Individual Members

Vinay Somani

I am a B.Tech. from IIT-B and MBA from Harvard. Along with my family businesses, I am a serial entrepreneur having started, closed, sold various businesses. I believe I thus bring a dose of solid business sense. One of my ventures, Findstone Internet P. Ltd., was also VC funded in 1999 and hence I have an understanding of the dotcom days and the venture climate then, and the reasons why some ventures took off while most didn’t, and the difference in the eco-system then and today.

10 years ago, I founded www.karmayog.org , now India’s largest platform for social causes and civic issues with a 65,000 member discussion group, 20,000 member NGO directory, CSR listings of the largest 1000 companies in India, and several notable and ongoing initiatives.