Team
The BootUP team consists of serial entrepreneurs, investors, corporate executives and operations experts that have come together to build one of the most powerful entrepreneurial ecosystems in the world.
FOUNDERS

Mukul Agarwal

Founder & CEO

Marco ten Vaanholt

Founder & President

FUND

Shahid Chishty

Managing Director Investments
Chief Financial Officer

Ran Matoki

Chief Funding Officer

VERTICALS

Andreas Birnik

Managing Director
BootUP Global & Academy

Tarun Gaur

Managing Director
Internet of Things

Jens Weitzel

Managing Director
Corporate Innovation

Sean Casey

Managing Director
Aerospace

Thomas Varghese

Connected Energy
Core

STRATEGIC ADVISORS

John Cheong

Fintech Strategy

Luca Venturini

Fintech Strategy

Amar Saigal

Fintech Strategy

Nickolas Montano

Reputation Management

STAFF

Laleh Masnavi

Vice President
Operations

Jayne Riemer-Chishty

Vice President
Global Relationships

Kevin Santiago

Director
Programs & Events

John Williams

Commodore

Bijay Niraula

Innovation & Gobalization

Deepak Kumar (DK)

Operations & Support

Britteney Reynolds

Operations & Events

Valerie Lanuza

Operations & Events