Karen Dsouza – impact consultant
Karen is an impact and evaluation consultant. As an incubation associate and latterly monitoring and evaluation consultant for Unltd India, Karen worked with a diverse array of social enterprises. She was responsible for accountable and efficient collection, analysis and reporting of the impact of the organisation and its social entrepreneurs. As a coach she also worked directly with social entrepreneurs helping them build their theories of change and develop viable business models. Her previous roles include business development and strategy at UTV and Bank of America. Karen is passionate about the potential for social enterprises to drive sustainable social change and believes effective data collection and analysis can drive ever improving social outcomes.
Mark O’Donnell – investment consultant
Mark is a strategy and financing consultant. He has helped enterprises assess their funding needs, improve their business plan, research markets/competition, and audit & rebuild their financial models. Previously, Mark led the Media & Online equity research team at JP Morgan, spending 12 years researching and assessing the strategy, industries and valuation of publicly listed companies, and helping on many equity fund raisings, mergers and acquisitions. At FOXTEL (Australia’s largest pay TV provider), Mark worked in strategy and corporate development, during its transition from analogue to digital. He has implemented strategic initiatives in areas as diverse as marketing to engineering.
Rajiv Prakash – enterprise consultant
Rajiv Prakash is an experienced consultant and entrepreneur. He has developed, built and scaled successful businesses in eCommerce, retail technologies and outsourcing, business consulting and investment banking. As CEO of Futurebazaar.com Rajiv achieved a successful turnaround and grew it to a top 3 position in the Indian online retail league table over 2010-11. He worked closely with VCs including Sherpalo, Kleiner Perkins and Everstone. For the past three years Rajiv has worked with established start ups to help them scale. Rajiv has held leadership roles at Cisco, Arthur Andersen and KPMG and has an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad.
Tej Dhami – managing director
Tej is a finance and enterprise development expert with a career spanning investment banking, equity fund management and social enterprise incubation across developed and developing markets. She has funded, supported and built social enterprises in multiple geographies. Tej has helped organisations raise over £5m of capital through equity and debt. She successfully leverages her experience as an investor to help clients build strong investment cases and develop robust risk mitigation strategies. Tej is passionate about applying the principles of finance to build collaborative solutions to today’s most pressing problems.