The Chennai Angels (TCA), one of India's most active angel investment groups, invested in Skyfi Labs. TCA is comprised of several successful entrepreneurs and business leaders with a track record of starting and scaling large enterprises. In addition to financial support, TCA is helping the team actively through its guidance and mentorship.
Padma Chandrasekaran(Joined our board as Director)
Padma Chandrasekaran worked in senior and executive level positions for 18 years in the for-profit and 8 years in the non-profit and research sectors in India and abroad. She was a founding member of Sify Ltd and part of the team that took it public on NASDAQ in 1999. She subsequently founded, ran and then successfully sold a web services software technology company.
Between 2003 and 2011, she worked for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she held responsibilities for strategy development, program management and impact evaluation in various areas of health technologies and services (e.g., vaccine development and delivery) and human development (e.g., water and sanitation, agriculture). She continues to consult for the foundation and other international health tech and research organizations.
Padma holds a Bachelor's degree in Statistics from Presidency College, Calcutta; an MBA (PGP 1984) from IIM Ahmedabad and a Master's degree in Telecommunications from the University of San Francisco, California. She has authored several highly cited peer reviewed publications in premier, high impact journals such as The Lancet and the BMJ.