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Keshav Kaul, India

Keshav has had experience working with Baxter Healthcare, where he was involved in planning, developing, and executing multiple projects. Growing up in India, Singapore, China, and the U.S., he brings with him a strong multi-cultural background and the ability to effectively collaborate with his peers. Through his international exposure, Keshav has also first-hand witnessed basic healthcare being a luxury rather than the norm - which is the driving force behind his passion for healthcare and making a social impact. Keshav holds a B.S in Business Administration from Boston University, double-majoring in Marketing and Operations & Technology Management.

Keshav is working with Villgro incubatee Bempu on business development.

Thuy Pham, Vietnam

Thuy is an explorer and a business consultant dedicated to helping organizations, companies and enterprises in emerging and frontier markets to achieve social and economical values through strategic management tools and human centric solutions. She's had experiences consulting for small medium businesses in the US, multinational and state-owned companies in Ghana, and the Nigerian government in areas of management, agribusiness, and capital market surveillance. Previously, she worked in leading banks in Vietnam where she developed acquisition strategies for credit card business and delivered high quality global custody services for corporate clients and fund managers.

Thuy holds an MBA with finance focus from California State University, Fullerton. She comes from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam where she received her BA degree in International Economics at Foreign Trade University. She has recently helped launch a travel mobile app for a new start-up in San Francisco. She will work with Villgro Incubatee Artoo as a Business Development Manager.

Daphne Salinas, Mexico

Daphne is passionate about using the power of business to solve the most pressing issues. She has more than six years of experience in the development and investment of environmental and social businesses. Before joining Villgro, she worked for Adobe Capital within the New Ventures Group, the first growth-stage venture capital fund for sustainable enterprises in Mexico. She was responsible for the fund’s deal flow, business models’ assessments, financial modeling, and capital or convertible debt investment analysis of potential transactions. Formerly she headed the program for early-stage enterprises and managed acceleration processes for growing businesses at the New Ventures Group Accelerator. Daphne has a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business from Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico and has done studies focused on sustainable businesses and development economics from the EICD 3A in France.

Daphne has joined Villgro's incubation team.

Siddharth Nair, India

Passionate about accessible healthcare Siddharth got involved with his start-up, Fyrsta Innovations, in 2012. At Fyrsta, he was involved in design and development of medical devices and had successfully developed the product ReLive, an innovative tool for chronic pain management. The device was an IoT based system for physical rehabilitation and works on the principle of tele-medicine. He is a keen researcher and aims to develop cost-effective and innovative engineering designs. He has a Post Graduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from College of Engineering, Guindy (Anna University).

Siddharth is working on product design and development at Aindra Systems, a Villgro portfolio company.

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