By Maulik Sailor
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By Vikas Agarwal
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Venture Creation and Incubation & COO
Business designer with experience of consulting for large corporate and high-growth technology firms in the US and Europe, but I am currently consulting in London.
Passionate about design-led projects for growth and transferring innovative models and new technologies from one industry to another.
Deeply involved in the London startup community and enjoy translating startup techniques into corporate environments.
Advocate for ‘digital’ as a mind-set not a series of tools.
Specialties: User-centered research and design, communications, consulting, customer service, entrepreneurship, management and leadership, strategic planning,enterprise technology, presentation skills, programming, public speaking, sales and fundraising.
Co-Founder & COO
Ruchit obtained MBA from Cardiff University, MSc. from Brunel University and B. Eng. from Sardar Patel University, India.
Ruchit co-founded Innovify owing to entrepreneurial drive and thorough understanding of international markets and business practices. Heads financial operations at Innovify, an upcoming digital product management company based in London.
The owner of Matangi Industries possesses strong networking, organizational and leadership skills having headed Matangi Industries since 2007. He has longstanding experience and expertise in dyes intermediates, performance chemicals, and surfactants along with a knack for finance management. He heads the operations at Matangi Industries.
Ruchit is the CFO of London-based e-commerce venture Atmayfair.
Dharmendra Patel (MCA), leading mobile team member at innovify, contributing to a career of over six years in developing android applications known for writing efficient, maintainable and reusable code that preserves privacy and security. He is proficient in object-oriented design, data structures, problem solving, complexity analysis, and debugging. He is expert in the interaction between various devices and different versions of Android. He is a self-motivated and well organized team player. He has ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
MCA – from KSV University, Gandhinagar.
BSC – North Gujarat University, Visnagar.
Technology and software development, Technology Leadership, Scrum, Agile process, UI and UX for different resolutions
Dhananjay, an E-commerce Architect with 10+ years of extensive experience in web development including management of high-traffic projects, huge data migration, Performance monitoring, optimization, design pattern and disaster Planning.
I am certified Magento developer Plus professional.
Been a tech architect, international consultant, coder, project manager, AGILE practitioner and trainer. Have worked in various capacities in the organisation leading teams from multiple technologies. Apart from this, I am certified CMMI 1.3 developer and ITIL professional. I am an aggressive learner upgrading self with the latest advancements in technology and management.
Successfully delivered complex projects in constrained timelines, guiding and motivating teams both local and remote. Have been instrumental in the implementation of CMMI practice and Audit in one of my organisations. Also served as a member of the committee presiding over the implementation of ISO 27000.
Looking forward to working in digital currency like bitcoin.
Currently working in following technologies
MEAN Stack- Mongo, express, angular, node
LAMP Stack – Magento, YII, Laravel
Kanisha Mistry is UX Designer at Innovify. She works very closely with clients to understand their target user’s needs and personalities for her to design awesome experiences. Her designs are user centred, intuitive, functional and visually appealing. They are a work of art with a balance of her creativity, system functionality, user accessibility, technological capabilities and business priorities. She collaborates with the entire client team at Innovify to deliver the best possible outcome for our clients, ensuring that they are comfortable with our creative directions and product vision.
She has successfully designed the User Experience and Visual Design for a wide variety of projects ranging from FinTech, Mobile Commerce, Fashion & Retail, FMCG, Social Media and more. She also designed interior spaces for co-working spaces, restaurants, and commercial buildings. With her experience of designing both physical and digital spaces, she is now keen to design end-to-end User experiences that blend the physical to digital, i.e. Augmented & Virtual Realities.
MSc – Interior Design (Maharaja Sayajiroa University of Baroda, India)
BSc – Home (Maharaja Sayajiroa University of Baroda, India)
User Experience Design, Information Architecture, Interaction Design, User Journeys, Spatial Design, Interior Design, Mood Boarding, 3D Modelling, Virtual & Augmented Reality.
Tony is a customer and user experience strategist with over 15 years experience in digital. He has worked extensively for fashion retail and entertainment clients: from front-end redesign for Tommy Hilfiger, defining campaign experiences for M&S to vision framework for Virgin Media.
In recent years, he has specialised in fashion retail; from leading customer experience for Selfridges.com to developing digital solutions for Primark and ASOS Marketplace. His experience in working for both agency and client side meant that his approach to total experience design is strategic with an appreciation of business & operational challenges.
Raj Harjika (M.Sc – IT & Management), has over 20 years of experience in Information Technology. Raj’s expertise is in implementing multi-million dollar’s end-to-end enterprise architecture, design & software development. He is a strong leader with mindset for building and retaining well motivated, high performance teams.
Contributing to a career of over 20 years in IT industry, developing IT strategy and roadmap, assisting Fortune 500 companies with Enterprise Architecture Enablement, Raj’s avid desire to be part of a company that believes in the Agile world, precipitated to join Innovify, a digital innovation agency.
He has successfully helped a diverse range of industry sector, comprising of BFSI, Retail, Aviation, Health Care, Media/Publishing, Energy, & Automotive.
