Co-Founder & CEO,
At 23, Ankiti co-founded Zilingo in 2015 with the vision of bridging the technology gap within the fashion and lifestyle supply chain to help small merchants and traders truly poise themselves for digitization.
Under her leadership, Zilingo has raised US$308 million from investors including Temasek, EDBI, Sequoia Capital, Sofina and notable angels such as Tim Draper and Kunal Shah. With offices in 8 countries and over 500 employees, through Zilingo, Ankiti sets out to level the playing field in the global supply chain and empower businesses with tools and software which allow them to scale their business efficiently.
Ankiti has been featured on the Forbes Asia 30 Under 30, Global Fortune 40 Under 40 and Global Bloomberg 50 lists in the last 2 years. Recently, she made it to the Singapore 100 Women in Tech List in the company of some esteemed women achievers. In her position, Ankiti also acts as a mentor on Surge, an initiative by Sequoia Capital designed to supercharge early-stage startups.
Ankiti has been a headline speaker at industry-leading events and webinars, sharing her insights and expertise at the World Economic Forum Virtual Briefing, Milken Institute Asia Summit, World Economic Forum India Economic Summit, Fortune MPW Next Gen Summit, Harvard Business School Asia Business Conference, Forbes Asia Next Frontiers Webinar, and accelerateHER Asia.
At Zilingo, Ankiti launched SheWorkz, an initiative to finance and skill/re-skill women factory workers and empower them to be financially independent by letting them work at their own time and space from their homes. SheWorkz has been launched in Indonesia and Thailand.
In more recent times, Ankiti swiftly responded to the widespread shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic by repurposing and expanding Zilingo’s network of buyers and sellers to procure and supply PPE to hospitals and governments worldwide. Adapting to changing consumer demands during mass lockdowns across countries, Ankiti spearheaded the company to expand its B2B offerings to multi-categories in health, household and other essential items, on its business solutions platform, Zilingo Trade.
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Neeti is a Co-Founder and Senior Vice President of Automation Anywhere, leading brand and culture strategies, and initiatives across the company. An avid strategist, she brings over 20 years of business management, marketing and entrepreneurial experience from a wide variety of industries, including technology, business consulting, and advertising. Neeti thrives on holistically negotiating the continuously evolving character of marketing programs and loves to “play customer” personifying the voice of the customer. She is the company’s thought leader and vocal advocate of “bot ethics” in a world moving decisively towards AI. Neeti influences business strategy in scaling and driving company success. She defines and develops the Automation Anywhere brand as the world's leading intelligent Digital Workforce provider. She is also responsible for working across company divisions in maintaining focus on superior user experiences, helping to drive customer success.
What you didn’t know: If Neeti was trapped on a desert island, she’d have to have music, chocolate, coffee, and books (the paper kind) to even consider survival.
Vani Kola is the Managing Director at Kalaari Capital, an early stage venture capital firm based in Bangalore. She is a renowned investor and a visionary known for identifying emerging markets. Her leadership at Kalaari centers around her commitment to the development of entrepreneurs and her conviction that Indian companies are poised to become global players. Vani is a technology focused investor with many of her investments having now become very successful, validating her aptitude for picking the best young minds and mentoring them to build high growth enterprises. Some of Kola's notable venture capital successes include: Dream11, Cure.fit, Snapdeal, Myntra among others.
Vani is profiled in numerous books and has been identified as one of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women in Business. She is actively involved in various organizations focused on fostering entrepreneurship and women leadership. Outside of work, Vani enjoys spending time with her family, practices yoga and heartfulness meditation devotedly. She believes in sustainable living and grows enough organic produce in her garden to meet her family’s needs.