Founder and CEO
Atal has experience across a broad range of companies as an investor, an entrepreneur, interim executive, board member, and mentor. He has run multiple businesses in retail, legal, medical and technology space – he has also founded and exited VC funded technology startups in the past and invested in a hand full of tech companies and is also on the board of multiple companies. In the past, Atal has worked with global corporates including Oracle, SAP, Network Rail UK, Tata (IIT Delhi), etc. Atal writes and speaks about entrepreneurship, venture funding, value creation and data analytics. He Holds MBA from Ashridge Business School, UK and MS in Computer Science from India. Atal loves working with individuals and teams that are striving to build something, have an impact and make a difference – you can contact him on email@example.com .
Founder and CSO
Parimi is a passionate technology entrepreneur, who mentors and invests in early-stage startups. He has successfully founded multiple businesses including SAAS based Practice PA – that helps hundreds of accountants in the UK in running their practices. In last 20 years, he has worked on many senior business development roles in the UK and Europe. Parimi is always happy to open his global business network to the aspiring entrepreneurs and work closely with startups to grow fast.
Founding Advisor of Spark10 and MD of John Bradfield Centre, Cambridge University
Jon was the former Managing Director of Techstars in London, co-founder of F6s and Tech.eu and is now heading the John Bradfield Centre, world’s largest incubator situated within Cambridge University. Previously, Jon was a co-founder and CEO of Springboard, which subsequently merged with Techstars. In addition, he has also co-founded Ignite, a re-invention of the Difference Engine that was Europe’s first accelerator boot-camp, Startup Wise Guys Accelerator in Estonia, Eleven Accelerator in Bulgaria and TexDrive Accelerator in Moscow.
Founding Advisor of Spark10, Founder Ignite (UK) and Head of Program, Dubai Future Foundation
Paul is the co-founder and the former CEO at Ignite, Europe’s angel-led accelerator program. Currently, he’s heading the program at the prestigious Dubai Future Foundation. Paul has co-founded both a tech startup and a design agency, and was responsible for wire framing, design, and fundraising and project management. He spent five years as a creative executive and manager with EMAP and have extensive experience in copywriting, advertising and marketing. Paul also worked for six years as an award-winning producer and senior manager for both commercial radio and the BBC.
Ravi’s tryst with entrepreneurship started at the age of 16 by fixing people’s computers and then making large-scale enterprise software for mid-sized companies. In the past two decades, he has worked in various roles such as technologist, operations consultant, trainer and a coach to senior management. He spent the last 5 years working with founders and startups helping them build their legacy by guiding them on ideation, product validation, strategy, and operations. He has a Masters degree in Business and Computer Science.
Gouri Shankar Sridhara
Gouri is highly experienced and accomplished Procurement and Supplier Management professional with a track record of achieving significant sustainable savings through aggressive supplier negotiations and supplier management. Significant experience in managing 3rd party suppliers for ITO and BPO services. He regularly invests in Fin-tech and other startups in the UK and Europe.
Content and Promotions
Swati Suramya is the Content Manager at Spark10. A Banking and Financial professional for the past 7.5 years. She was previously employed with Goldman Sachs as a Compliance Officer in the Global Compliance Division. She has also worked for enStage Software (Wibmo), MuSigma Business Solutions and ICICI Bank Ltd. Swati joined Spark10 in February 2017. She earned her MBA in 2008 from BITS, Ranchi and BA in Economics (H) from St. Xavier’s College in 2006.
Divya Jyothi Sampathi
She handles strategizing and planning of all marketing activities for various Spark10 verticals and projects; Content creation and design and helping startups (inducted or otherwise) with marketing issues, planning, and analysis.