Individual Members

Hari Balasubramanian

Hari is an Investor , advisor and mentor ( ) . He provides strategic inputs and directions to entrepreneurs , playing the role of a friend , philosopher and guide . He advocates lean startup models and helps founding teams to think big and validate their models quickly.

Post his stint as an entrepreneur for over 27 years as founder of Ontrack Systems Limited ( , Hari has made angel investments in several startups in diverse domains and has led investments in innovative startups in India and abroad. 

Hari currently serves as a Director of Mukunda Foods ( ) , Director of , an advisor and Board observer in BSHPL ( .He is an advisor to IvyCap Ventures , ( ) a Private Equity fund, focused on supporting entrepreneurs from premier institutions of India. He is an advisor to Inventrom, an IOT platform company ( and ( A fintech company) . He is a mentor and advisor to the founder of ( A styling platform) .

Hari mentors and advises the worlds youngest headmaster - Babar Ali , who started a school in Murshidabad district of West Bengal at the age of 8 .

Hari is a Managing Committee member of the Technology Business Incubator (TCGTBI) at IIEST , Shibpur .He is a member of The Indian Angel Network ( ) , where he contributes in deal sourcing , due diligence and mentoring of start up companies . He is well networked with entrepreneurs and investors all over the world and has the ability to raise finance for funds, startups and matured companies. 

Hari earned a BE ( Bachelor of Electrical Engineering ) from Bengal Engineering College, Shibpur.  He served /serves as a trustee / Office Bearer of several non profit organisations like TiE ( ) Kolkata as Past President , COMPASS ( ) as Past President , Confederation of Indian IT Associations ( ) as Past President , NASSCOM ( as Former Vice Chairman of EIRC , Shree Dibyananda Mission as a Trustee , MHRDT as Trustee . 

Hari founded Ontrack Systems Limited ( ) in 1988 , an ICT company headquartered in Kolkata, India employing 250 professionals in six countries . Hari has led and executed the acquisition(s) strategy for the company and also led the Initial Public Offering (IPO) of Ontrack . Hari was one of the early adapters of the internet ( 1996) and his portal ( Calcutta Online ) was a very popular portal which was subsequenly acquired by a NASDAQ listed company in 1998-99 . Hari subsequently founded , India’s first tendering portal and acquired , India's earliest B2B information portal.

Prior to starting Ontrack, Hari was a Systems Engineer with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited ( BHEL ) where he championed the usage of Personal Computers (PC) in place of Mini and Main frame computers .

He is a very popular speaker and speaks on his ongoing research in Wealth Dynamics , entrepreneurship , innovation and finding happiness.  Able to work on his own initiative and as part of a team , Hari has proven leadership skills involving managing, developing and motivating teams to achieve company objectives. Hari has first-class analytical, design and problem solving skills and is globally networked and is dedicated to maintaining high quality , ethical and corporate governance standards .

Like founders / founding teams who have a passion to change the world ,  believe in a lean model , are open to change , have failure for breakfast , understand their shortcomings and have a long term vision of their chosen field/ domain.