Pravin Gandhi

Founding Partner, SeedFund

Pravin Gandhi has over 35 years of operational and entrepreneurial experience in the IT industry in India, and is a founding partner at Seedfund. With over 10 years of investing experience, he is extensively networked in the Indian investment and entrepreneurial scene and is an active early-stage equity investor.

Pravin holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Cornell University, and serves on the board of several public and private corporations in India. Pravin is a former President of the Manufacturers Association of Information Technology (an IT manufacturers association in India) and was formerly a member of the NASSCOM Executive Council. He was the President and is currently the Global Trustee of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), as well as on the board of SINE, the IIT (Bombay) incubator.

Safir Anand

Senior Partner & Head of Department (Trademarks, Contractual and Commercial IP), Anand & Anand

Safir Anand advises and acts for clients from diverse industries ranging from FMCG, Pharma, Software, Social Media, Food Industry, Media, Sports, Entertainment, Luxury and Fashion, Government Bodies and more. He very actively works as an IP advisor and work towards providing Inputs towards strategy, Business models, Marketing and Commercial Insights blended with an astute understanding of the IP law that covers ; IP Protection, IP Enforcement – Civil and Criminal; Contractual IP – Agreements, Licensing, Franchising, Monetization, Strategic Advisory and Due Diligence.

He has taken several initiatives to create IP awareness across all segments and levels that have been widely reported by media. His focus is to unleash the power of intangibles and nurture the untapped IP potential through specialized IP services.