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Investment Team

Ankur Shrivastava

Managing Partner  |  Toronto, Canada

Ankur is the Founder & Managing Partner at Momentum Capital. He has two decades of professional experience, with the past decade as a founder and investor in India & the US. He previously co-founded & scaled Globevestor, a technology startup in venture capital space, to a network of 1,000+ CXOs from 25+ countries and AUM of about $15 million.

Ankur led Globevestor’s nearly 70 investments in over 40 startups in India & the US, with several successes, including Zoomcar, Springboard, Agnikul, Chakr Innovation, Good Health Company and many others across climate, health, edtech, and other diverse spaces. His prior portfolio has raised nearly half a billion dollars in follow-on from marquee investors and was collectively valued at $1.7B+ at end 2023, including a listing on NASDAQ.

Formerly, Ankur spent a decade in strategy consulting at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) & Strategic Decisions Group (SDG), advising clients across Asia & Africa. He holds post-graduate & graduate mechanical engineering degrees from IIT Bombay, India. He lives in Toronto and is a doting father to two girls, for whom he wants to build a better world.

Adeo Ressi

Venture Partner  |  Bay Area, US

Adeo Ressi is CEO of VC Lab and the chairman of the Founder Institute, a startup launch program that operates in over 200 cities worldwide, and he is a recognized mentor for fast growing technology businesses. He has pioneered innovations in the protection of founder rights, the raising of early stage capital and the scaling of new businesses.

Previous to the Founder Institute, Adeo has helped to create nearly $2 billion in shareholder value by founding or running nine businesses, including TheFunded, Game Trust, Xceed and Total New York. In addition, the Founder Institute has helped to create approximately $35 billion more in shareholder value by launching over 4,500 technology companies that have raised an estimated $1 billion from investors.

Adeo previously served on the Board of the X Prize foundation to pursue his interests in space exploration and techniques to motivate human achievement. He studied architecture and spent time living on a commune to explore his interests in designing better ways to live. Adeo is passionate about inspiring people to achieve greatness.

Mike Suprovici

Venture Partner  |  Bay Area, US

Mike has helped hundreds of emerging VCs launch their firms globally as the Head of Acceleration for the VC Lab program.

Prior to VC Lab, he co-lead investor relations for 200+ LPs as the Manager of the Founder Institute Select Index program where he has helped launch 13 new funds. He was also Managing Director of Portfolio Success at FI where he oversaw FI’s 6k+ company portfolio and helped 300+ start-ups a year raise capital.

Prior to joining the Founder Institute, Mike was the founder and CEO at Explorence, a seed-funded startup that developed iOS apps focused on turning outdoor recreational activities into real life video games. Mike recruited the team, launched 5 iOS apps and raised funding. Specialities: Fundraising, Startups, Product Management, Product Development, Recruiting, iOS Development, Design, Analytics, Business Development, and Sales.

Abhilash Singh

Venture Partner  |  Bengaluru, India

Abhilash is a strategy consulting and decision sciences expert. He's spent nearly two decades helping clients take high-quality decisions in the face of uncertainty & complexity.

Abhilash is the Founding Director of Auctus Advisors, a boutique strategy consulting firm based out of India that specializes in strategy, analytics and organization development. He helped scale Auctus' business for over a decade to its exit to YCP Holdings, a publicly-traded corporation in Japan. He has worked with several leading conglomerates across India, SE Asia, Europe & Latin America in the infrastructure, aviation, consumer and technology sectors.

Prior to Auctus, Abhilash worked with Strategic Decisions Group (SDG) and AT Kearney. He holds a graduate and post-graduate degree in mechanical engineering from IIT Bombay, India.

Bharti Singhla

Entrepreneur-in-Residence  |  Bay Area, US

Bharti is a successful climate tech entrepreneur and is diving deeper in the domain while pursuing a joint MBA & MS in Environmental Science from Stanford.