Through Raj’s leadership, he has supported a fully operational Eco-system covering the entire Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), instilling commercial and creative ingenuity, enabling businesses & IT alignment.
An enterprise architecture trainer and practitioner by choice, Raj delivers lectures at leading enterprise architecture groups, community forums & acts as EA consultant for ‘in-scale’ and ‘up-scale’ organisations.
M.Sc (IT & Mgmt) – USA
B.Com (Delhi University, India)
3 Years Diploma in Software Engg
AWS Certified Solutions Architect
Oracle Certified Professional
IBM Certified Enterprise Developer
Weblogic Certified Enterprise Architect
Enterprise Architecture, Information Technology and Software Development, Business and IT alignment, IT Strategy & Roadmap, Waterfall, Agile & Lean Methodologies, Scrum, team leadership, SOA, Microservices, TOGAF 9.1
Mobile Tech Architect
Jader Feijo, a child prodigy, started developing software at the early age of 12. After developing corporate systems which supported his farther’s business for most of his teenage years across a wide range of platforms, Jader eventually went on to work for a global organisation supporting and developing early web platforms for both back-end and front-end.
Later on, during his early twenties, after seeing the huge opportunities the App Store offered, he went on to co-found a company which developed Heroes the game, a global success in the early days of the iOS App Store. This work, later on, leads to Jader joining Gojimo, the UK’s leading exam preparation app as their Senior iOS Developer. Gojimo was featured by Apple multiple times and was number 1 education app in the UK every year during the exam season.
Gojimo then went on to be acquired by The Telegraph and Jader continues to support and further develop the app under its new house.
With over 18 years of experience developing and architecting software across a wide array of different technologies, Jader always brings a fresh perspective to the table when architecting and designing software. Despite his young age, his many years of experience show in the excellence and quality of the products he has worked on and released over the years.
Client Delivery Manager
Richard Llewellyn, has 5 years introducing agile methodologies to both software and business development practices.
The first of those were spent developing his own business, producing health tech products for the rehabilitation and physiotherapy markets, which were used in Europe and North America, and the company was recognised with a number nominations and awards for innovation.
Richard then acted as COO at an on demand, health food delivery startup, building out the production, delivery and sales infrastructure, helping get the company reach it’s first raise within 3 months of inception.
Since then Richard has held Product ownership roles in an E-commerce ERP company, working to commercialise public their API, introduce a micro-services architecture and beginning the process of securing an ISO200702 certification for security, In addition Richard has acted as a business and digital adviser for a number of early stage startups, and continues to coach agile business development methods with Start Up Foundation.
Ventures Program Manager
Sebastien Louit joined Innovify in 2017 to kick start the Innovation Ventures Program, aiming to transform ideas into global success.
Before joining Innovify, Sebastien was Product Leader at InMotion, a mobility focused incubator back by Jaguar Land Rover. He was in charge of helping founders transforming their vision into a tech product, finding traction and become investment ready for their seed round.
Sebastien is the co-founder of Magic Makers, a Paris-based startup offering coding classes for children, based on a blended learning education program. Launched in 2014, it’s now a 50+ people venture and was ranked by Forbes among the top 10 edTech startup in France in 2016. Magic Makers worked directly with the French Ministry of Education as pedagogical experts.
He first got involved in the creation of startup eight years ago taking part in the creation of docTrackr, a cloud-based security venture that exited in 2014 for $15M+.
Sebastien teaches “Coding for non-coders” classes in several schools and regularly participates in startup competition as a member of the jury.
MS – Technology Management (Ecole Centrale Paris, France)
MSc – Strategy and Management Consultancy (EDHEC, France)
Web Development Intensive – General Assembly
Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Management, Start-ups, Market Study, Go-to-market, Product Management, Web development, Digital Marketing, edTech, Peer-to-peer economy, car sharing, web development process
Co-Founder & Head of Delivery
Prakash is a Co-founder and Product Evangelist at Innovify, digital product foundry. As a passionate product evangelist, Prakash is dedicated to tirelessly finding new ways Innovify can help unlock innovation and potential in a business. In executing product delivery, he is a firm promoter of Digital First approach. Through Innovify, he has successfully launched a diverse range of digital products, including Drinkup. London, Instantt, Globr and Kwanji.
Prior to founding Innovify, Prakash has worked as Product Manager and Head of Projects for more than fifteen years, leading various technology projects for Vodafone, Immedia plc, Openreach, HSBC, and Lloyds, always led by design thinking & user-centric approach in solving complex problems.
He has done MSc in IT Project Management, and a Postgraduate Diploma in International Management and is a certified Safe Agilist 4.0 and Certified Scrum Product Owner.
During his spare time, Prakash can be found at the gym, traveling, or enjoying time with his family & friends.
He serves as an advisory member on the boards of several startups both in the UK and Europe.
Bobby is a CEO with over 25 years experience at top tier investment banks and brokerage firms including Credit Suisse First Boston, Nomura, Credit Trade and Private Equity funds. He has significant experience in Private Equity, Real Estate and Hedge Funds with specialisation in European SME, fund of funds, fintech, VC tech, credit derivative markets and financial engineering.
