FOUNDER, THE SMARTSTART FUND / THE ASSEMBLY
Prashant K. Gulati (PK), is a technology innovator, angel investor, mentor, idea accelerator, and commentator with interests in innovation, startups, entrepreneurship, technology, mobility, wireless, intelligent buildings, online media and more, and is a respected voice and trendspotter for leading edge technological innovation.
PK has been involved with the startup community as a mentor, investor and founder and has helped get many initiatives off the ground, including many of the incubation/acceleration efforts, and has served on the mentoring and judging panels of most entrepreneurial events in the region.
PK has served in numerous leadership capacities including as Trustee on the Global Board of TiE, President of TiE Dubai, Founder of The Assembly, Founder of The SmartStart Fund, CEO of Optimistix Ventures, Steering Committee Member of in5 Innovation Hub, Honorary Secretary General of Indian Business & Professional Council-Dubai, Member of the Board of Dubai Enterprise Centre, and Board Member for Indian Documentary Foundation etc.
Prashant is an active Angel and Early Stage investor in startups, younger companies and fresh ideas. With a portfolio of ventures in India, Middle East and the US.
A Post Graduate with Honours in Computer Science and Management, PK resides in Dubai for the last two decades.