Interested in exploring the entrepreneurship ecosystem and learning about living and working in startups in India? The Princeton Startup Immersion Program (PSIP-Bengaluru) is hosting an online panel discussion featuring industry leaders.

Panelist Bios:

Sumir Chadha '93 is co-founder and Managing Partner of WestBridge Capital, an $8B+ crossover fund based out of Silicon Valley. Sumir has been investing in India for over two decades across private and public companies. He serves on many boards including Star Health, Aptus and Innovaccer.

Earlier in his career, Sumir also co-founded and was Managing Director of Sequoia Capital India, and worked at Goldman Sachs and at McKinsey & Co. Sumir serves on the Boards of Princeton University, Harvard Business School Alumni Association, Crystal Springs Uplands School and the American India Foundation.

Sumir received an MBA from Harvard Business School with Distinction, and a BSE in Computer Science from Princeton University.

 

Yuvraj Singh '94 is co-founder of the DMI Group where he is jointly responsible for all aspects of the firm’s activities. DMI is a pan-India credit platform with core businesses in corporate lending, housing finance, digital consumer and MSME finance and asset management.

Yuvraja began his career in the risk management department at Commodities Corporation, a Princeton based commodity and futures trading firm, which is now a part of Goldman Sachs. In 1995, he moved to New York, trading mortgage-backed securities at Lehman Brothers and eventually running the firm’s mortgage derivatives desk. In 2000, Yuvraja took on a new challenge and followed his entrepreneurial passion, becoming partner at Compro Technologies, a small software development firm in India. In 2003, he returned to New York and joined the Fixed Income Department at Citigroup, where as a Managing Director he oversaw the agency CMO fixed rate and IO/PO trading desks. He co-founded DMI in 2008.

Yuvraja is a passionate advocate for education and currently serves on the Founders Council of the MS Chadha Center for Global India at Princeton University. He has also previously served on the Board of Governors of The British School in New Delhi and is part of the Founder’s group of Ashoka University, India’s first liberal arts college.

Yuvraja graduated from Princeton University in 1994 with a B.A in Economics. He lives in New Delhi with his family.

 

Sashank Rishyasringa '94 co-founded axio (formerly Capital Float) in 2013. With him as Managing Director, the company has pioneered technological innovations which have altered the digital lending landscape in the country. Sashank has played a key part in axio’s evolution of becoming the leading digital co-lending model in India.

Before co-founding axio, Sashank was a Senior Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, where he advised several Fortune 500 companies, national governments, and non-profits on business strategy, product innovation, and organizational design. He possesses an extensive understanding of the global Fintech space and has prior experience in investments, financial inclusion and mobile technology from his time at McKinsey.

Sashank holds an MBA from Stanford University and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Princeton University by specializing in Economics and Finance.

 

Adit Bhansali '19 is an Analyst with WestBridge Capital, based out of Silicon Valley. At Westbridge, Adit has focused on investing in SaaS companies across the US-India corridor.

Previously, Adit worked at the Boston Consulting Group in New York City. At BCG, Adit primarily worked in the financial services team, supporting payments clients across US, Canada and the UK. Additionally, Adit also worked with private equity clients on various due diligence projects.

Adit received a B.A. in Economics and a Certificate in Computer Science from Princeton University. Adit grew up in Mumbai, India.

Who can attend?

Open to students.

Registration is required.