She has over 7 years of business experience, including as Co-founder and COO at Chakr Innovation (a hardware cleantech startup in India) and a management consultant at Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Prior to Stanford, she was building Chakr, reducing black carbon emissions from diesel used in industries and commercial buildings in India. She led the company's scaleup from Pre-Seed to Series B, raising funds from global PE/VCs, and building highly efficient operational processes to drive profitability with an organization of 150+ team members.

A chemical engineer by undergraduate training from IIT Delhi, she is passionate about translating technologies for scalable business applications. Owing to her childhood in the rural Himalayas in India, she believes in living in harmony with nature. Being an engineer, she is passionate about hardware climate-tech solutions, especially based on circular economy.

Group of Advisors

Bill Draper

Advisor  |  Bay Area, US

Having begun his venture capital career in 1959, William H. Draper III is one of America’s first venture capitalists. Today, he is Managing Director of Draper Richards L.P and Draper International. He serves as the Co-Chairman of the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation. Mr. Draper is also author of the book “The Startup Game: Inside the Partnership between Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs.”

In 1965, Mr. Draper founded Sutter Hill Ventures. From 1981 to 1986, he was President and Chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. Thereafter, Mr. Draper was the head of the United Nations Development Program from 1986 to 1993 and oversaw nearly 10,000 international aid projects. Mr. Draper formerly served as the Chairman of the World Affairs Council of Northern California, Chairman of the Institute of International Education, Trustee of Yale University, and as Chairman of the Board of the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco.

Mr. Draper received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University in 1950 and an MBA, with distinction, from the Harvard Business School in 1954.

Adam Draper

Advisor  |  Bay Area, US

Adam Draper is the founder and managing director of Boost VC. Adam is a 2x entrepreneur and a 4th generation venture capitalist.

For Adam, no idea is too crazy. He dreams of building an ironman suit and leads the deals in the wildest SciFi Tech investments - exoskeletons, jetpacks, rockets. Go big or go home. The focus of Boost VC on future technology development stems from Adam Draper’s dream to create an Iron Man suit. He co-founded Boost VC after his success as an Angel Investor in companies like Coinbase, Amplitude and Plangrid.

In a previous life, he wanted to be a professional tennis player and has an odd affinity for Australians. He once drank an entire bottle of tabasco sauce (the big ones) in 43 seconds. 4th generation venture capitalist, 2 time entrepreneur, and most importantly, he’s a friend.

Brayton Williams

Advisor  |  Bay Area, US

Brayton has spent his career in finance working with too-big-to-fail Morgan Stanley in wealth management and then to a FinTech startup selling private company securities. Then in 2012 he joined his co-worker, Adam Draper, to start Boost VC. Brayton got rid of his apartment and moved into the dorms that house the portfolio companies as he launched the startup to fund startups. He can still be spotted heading to a room he keeps after late nights in the office.

Brayton likes to be first. He was the first member of Boost VC to buy a Bitcoin at but unfortunately also the first to sell. He was the first on the team to try virtual reality before it was widely available. But his most proud first moment is winning the California state free-throw championship at age 12.

At Boost VC, Brayton wears many hats but focuses on the 300+ portfolio alumni and their needs. If those don’t keep him busy enough, he also manages Boost VC’s finances, general operations, social media and investment decisions.

Kanti Prabha

Advisor  |  Toronto, Canada

Kanti is a co-founder of SirionLabs, an AI-powered enterprise contract management startup that helps manage complete contracting lifecycle on a single, easy-to-use platform. It's a highly-successful enterprise SaaS startup that counts several Fortune 100 companies as its customers. SirionLabs has raised nearly $175M from marquee venture investors, such as Tiger Global, Sequoia, Brookfield and Partners Group.

Kanti is a product and operations expert and also actively supports women-led startups. She has two decades of work experience and previously was a founding team member at UnitedLex and an early employee at Evalueserve.

She is a doer and gets excited by complex problems that allow her to leverage her ability to find structure in chaos. She holds an integrated master's degree in chemistry from IIT Bombay, India. She currently resides in Toronto, Canada.

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