Summary Shashank brings entrepreneurial and investment understanding with 15+ years of cross functional expertise. He has acquired a depth and breadth of experience from having worked in large companies, a startup (acquired by a Fortune 500 Company) and an early stage fund investing in technology-enabled startups. He is Founder VC at 100X.VC – India’s first venture fund to invest in early-stage startups using iSAFE – India SAFE Notes. Additionally, he is a Member of the Executive Committee at People of Indian Origin Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PIOCCI) – an organization that works with reputed Indian diaspora entrepreneurs, investors, PIOs and associations across the globe. He is also an Angel Investor and Advisor with a keen interest in B2B emerging technology startups. Previously, he was the founding member and Vice President of VCCEdge, the data platform by VCCircle. He led revenue, product development and growth initiatives for close to seven years at VCCEdge. VCCircle was acquired by News Corporation in 2015 where he served as business head for the division until 2016. He has also worked with NIIT Ltd. and Zensar Technologies Ltd. Shashank holds an undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Engineering from Nagpur University, and an MBA from International Management Institute (IMI), New Delhi. Specialities: Scaling up Startups, Accelerators, Angel & Seed Investment, Venture Capital, Global Open Innovation, M&A, CrossBorder Transactions & Entrepreneurship Experience 100X.VC Founder VC June 2019 – Present Mumbai Area, India 100X.VC is the first venture fund to invest in early-stage startups using India SAFE Notes. We are the first institutional investor in our portfolio companies. 100X.VC goes beyond mere funding. We open our network, expertise and resources that assist founders in crafting a scalable business model. 100X.VC is a SEBI Registered Investment Adviser and CAT I AIF. PIOCCI Executive Committee Member | Maharashtra February 2018 – Present Mumbai Area, India PIOCCI – People of Indian Origin Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a Global Business Platform working closely with reputed entrepreneurs and Indian Diaspora to promote investment and international trade opportunities. PIOCCI is helping People of Indian Origin (PIOs), Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) and their business enterprises of all sizes to operate and explore new dimensions on building economic partnerships both internationally and in India. Who Are We: A Global Network PIOCCI is a global network of Indian Diaspora Members, Corporate Partners and PIO Bodies, having direct reach across 150+ countries. With a unique global footprint and direct reach to businesses, we work to promote international trade, investments and partnership. QuantMagnum Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Investor May 2018 – Present Mumbai Area, India IndoInvesting is a full stack investment platform providing AI driven automated investment solutions. ( Operated by QuantMagnum Technologies Pvt, it offers Treasury Management Solution (TMS) to financial institutions and Wealth Management Solution (WMS) to financial intermediaries. Yuvin Esports Advisor November 2018 – Present Mumbai Area, India Yuvin Esports is a professional multi-sports team building organization with squads in DOTA 2, PUBG and CS:GO. Consistently among top 5 teams, our DOTA2 Team is ranked 2nd in ESL India Premiership 2018 and ILG 2018 standings at the national level. At present, Yuvin Esports has two teams titled Reckoning Esports and Reckoning Infinity. We recently on-boarded Myanmar’s talented DOTA2 team under our banner. Atal Innovation Mission Mentor of Change November 2018 – Present Mumbai Area, India Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) is Government of India’s flagship initiative to promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in the country. AIM’s objective is to develop new programmes and policies for fostering innovation in different sectors of the economy, provide platform and collaboration opportunities for different stakeholders, create awareness and create an umbrella structure to oversee innovation ecosystem of the country. AIM’s flagship schemes include establishing Atal Tinkering Labs and Atal Incubation Centers, providing scaling up support to Established Incubation Centers, and finding ultra-low cost solution to India’s most intractable problems through Atal Grand Challenges and Atal Vikas Challenges. Angel Investor Angel Investor & Advisor January 2018 – Present Mumbai Area, India Investing in early-stage Indian and SEA startups building Consumer Digital Services, Deep tech & Data-driven businesses, Enterprise Software, Fintech and Healthtech. Z Nation Lab Director August 2016 – July 2018 (2 years) Mumbai Area, India Z Nation Lab is a technology accelerator and seed fund selectively investing up to USD 50K of capital in high growth startups. As part of the early team, I spearheaded, conceptualized and launched Z Nation Lab’s Bootcamp program, accelerated 70+ tech-enabled start-ups and invested across 16 in India. Lead mining, scouting and analysing potential investable start-ups in domains including IoT, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Real Estate-Tech, Fintech, Healthtech and Consumer Retail. News Corp VCCircle 6 years 6 months Founding Member & Vice President | VCCEdge April 2015 – April 2016 (1 year 1 month) Mumbai | New Delhi, India Founding member of VCCEdge ( – India’s premier financial research platform providing comprehensive data and analytical tools to professionals’ part of the Indian investment ecosystem. VCCEdge, a division of VCCircle Network was acquired by News Corporation ( in March 2015. Established VCCEdge as the most reliable research solution for the Indian investment ecosystem with leading global and domestic private equity, venture capital firms and investment banks as clients. The role required me to wear multiple hats ranging from product development, research, marketing, business development and account management; all with a single focus of building a comprehensive and robust data product facilitating investment and business research. Vice President | VCCEdge April 2014 – March 2015 (1 year) Mumbai | New Delhi, India I led revenue, business strategy, product and business development for VCCEdge, an online financial research platform brought to you by VCCircle ( – India’s leading online financial data and information services group. It is India’s most comprehensive online deal platform that covers the investment eco-system. VCCEdge provides private & public company financial data, private equity, venture capital, M&A, ECM and debt transactions data. Associate Vice President | VCCEdge April 2012 – March 2014 (2 years) Mumbai | New Delhi, India Founding Member & Business Manager | VCCEdge November 2009 – March 2012 (2 years 5 months) Mumbai | New Delhi, India Founding member of the Startup. Successfully launched VCCEdge, a financial research platform for investment banks, venture capitalists and private equity funds. Set up and kick-started VCCircle’s operations in Mumbai. NIIT Ltd. Business Associate | ELS Global Markets January 2007 – May 2008 (1 year 5 months) New Delhi Area, India NIIT Enterprise Learning Solutions Business (NIIT ELS) is a global outsourcing company that delivers transformative strategies through its outsourced Managed Training Services. Part of the Global marketing team for publishing vertical, managing clients which included Pearson, McGraw-Hill and various others. Zensar Technologies Ltd. Quality Analyst January 2005 – January 2006 (1 year 1 month) Pune Area, India Zensar is a global information digital solutions and technology services company that specializes in partnering with global organizations across industries on their Digital Transformation journey. Prasar Bharati Engineering Intern May 2002 – June 2002 (2 months) New Delhi Area, India Positioned with the Electronics and Program wing at the Central Production Centre, Prasar Bharti Doordarshan where I was assigned tasks in technical operations. Education International Management Institute – IMI Master of Business Administration (MBA), General Management · (2008 – 2009) Nagpur University Bachelor of Engineering, Electronics & Telecommunications · (1999 – 2003) International School Bangkok High School – International Baccalaureate · (1997 – 1999) Somerville School CBSE · (1993 – 1997) Carmel School Kuwait · (1991 – 1993)