Founder & CEO,
Arup founded Mirrorsize with a vision to bring an ultimate disruption in the fashion, retail, e-commerce vertical by introducing a state of the art technology in AI, deep learning, 3D to solve the ill-size and to enrich customers shopping experience. Brands can now harness the power of Mirrorsize to improve online conversion, increase revenue, reduce returns/rejections and to improve customer loyalty index.
Arup Chakraborty is a senior executive with a high-growth entrepreneurial background having over 20 years international finance experience in publicly traded, startups and pre-IPO companies including 6 years in a Big 4 firm. Experienced in raising capital, building start-ups, FP&A, restructurings / turnarounds, corporate development and leading change and transformation process. Arup led finance functions of various mid-size US companies in the east coast, having global offices across the world and have raised multiple financing rounds from various lead stage VC’s and private equity groups. Arup holds bachelor degree (honors) in Mathematics from Delhi University and is also a qualified Certified Public Accountant (US), Chartered Accountant (India), Company Secretary (India) and Cost & Works Accountant (India).
Founder, Thought Arbitrage Research Institute (TARI) ,
Kaushik is the founding co-director of Thought Arbitrage Research Institute (TARI) which is a not for profit organisation set up under Section 25 of the Indian Companies Act. TARI is one of the few privately-funded, independent and non-partisan Indian think-tanks on Corporate Governance, Sustainability, Economics and Public Policy. He has a graduate degree from St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta and is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India with over 25 years of experience.
Kaushik retired in July 2010 from Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) after spending over 22 years in practice out of which 17 years were as a partner. He has been a member of the India Leadership Team of PwC, managed the India Advisory Board of PwC, national IFRS leader, Corporate Governance Practice leader, deputy assurance leader amongst other national and global roles. He was earlier a partner with the Global Capital Markets Group of PwC International.
Kaushik has worked in the areas of corporate governance since 1999 when he participated in the Naresh Chandra Committee’s deliberations for developing the norms of Corporate Governance in India. He has also worked with Conference Board of the U.S.A., Asian Development Bank, Institute of Directors UK, Asian Institute of Corporate Governance, Genesis Park, USA, the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, CII, ASSOCHAM, Department of Public Enterprises, National Foundation for Corporate Governance etc. on governance matters. He has been a founding member of CII’s National Council on Corporate Governance and has worked with some of the top Boards of Directors of Indian and multi-national companies on Corporate Governance initiatives and processes.
He was engaged with DFID for creation of governance criteria of the ESG framework for DFID, India’s private sector development group. The framework will be applied to DFID’s investment in private sector enterprises in 8 poorest states in India for over US 800 million as investment in private companies, who would be funded by DFID. Kaushik has written for the Ministry of Corporate affairs, a report along with colleagues from TARI and IIM Calcutta on State of Corporate Governance in India. He has also worked with IICA and UN Global Compact to develop a report on fraud and corruption by private sector in India in 2013, which had been placed in the Indian Parliament. He has worked with Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India on corporate governance and by Serious Fraud Investigation Office(SFIO) as an expert consultant for forensic evaluations. Kaushik is an academic member of the steering committee for SFIO and involved in developing a fraud prediction model based on analytics and algorithms using Bayesian principles. The model is being developed by Infosys.
He has co-authored two books –"India Means Business – How the Elephant Earned its Stripes" and "Corporate Governance – Myth to Reality" and also written over 100 thought papers on corporate governance, sustainability, business and policy issues in newspapers, journals and business magazines. Kaushik has also authored Hand Book for Independent Directors with EY which was published recently. Kaushik serves as an independent director on the Board of HCL Infosystems Ltd. and some of its subsidiaries, NSL Renewable Power, Centennial Development Services, NDTV, etc. He is also a member of the Management Committee of Helpage India, PSI and UN Global Compact, India.
Managing Partner Investment Banking at Halliday Financial Group Yoav Millet is the Managing Partner of Halliday Financial Investment Banking and Tech Valley Partners fund serving growth-stage companies in the Capital Region and the “Tech Valley” of New York State.
Yoav has over 25 years of professional experience and over 12 years of direct private equity experience with a focus on identifying and monetizing value from IP assets in broad spectrum of industry sectors. Prior to joining Halliday Financial, Yoav served as the CFO at Kaltura and DoubleVerify, COO & CFO at On-Net Surveillance Systems and a Senior Managing Director of a private equity firm focused on IP royalty interests finance.
Previously Yoav served as a Managing Director for Juno Investments, a buyout fund focused on special situations investments.
Prior to Juno, Yoav served as Managing Partner of an international VC fund where he is credited with restructuring this fund as one of the leading early-stage life science funds in Israel. Over the course of his career, Yoav has personally initiated and completed more than 20 venture investments, and held board seats and executive management positions in a variety of portfolio companies. Yoav has also raised more than $300 million in direct and follow-on investments for portfolio companies from leading international venture firms and strategic partners.
Prior to heading the AG-Tech Fund, Yoav co-headed the investment banking activities of Clali & Associates Financial Management Investment Group. Yoav also managed two institutional investment companies and led a broad range of transactions for emerging growth companies including mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, and private placements of equity and debt. Yoav served as an internal bank auditor with Israel General Bank, (LCF Edmond de Rothschild), and a manager at two public accounting firms. Yoav is a CPA and holds dual Bachelor degrees in Accounting and Economics earned at Tel Aviv University.