Abhijit comes with hands-on experience in technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Data Analytics. Together with his experiences in investment banking and internet businesses, he is able to bring new perspective and fresh approach to problem solving.
Perhaps he is the only Indian who has successfully moved from economics to robotics, and then worked with best scientific mind (C V Raman awardee) in the country. This gives him a dual perspective of business problems and mathematical models. And equips him with the tools to leverage one to solve the other.
His last role as a researcher in designing robot perception system and subsequent work with consumer business made him realize the unifying structure of data - radar, lidar, google search, social media - at fundamental level they all are mathematical object. The values he brings are problem structuring, data breakdown to its fundamental essence and lens of mathematics to find the solution.
“You might see M&A (mergers and acquisitions) in areas such as north-east and east India, where MFIs working in a niche have created a regional stronghold," said Abhijit Maheswari, founder of Sloka Capital Advisory Services Pvt. Ltd.
Two South based microfinance companies, ESAF Microfinance and Investments (EMFIL) and Navachetna Microfin Services Ltd, have raised Rs 12 crore and Rs 1.5 crore respectively. Sloka Capital, an advisory firm focussed on medium and micro enterprises, was the advisor for both the transactions.
Venturesutra aims to provide a ‘one-stop place to search and connect with investors instantly' Small entrepreneurs in the IT space frequently run into funding problems because very often they do not start operations as industrialists traditionally do
“Our focus is really on qualifying the deal flow which reaches an investor. What we’ve done is tie up with over 60 investment houses. With one click, an entrepreneur can send his business plan to the country’s leading investors,” says founder, Abhijit Maheshwari.
"Mobile is creating a parallel economy, and the opportunity is huge. InMobi is already a large player in the mobile advertising segment. So I would think InMobi is being valued at over $1 billion," said Abhijit Maheswari, CEO of Venturesutra, an initiative to bring together startups and venture capitalists.
Venturesutra, an online private funding platform for entrepreneurs to interact with venture capitalists, angel investors and seed investors has seen as many as 35 deals under negotiations, within six weeks of its launch. It has attracted over 290 entrepreneurs who have subscribed for the portal and at least four of the 35 deals are about to be finalised with the total deal size over $ 3 million.
"We see a strong traction towards inbound M&A activity in technology, material and other growth start-up enterprises in India. As the economy further recovers the expected inflows are also anticipated to increase," Abhijit Maheshwari, chief executive, Maandate told IANS.