Check our Team

SpringUp Labs is part of SpringUp Capital group, a Venture Capital firm focusing on global B2B Technology Startups and accelerator.

Managing Partners

Santosh Kotnis

CEO & Managing Partner

20 Years in to global business with a solid track record of IT and business management experience with complete P/L responsibility for BU and organizations ranging from innovative start-ups to international leading organizations

Anand Kadakol


India based business management and payment industry veteran; with experience in APAC and Middle East. Loves to drive strategy and innovation for the startups through calibrated set of processes.

Srinath Birur

Partner | Start-up Mentor

International Business executive with focus on Education Marketing, Entrepreneurship program development and advising startups towards global scale.



Singapore/North America based professional focusing towards identifying and growing routes to market, by analysis and innovation. Passionate to add value through Channel, Cybersecurity, and Strategic vision.

Avi Sakhalkar


Singapore/North America based professional focusing towards identifying and growing routes to market, by analysis and innovation. Passionate to add value through Channel, Cybersecurity, and Strategic vision.

Tushar Shetty

Managing Partner

CEO of Ideas to Impact accelerator from India. Part of ecosystem of Indian start-ups, investment funds and mentors

Toni Franco

Managing Partner

Veteran in PE ecosystem and involved in multiple M&A and Business Transformation programs. Have successfully raised capital for start-ups and industrial businesses.

Nand K


Global business executive in to software services and B2B SaaS. Comes with ISV background and have executed mandates to scale the business)

Robert Laguna


US based passionate entrepreneur skilled in both large corporations and start-ups. Expert in to Fintech, Emerging Technology Products, Digital Assets and A.I. Have familiar client relations within the Legal, Marketing, Healthcare, and Automotive Industries.

Start-Up Advisor and Mentors

Tom Inge Aas

Advisor & Start-up Mentor

Founder & CEO of LeadX. Expertise: Strategy, Sales, Management (Deloitte, SAP, CSC)

Soroosh Maghsoudi

Advisor & Start-up Mentor

Norway based, Change Management professional with experience from various European markets. Empower board and C-level executives for growth and scale.

Prof Prashant Goyal

Start-Up Advisor and Mentors

Investment and Venture Capital professional and professor at IFIM Business School, India.

Dag Flachet

Start-up Mentor

Hands on entrepreneur, innovator, As managing director of Flachet Holdings works to provide financing and managerial solutions. And teaches entrepreneurship and leadership at Geneva Business School.

Jhonny Sharma

StartUp Advisor

More than two decades of business management, consulting and strategy implantation experience; have large business and VC network in the Nordics area. Have used this network and experiences to scale up European companies to global map.

Salvador Baille


Norwegian Start-up ecosystem veteran; part of Aggrator AS Incubator. Have worked with Norwegian start-ups; Angel Investor and growth hacker.

Sergej Stein

Start-up Mentor

Co-founder of DLT Capital and Germany based tech entrepreneur with focus on Blockchain as technology.

Chirag Pugalia

Start-up Mentor

Experienced Entrepreneur and family office with a demonstrated history of working in the renewables and environment industry.

Rima Venturin

Start-up Mentor

Norway based experienced Manager and startup mentor with Passion for Innovation, Business Improvements, Cash Flow Optimization, Collaboration.

Vadiraj A

Start-up Mentor

Entrepreneurial product /business /ecosystem leader with a track record of over 2 decades of experience in different leadership roles in conceptualizing new initiatives and creation of innovation practices.

Mohan Sahota

Start-up Mentor

UK Based experienced business executive with keen interest in business relationship development around IT in general, SaaS Solutions and other Software Solution sales.

Investment Advisors

Ganesh Shanbhag


Advisor. Comes with strong investment banking and startup background.

Sunil Junnarkar

Investment Advisor

Investment Advisor. Comes with strong business process reengineering, process calibration and fund raising experience.

Arijit Datta

Start-up Mentor

Principal / Finance Director at the CFO Centre Group, India | Corporate Finance & Risk Management Solutions.

Global Ecosystem

Access to global scale up and growth hackers

Access to global incubators and accelerators

Access to global technology entrepreneurs

Access to global Angels, VCs and PEs

Partner Alliances