PETER F. GARDNER
Peter F. Gardner an investment banker by profession, was most recently head of product development and management at HSBC Alternative Investment Group and a member of the senior management Executive Committee. He is also a technology investor, including being a seed investor in Last.FM, Leap Anywhere and now AKG Technologies. Last.FM turned out to be the worlds biggest music portal and was acquired by CBS corp. Peter is a full time investor now and is managing his own investments.
Kartik Hosanagar is a professor of Information and Operations Management at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and also the co-founder of Yodle Inc. Yodle, now has 250 employees and is funded by Bessemer ventures and DFJ and other investor. Kartik's research interests are in Internet commerce with a special emphasis on Internet media and Internet marketing. Kartik has a Bachelors degree in Electronics and a Masters in Information Systems, both from Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences (BITS, Pilani), India and an MPhil in Management Science and a PhD in Management Science and Information Systems from the Heinz School of Policy at Carnegie Mellon University.
Manish Singh is an Investment Director at SG Hambros Bank in London where he manages and advises on more than $350M of assets. Prior to this he worked as an equity research analyst at Societe General Corporate and Investment Bank (SGCIB) in London and before that at UBS Investment Bank in London and Hong Kong.Manish holds a Bachelors degree in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mumbai, MSc in Finance and Management degree from the Cranfield School of Management, UK and the CFA charter. Besides finance and investment his main interest is economics and public policy. He is the Head of research at Conservative city future, a policy research group of the Conservative party of UK working for the Shadow Chancellor. Manish is also member of Chatham House and associate member and supporter of IEA (Institute of Economic Affairs), Cato Institute and Centre of Policy Studies (CPS).
A keen tennis player and cricket and football fan, he is a life-long supporter of Manchester United.
Jie Dong is an investment banking professional, currently working at Citigroup, Fixed Income Sale and Trading as a Global Macro Sales person, covering European hedge funds. Earlier she worked in Debt Structuring involving media, telecom, infrastructure sectors at Citigroup. Prior to Citigroup, she started her banking career in A at a boutique investment bank, Greenhill.
She has a masters degree in Finance and Management from Cranfield School of Management, and graduated top of the class She is a CFA charter holder and a qualified CIMA accountant.
She has interests in building entrepreneurial businesses, and currently is involved in raising funds for an FX trading business and a property investment business respectively in a 2nd tier city in China. In her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis and learning piano.
Bimohit Bawa has more than 7 years of experience in networks and systems. He is currently working with a major telecommunication giant for four years, designing critical and scalable enterprise level software driving the networks. Prior to that, Bimohit has also worked with a major telecommunication giant in India delivering the first cost effective switch to the Indian government. He also has a rich experience with products involving solutions for adaptive streaming of video over low bandwidth channels being transmitted over the Internet. Bimohit holds a B.Tech in Computer Science from I.I.T Roorkee and a Masters in Computer Science from University of Pennsylvania.
The Ross Group is a private investment group with a portfolio in private equity, early stage venture investments, and real estate. The group is headquartered in the United States with member companies and investments in North America and Asia. A key objective of the group's goals is a focus on entrepreneurial strategies. The majority of holdings are in Logistics, Distribution, Technology, Retail, and Real Estate.
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