Meet the Team

arjun Aggarwal

Arjun Aggarwal:

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Having completed his education & lived in the UK for over 20 years, Arjun realised the tremendous value in the use of technology in emerging markets.
After relocating to India in 2014, Arjun aligned his interest to create & identify start-up’s tuned towards macro-scale social impact. India became an ideal skirmish where he found both ample talent & a significant appetite for improvement across its many sectors.
Arjun’s achievements merit him access to the political and bureaucratic leadership of a number of Asian, African and Middle Eastern countries. This allows for critical & effective delivery of diverse products and ideas.
He likes companies involved in:
-Utilizing the many advantages that machine learning can provide.
-Improving the quality of life in India.
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Cibi K Chandran:

Co-founder & CEO

A textile technology expert, Cibi pursued a bachelors in Management at Manchester followed by a masters in Finance at Westminster.
Cibi is a director at his family Group - Eastman Exports, India’s second largest garment manufacturer with a turnover of $350 million+ per annum over the last 10 years. Eastman caters to leading global brands like Jack & Jones, Calvin Klein, GAP, Diesel and many others.
Cibi also founded Huetrap, an online fashion brand which has a unique just-in-time model for manufacture and is targeted to 18-30 year olds.
Mr Chandran has a keen interest in companies involved in vastly improving India’s rural class. Apart from expertise in fashion, at-scale manufacturing, he is passionate about sustainable and environmentally friendly manufacturing processes and techniques.
He likes companies involved in:
-Significantly improving the lives of india's rural class.
-Proprietary technologies that can enhance the happiness quotient of the world.
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Akira Itoh:

Principle

Akira, a Japanese native, became an entrepreneur and a media producer since 2006 following his bachelors in Digital Media at the University of California Santa Cruz. With his media background, he has worked in more than 40 countries by serving global corporates such as Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, Salesforce.com, CHANEL & many others. After relocating to Singapore, with his core strength of cross cultural communication & corporate marketing.
Akira became an accelerator for Asian startups that could potentially collaborate with Japanese corporates. Akira is passionate about establishing a stronger and deeper connection in the private sector between India and Japan.
He likes companies involved in:
-Digital Transformation
-Drone Eco-system
-Media Platforms.
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Lovnish Bhalla

Vice President

Lovnish is a multi-disciplinary strategist whose professional portfolio expands across the markets of Japan, India, South-East Asia & the United States. As a business strategist, Lovnish guides investments & helps establishing brands in new markets.
Lovnish is passionate towards businesses that forge international alliances & transfer of knowledge and skills. At Arc Ventures, he manages our Japanese investment portfolio, and leads our partnership strategy for Aerodyne & Geek Pictures.
Lovnish helps us identify collaborative opportunities in the technology & manufacturing sector; further enhancing our Indo-Japan portfolio Lovnish’s past experience's include leading roles in the advertising sector, working with global agencies like J. Walter Thomson & Weiden Kennedy. He has managed brand strategy, campaigns and communication for Nokia, PepsiCo, Airtel & the Make-In-India campaign.
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