Raj Kumar Srivastava
Deputy Chief of Mission at Embassy of India, Tokyo
Mr. Raj Kumar Srivastava joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1997. He holds a B. Tech. (Civil Engineering) degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has served in Indian Embassies in Madrid (Spain), Yangon (Myanmar), Vienna (Austria), and Brasilia (Brazil) earlier. He assumed his current charge as Deputy Chief of Mission in the Embassy of India, Tokyo in August 2017. He sees great potential in cooperation between India and Japan in the area of IT including next generation technologies such as IoT, Big Data and AI and therefore recognizes the need to connect Indian Start-up eco-system with Japan. He has keen interest in sports particularly Golf, Bridge, Cricket, Chess, Snooker and Billiards.
Founder at GHV Accelerator
Vikram is a Computer Science Graduate from Tokyo University with a successful background of building and leading top performing teams with a focus on exceeding goals. During his 16 years in Tokyo, he has worked with NTTDATA R&D division and as CIO in Si Co. in Tokyo. Executed first Bilingual Offshore project USD 3Mn for Japanese Company. He started his entrepreneurial journey in 1999 and was the first Indian Featured as a cover story in Japan’s most famous economic magazine ”Keizaikai” in 2007 and first Entrepreneur nominated by Japan’s ICT Ministry in India-Japan ICT Committee(2009-2010) After deciding to move back to India, he joined Indian Angel Network (IAN)-incubator as a founding board member and made his 1st investment as angel and since then he has invested in more than 20 startups. These startups have had a cumulative growth over US$ 1bn in less than 6 years with global clients like NASA, Google, E&Y, Tata’s, Reliance, Pepsi, with 300% YoY Growth and presence in over 20 countries, supported by marque Investors such as like Sequoia, Nexus, Matrix, Tenaya, IAN, who invested in follow on rounds. His portfolios are diversified from Hi-Tech to MediaTech, Fintech, Edu-tech, E-commerce, Hospitality, Ad-Tech,Fitness, Foodtech, Music, Fashion, etc. Some of his star performer startup portfolios are : Druva, CollegeSearch, LogiNext, Viedea(exited), PindropMusic, Applop, Fitmein, MytaxiIndia, RoadGods, Sattviko.He is widely known as Chief Mentor & Accelerator Evangelist of GHV Accelerator, a unique and leading Accelerator of India.