain behind several tech innovations that has aided T-Hub to become amongst the most coveted incubators in India. It is due to his foresightedness that T-Hub works on a technology enabled platform for all startups/entrepreneurs across verticals. He has been instrumental in fostering innovation through technology platforms like Sandbox and Playbook to empower entrepreneurs with solutions at every stage of their journey.

Jay has a MS in Electrical Engineering from University of Hartford, Connecticut and is an alumnus of IIM, Bangalore where he did his executive MBA in General Management.

Prior to becoming the CEO of T-Hub, he has worked with various organizations in leadership positions including CISCO Systems, Radifinity Information Systems Pvt. Ltd. amongst others.

Jay is an avid reader with deep interests in emerging technologies. In his free time Jay enjoys reading and traveling.

Jay Krishnan

Girish Shivani
Executive Director and Fund Manager

Girish, co-founder of YourNest, is a pro-active executive with strong experience of fund management and equity research. His robust process centricity, analytical and decision support systems expertise has made him a trusted advisor to clients and startups. He is recognised as a thought leader in the space of business intelligence, big data and analytics. Girish has experience in telecom, media, IT consulting, and financial services.

Girish is a tech-savant, with in-depth knowledge of emerging technologies. He is passionate about seeking out disruptive technologies and great innovators. Professionally he has been involved in multiple initiatives across telecom and media verticals involving new product design, concept development, and launch of VAS and content services.

He is an alumnus of St. Stephens’ College in Computer Science and an MBA from IMT Ghaziabad. For Girish, speed and focus is of essence during the initial stages of a start-up. His hobbies include teaching, cooking, astronomy and photography, and he is an avid traveler.

Girish

Ajay Ramasubramaniam
Director, Zone Startups

Ajay oversees the flagship accelerator operations as well as leads new initiatives, including corporate innovation programs and thematic accelerators under the Zone Startups brand.

Prior to Zone Startups India, Ajay led the India Operations of a Canadian ed-tech startup; wherein he helped the company set up in India and establish its initial partnerships, as well as raise INR 150 Cr. Ajay has also worked for the Government of Ontario, Canada for 5-years, where he was responsible for bilateral trade and investment relations between Ontario and India. He began his career working in Tanzania (East Africa) for 4 years, where he was involved in World Bank and African Development Bank projects. During this term, he assumed the role of an “intrapreneur”, and built a social enterprise in the agri-inputs value chain, wherein he built revenues in excess of $1Mn within the first 1.5 yrs.

Ajay is an MBA in Marketing & Finance and a B.Com in Financial Management from Mumbai University has 12+ years of cross-functional work experience with startups, international business and Governments, across North America, East Africa & South Asia.

Ajay-Ramasubramaniam