Trustee, TiE Global
New York, India
Tariq Khan is an angel investor and a specialist in financing start-ups at the earliest stages of their launch. He co-founded Games 24x7 Inc which launched the largest on-line games company in India. His other investments include Buddi-Health, Vectorly, Fitbark, Resolute Innovation and Baby Destination. He is Past President of the New York Chapter of TiE, the largest mentoring organization for entrepreneurship. Currently he is serving a two year term on the TiE Global Board of Trustees.
Previously he worked for twenty years in finance, with major banks and financial institutions in most of the support and operational functions including settlements, finance, risk management, compliance and technology. Main companies he has worked for include Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers, GM Asset Management, Citigroup Private Bank, Natwest, Lloyds Bank and Banca Nazionale del Lavoro.
In addition, Mr Khan has twenty years experience working in industrial and commercial organizations, from large Fortune 500 companies, to small, family owned enterprises. Major companies he has worked for include CNA Insurance, L’Oreal, Mitsui & Co USA, Fiat SpA, Filippo Fochi Spa, Hunter Douglas NV, Sun Chemicals, Colgate Palmolive, Ely Lily, Reuters, ENI and IBM.
Mr Khan grew up in Rome, Italy and after four decades in Europe moved to the US in 2000 where he has settled in the New York City vicinity.
President, Second Differential
Vijay Kotrappa is a Tie Global Trustee, He is the Chair of the TiE Gaming/Media/Entertainment SIG. He is the President of Second Differential,
Vijay founded Guidance Solutions in 1992, an internet services and co-venture company, building it to a leading software development company with 200+ employees in Los Angeles, and $20 million in annual revenue. Helped raise $49 million in private equity funding (from Clayton, Dublier, and Rice) for the company during the dot-com boom and finally exited the company in 2003.
Vijay has worked on and funded several ventures including the America’s Schools Program, PatientFYI, CareRally, UGovernIT, and Second Differential.
From 1986 to 1992, worked in the CAD/CAM area for Computervision and then as a marketing engineer for Sun Microsystems, and as a systems consultant at Hughes Space and Communications.
Vijay has a B-Tech, Mechanical engineering, IIT Bombay; MS Manufacturing Engineering, UCLA and MBA from MBA, UCLA.
San Francisco, USA
John is a serial entrepreneur based in San Francisco. In 2018, he founded VersusGames, with a vision of creating a prediction marketplace. He has been a Venture Partner in Multipass Ventures.
CEO of Nazara Technologies
Manish is the CEO of Nazara Technologies. He is also the Co-Chair - TiE Gaming/Media/Entertainment SIG and a Charter
Member of TiE Mumbai. Manish has been the CEO of Reliance Entertainment (Digital) and CEO of UTV New Media Venture arm, in the past. Manish is an alumni of IIM, Ahmedabad.