TiE Mumbai has announced that Ranu Vohra will be the new President of TiE Mumbai starting from April 2023 for a two-year term. Dr. Apoorva Ranjan Sharma has been elected as the President Elect for the same period. TiE Mumbai has achieved significant progress in the last two years in all aspects of its operations and outreach to entrepreneurs. It has seen tremendous transformation, new energy, and strategic vision and direction to foster entrepreneurship in the ecosystem.
TiE Mumbai has successfully managed to migrate from digital space to physical meetings, events, and catch-ups post-pandemic. Welcoming Ranu Vohra and Dr. Apoorva Ranjan Sharma, Amit Mookim, Past President, TiE Mumbai said that the charter member base of TiE Mumbai has grown 2x, and its revenue base through a mix of TiEcon, Open Innovation programs, and membership has grown by 2x and is slated to grow to 3x revenue by the end of this year.
Ranu Vohra, the new President of TiE Mumbai, said, “TiE Mumbai has been the crucible for innovation and for entrepreneurs to interact, learn from one another and build more sustainable, robust businesses. Mumbai continues to offer significant advantages to the growing cohort of entrepreneurs and in offering a great start up ecosystem, which is so vital for companies to start and prosper. TiE Mumbai will be central to entrepreneurs as they go along in the journey to become more meaningful and responsible corporate citizens for the country. Besides, as the financial capital of India, Mumbai offers companies the resource they need the most as they build on their value proposition. My vision is to continue its rich legacy and bring Mumbai higher on the country’s startup map through TiE.”
Under the leadership of Amit Mookim, TiE Mumbai has achieved several feats in the past two years. TiEcon 2022 was an overwhelming success with 27 unicorns, 3600 delegates, 1500+ startups, and a fantastic mix of leaders and officials. During the height of the pandemic, TiE Mumbai pivoted to starting Open Innovation programs for corporates. It won the “Most Innovative Program” among all the other chapters at the last Rome Retreat. It has also organized several Thought Leadership Series, investor connects, and venture investing classes during this period. TiE Mumbai Special Interest Groups viz. Fintech, Healthcare, Food Network, Media, and Retail created excellent value for Start-ups.
Dr. Apoorva Ranjan Sharma, the President Elect of TiE Mumbai, said “We are witnessing a staggering growth momentum in the Startup sector in India. I am very excited about my new role at TiE Mumbai, which will help me contribute to this trajectory. I congratulate Amit Mookim on an extremely successful tenure at TiE Mumbai. I look forward to closely working with Ranu Vohra and the board to continue this momentum with a focus on structured mentoring thus adding value to the various stakeholders by fostering entrepreneurship, boosting innovation, knowledge sharing and funding.”
Harish Mehta, Author – The Maverick Effect, Co-Founder & First Elected Chairperson -NASSCOM, Chairman Past Presidents Council- TiE Mumbai, Founder and Chairman – Onward Technologies Ltd, said, “In their new roles, Ranu Vohra and Dr. Apoorva Ranjan Sharma will together charter the path of building a concrete leadership team for the Startup ecosystem with a 5-year view. Their combination works significantly well since Ranu brings with him his rich experience with late-stage startups coupled with solid investments in that space while Apoorva adds immense value as he has built a strong investment network for early to growth stage companies. Their combination covers the entire breadth of the industry effectively.”
The new leadership team will further leverage TiE Mumbai’s presence and initiatives, strengthen the startup connect with the investor, government, corporate, and trade networks, and build knowledge and agenda-driven programs to enhance Mumbai’s presence as a preferred destination for startups.