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DVC Strengthens its Advisory Team by Appointing Multiple Advisors

[National, 10 August, 2023]: Dallas Venture Capital (DVC), a cross-border venture capital firm, announced key additions to its Team of Advisors. The team will play a pivotal role in expanding DVC’s propositions at a global scale, focusing mainly on the early and growth-stage companies in cloud infrastructure, AI/ML, mobile, XR and other emerging technologies.

The team of advisors will support the DVC Advantage program, which aims to bring momentum to the start-up growth journey besides providing capital support. The Advisory team includes Dr. Ambica Rajagopal, a pioneer in Applied AI, Analytics, and Data Science with a reputation for innovating, introducing, and scaling path-breaking technologies. With over 35 years of experience in the technology space, Ms Rama Vedashree has had long stints at NIIT Technologies, Microsoft and General Electric, and Mr Jayant Patwardhan with over 34 years of expertise in technology and management, including 25 years in the financial services industry.

Dr. Ambica, as the Group Chief Data and AI Officer of Michelin, spearheaded Michelin’s data-driven AI transformation. Sharing her thoughts, Dr. Ambika said, “There has never been a more exciting time for startups in the AI world – and I am delighted to join as an Advisor of Dallas Venture Capital in exploring and accelerating growth in this area!” 

Dr. Ambica Rajagopal

“Ambica’s experience and expertise in Applied AI, Analytics, and Data Science have earned her a reputation as a pioneer in her field. Her ability to innovate and scale technologies to market leadership is an asset to DVC Advantage, a program designed to help startups grow and succeed with capital support and momentum”, said Gokul Dixit, Partner at DVC

Meanwhile, Rama Vedashree who earlier was the CEO of the Data Security Council of India (‘DSCI’), the apex Policy Think Tank and Industry Body for Cyber Security and Privacy said, “Working with Enterprise Customers and Governments in leveraging Technology has been the core mission of my career. I look forward to my new role at DVC to help grow the Deep Tech Startup ecosystem.”

Ms. Rama Vedashree

Rama has an extensive background in the technology industry spanning more than three decades, with a focus on security and privacy. Her contributions to the Cyber Security Growth Charter for India have been invaluable, and we are thrilled to have her on board as an advisor.” said Shyam Penumaka, Partner at DVC India

On the other hand, Jayant Patwardhan served as the CEO of TIAA Global Business Services India before becoming the Chairman. Additionally, he is also an Executive Advisor to the Everest Group. In his past roles, he has served as the Managing Director, Head of Technology, India for Deutsche Bank. He has also served as the Managing Director, India CTO, Asset & Wealth Management Technology at JP Morgan Chase. Before JP Morgan, he held technology leadership roles with Nomura Holdings and Lehman Brothers. Speaking about his new role as an advisor at DVC, Jayant opined, “The start-up industry in India has grown and matured over the years. I am very excited to work with DVC India in this space and help innovate with new age technology.”

Mr. Jayant Patwardhan

“We are excited about welcoming Jayant as a DVC Advisor. Jayant comes with extensive expertise in implementing/driving technology initiatives in large financial services organizations and Asset Management companies. DVC and the DVC Portfolio companies immensely benefit from his experience and contributions.” said Kiran Kalluri, Partner at DVC India. Through this instrumental addition to the team, DVC aims to accelerate the growth in the overall tech-focused startups.

About Dallas Venture Capital (DVC):

Dallas Venture Capital (DVC) is a Dallas TX, USA and Hyderabad, India based Cross border Venture capital firm investing in AI/ML, IoT, XR and other emerging technologies.

DVC invests in B2B SaaS/Enterprise software companies with $1MM ARR or with paid POCs with reputed companies and clear visibility to reach $1MM ARR in 3 to 6 months. We typically invest at Series A stage with a ticket size of $2 to 5MM.

For more information on DVC, please visit www.dallasvc.com

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