About Our First Event

PeepalSys together with Nexus Venture Partners, organized a Panel Discussion on “Creating a Valley-like Work Culture”. The panel list included seven startups from various technology domains from different parts of India.

The event presented a Platform for everyone present, to hear, interact and understand a  startup from the founder’s perspective, as well as the engineers who join them.

Peepalsys helps build teams for these startups, building a bridge between venture capital and tech entrepreneurs; by identifying, educating and taking on board the key people that can help build the entrepreneurial dream. PeepalSys brings venture capital, startups and techies to one location where you can interact, network and benefit!
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Event Details

Panel Chair

Panel Chair – Jishnu Bhattacharjee
Jishnu is a Managing Director at Nexus Venture Partners. Jishnu brings to Nexus several years of operating and investing expertise in hi-technology start-ups. He has invested in technology infrastructure, mobile, internet and technology enabled services companies and is interested in a wide range of startups. Jishnu currently serves on the boards of Druva ,GenWi, Unmetric, Helpshift, Kaltura, and Vdopia. His investments also include (acquired by Citrix) and Gluster (acquired by Red Hat).

Jishnu is an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and holds a masters and undergraduate from Georgia Tech and IIT Kharagpur in electrical engineering and is an inventor on more than a dozen US patents.

Nexus Venture Partners 

We are India’s leading Venture Capital fund. We invest in early and early growth stage companies across sectors in India and US. Our partner companies have access to the entire Nexus team in India and Silicon Valley for help in recruiting talent, forging new alliances, opening doors to new customers, shaping strategy and connecting with best-of-breed executives, advisors, co-investors and board members.

Panel Companies


Helpshift makes it easy to create that exceptional customer support experience in native mobile apps, transforming customers into the most passionate sales team you could hope for, and loyal for life.

Speaker – Abinash Tripathy
Abinash Tripathy is Founder and CEO of HelpShift. He is also the Founder and CEO of Inifinitely Beta, a thinktank for startup ideas. He has rich and varied experience, including being MD, Zimbra APAC brand from Yahoo!, Director (India Ops), Openwave Systems, and 4+ years at Oracle. He has an MS from American University.


We believe that exploring oceans of data and building scientific explanations for what we observe will lead to exciting new insights and discoveries that can simplify people’s lives and decisions.
Speaker – Jonah Stephen Jeremiah Jonah comes to indix via Microsoft, Polaris Financial Technology and Kumaran Systems. Jonah developed the world’s first Microsoft Migration tools for Visual Basic and SQL Server, India’s first Microsoft COE and SQL Server Laboratory. He holds an MS in Physics and also did an Executive General Management Program from IIM(B).


ScaleArc is the pioneer in a new category of database infrastructure software that simplifies the way database environments are deployed and managed, and lowers costs without any changes to applications or databases.

Speaker – Gaurav Gupta
Gaurav comes to ScaleArc via CloudVelocity. He also was a Principal Software Engineer at Symantec, Cisco Systems and NeoPath Networks, and is a contributor to OpenStack. He is an M.S (Maryland), and is certified in International Business Management from University of California, Berkeley. Gaurav currently holds 3 US patents.


Uniware, from UniCommerce is a web-based software application for efficient order fulfillment, immediately available online. Manage your procurement, warehousing, dropshipments, shipping, inventory and returns effectively at one place.

Speaker – Ankit Pruthi
Ankit looks after business development and client relationships. Before Unicommerce, he was managing algorithmic trading team at Estee Advisors a Gurgaon based quant hedge fund. Overall, Ankit has 6+ years of experience in technology and finance with fortune 100 companies – Qwest communications, Goldman Sachs.. Ankit is IIM Ahmedabad, IIT Delhi.

What’s On India

What’s On India Pvt. Ltd. is India’s premier TV guidance company working with all major TV networks and operators. The company’s vision is to enable TV content search, discovery and guidance across varied platforms and technologies.

Speaker – Atul Phadnis
Digital Television Specialist & Entrepreneur with more than 17 years of experience in Advertising and Television. Has had a successful career in Advertising (Rediffusion-DYR, MindShare, Starcom Worldwide) and Television Ratings (at TAM-Nielsen India). Rated among the ‘Top 5 Hottest Start-ups to watch in 2010’ by FORBES. Also voted among ‘Top 10 Young Turks of 2010’ by CNBC-TV18.