About Me


Utilizing this digital window to share my understanding of the funder and founder relationships and….
several other things that intrigue me!

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I look for exciting people doing unique things to feature on #DamaniTalks!

The goal is to not just talk about ‘what’ founders and investors do, but to bring out the reason behind ‘why’ they do.

Funding Juicy Chemistry, Riskcovry and Ezstays

My Funding Picks for Last Week (W10)


Every Monday, I review the funding activity of the previous week and pick three favorites. This week, I picked consumer SaaS and hospitality plays as my favorites.

Episode IV – Avik Ashar, B2B Division Head at Zilingo

Zilingo is a technology and commerce platform in the fashion industry. The Singapore headquartered startup was founded in 2015 by Ankiti Bose and Dhruv Kapoor and had operations spanning Indonesia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Philippines, Australia, India, and the United States.

Episode III – Prerna Kalra, Co-founder of Daalchini

Daalchini is an operator of smart vending machines. They provide ready-to-eat food to offices, apartments, and educational institutions through vending machines. Their app allows users to discover Daalchini kiosks near them and place orders. Prerna Kalra discovered the technology on

Episode II – Jasmeet Thind, Cofounder of Coutloot

Coutloot is a local language social commerce offline to online (O2O) platform which lets anyone sell online across the country directly to buyers who can simply bargain and shop online from the sellers. Jasmeet Thind came up with the idea

Episode I – Harsh Shah, Co-founder of Fynd

Fynd is an online retailer of multi-category fashion products. Fynd’s product catalog includes apparel, footwear, innerwear, jewelry, accessories, and more. Fynd was the first startup in India to directly raise a round from Google and exit to Jio! Harsh Shah