He has held a number of C-suite roles including the Chief Executive Officer of Tower Gate Capital, which recently won an award for best risk management of 2016, and an award for independent platform of 2015; Partner and Chief Operating Officer of Emvest, a frontier market private equity fund and is also on the advisory board and investment committees of a number of funds & companies including:
Kaleidoscope Capital, an investment advisory group. www.kaleidoscopecapital.com
Innovify, a fintech incubator. www.innovify.com
Otty, a rapidly expanding startup. www.otty.com
He has extensive experience in managing funds in multiple jurisdictions including Luxembourg, Mauritius, Bermuda and sub-Saharan Africa and consequently, has an extensive international network at institutional, family office & HNWI level and a proven track record in turning around funds and companies.
He holds a BEng in Aeronautical Engineering and an MSI diploma specializing in Bond Markets, Futures & Options, and Portfolio Management.
He is currently the Managing Director of MJ Hudson Fund Management Limited, an investment group headquartered in London.
Non Executive Director
Having launched his first company in 1991, Nick started his first technology business in 1997; hosting music videos using flash and legal music downloads in MP3 format. After several pivots the company became the first music dotcom in the UK to float on AIM in 1999. Since 2005, he has concentrated on mentoring and coaching fellow entrepreneurs in effectively launching and scaling their businesses and teams.
Nick is a member of the Association for Business Psychology, International Coach Federation, Association of Business Mentors and the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs. Under the UK Government’s Growth Accelerator scheme, he was one of the leading business coaches for business development and leadership & management. He has a degree in Psychology and is a Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming.
Co-Founder & CTO MD – India
Vikas Agarwal, Product Evangelist, Seed Investor, Mentor, and Entrepreneur specializing in technology led startups with over 14 years of experience. Co-founder of Innovify; his expertise lies in internalizing complex business and technology challenges and proactively identify and implement strategies and solutions. He is a tech leader with extensive experience in building and running innovative products and services. His efforts have made Innovify “an Incubator and Nodal Agency for Startup Assistance Scheme for Govt. of Gujarat.”
Vikas, passionate about startups co-founded AtMayFair and Hustl.It. Successfully incubated, invested and mentored OneWay.Cab, Converza, EasyMovr, and KwikMedi among various others. He believes in creating value for customers in a fast growing hyper-competitive market. For his expertise and belief, Innovify was awarded as “Best Incubator” at the Make In India Awards for Excellence by Kalraj Mishra, Union Cabinet Minister for MSME.
He has broad experience in diverse industries like education, IT and textile along with exposure to global markets like the Middle East, Asia, and Europe and expertise lies in technology & software development, technology strategy, product management, finance, leadership, mentoring, consulting, building & nurturing strong and agile functioning teams.
A successive speaker at various forums that encourages particularly college students, to believe in their ideas and dreams for new ventures. He is a member of Young Indians – CII, charter member of TiE Ahmedabad chapter, and GESIA; actively engaged with the local entrepreneurial community.
Vikas is a certified Scrum Master and Certified Scrum Product Owner.
Founder & CEO
Maulik Sailor (MBA), founded Innovify in 2011 after having led the development of many innovative Digital Products as a Product Manager in-charge. Contributing to a career of over fifteen years in developing digital strategy and transformation, assisting high growth SMEs and corporates with advanced digital transformation, Maulik’s fervent desire to introduce an Entrepreneurial mind set to Lean start-ups & Agile Product Development Methodologies, precipitated to launch Innovify, a digital innovation agency.
He has successfully launched a diverse range of industry-sector start-ups, comprising of Landbay, Kwanji, Brickowner, Innovify, AtMayfair and has pioneered new Product Development activity for global organizations, including Visa, Betfair, BBC, The Wall Street Journal, Microsoft and Nokia. Multi-sector experience includes FinTech, Media, Publishing, Personal Payments, eEcommerce, SEO, B2C portals and mobile apps.
Through Maulik’s leadership, he has supported a fully operational Eco-system covering the entire Product Development Life Cycle (PDLC), instilling commercial and creative ingenuity, enabling businesses with accelerated innovation to build economies of scale in entrepreneurial excellence.
A regular spokesperson and mentor in digital science, Maulik delivers speeches at leading business schools, incubators & accelerators, advisory group sessions, consultancy and supports investment collaboration for ‘in-scale’ and ‘up-scale’ organisations.
MBA – Imperial College, London
MSc – Information Systems Distribution (Brunel University, UK)
B.Eng – Information Technology (Sardar Patel University, India)
Scientific Researcher – University of Reading, UK
Technology and Software Development, Product Ownership, Product Development, Product Management, Digital Strategy & Transformation, Business Modelling, User Centred Design (UX & UI), Agile & Lean Methodologies, Scrum, Adaptive Leadership, Coaching, Bootcamps, Mentoring, Consulting.
Inventor on Patents:
• Method and Apparatus for suggesting Data for Transfer (US Patent No: US20110138299)
• Method and Apparatus for User Interface Displays (US Patent No: US20110145749)
• Method and Apparatus for determining and equalizing one or more segments of a media track (Patent Application: WO2012013858)