Connecting Startups

to Top Global 5000

corporations for

scaling revenue
Helping Startups

Cross the Chasm

& Scale up!
Helping Corporates

find the right

Partner to bring to

their customer base
Our People

3+ decades of experience each as Entrepreneurs, Executives, investors and mentors

Prashant (PK) Gulati

Position: Chief Enabler, Co-Founder

Prashant K. Gulati (popularly known as PK) is a technology innovator, entrepreneur, idea accelerator, early stage investor, mentor and commentator with interests in exponential technologies, innovation, start-ups, entrepreneurship, future of work, mobility, knowledge sharing and more.

With a portfolio of ventures in India, Middle East and US, he is actively involved in providing mentorship, investment, guidance and advice to leading startups and global venture investment companies at various levels for over a decade. He is a well known authority on, Smart and Exponential technologies; an early adopter, experimenter, maker and a supporter of building viable businesses with, and around, real smart technologies.

He has been actively associated with TiE, Dubai Future Foundation, The Assembly, Hub71, in5 Innovation Centre, Sheraa, SmartStart Fund, NASSCOM, Future Now, Dubai Enterprise Centre, Indian Documentary Foundation and many other global initiatives, besides multiple global Board and Advisory positions.

Prashant (PK) Gulati

Chief Enabler, Co-Founder

Prashant K. Gulati (popularly known as PK) is a technology...

Manu Rekhi

Position: Chief Evangelist, Co-founder

Manu is Chief Evangelist of Excelerate. He founded the organization in 2017. His passion for building a global network of decision makers lead to the creation of Excelerate. When he is not drumming up support for Excelerate he is a Managing Director with Inventus Capital, a micro-VC fund investing in seed stage startups. Manu has had a passion for tech startups and an ever inquisitive mind. Prior to investing with Inventus, Manu was at Google where he worked on several digital consume businesses. He then joined Lolapp’s early senior team to build a successful social gaming company, and he then joined NewsCorp’s Digital Division as VP Product.

Manu has effectively managed conflict of interest by removing himself from the startup selection committee when one of his portfolio companies apply. To date only four of Inventus’s portfolio startups have been accepted in the program.

Manu is a father of two amazing kids and loves learning from them. He can often be seen on Bay Area trails hiking or biking with his kids. Loves to travel, cook and regularly guest lectures at Haas School of Business. Manu holds a B.S. from Boston University and a joint MBA from Columbia Business School and Walter Haas School of Business.

Manu Rekhi

Chief Evangelist, Co-founder

Manu is Chief Evangelist of Excelerate. He founded the organization...

Gary Oliver

Position: CEO

As CEO, Gary Oliver brings over 30 years’ experience in early stage, mid-size, and global technology companies, most recently serving as Chairman and CEO of Razorthink, a leading AI company. Prior to Razorthink, Gary was CEO of Blazent, the leader in IT data intelligence. Gary lead the IT Service Management business units at Peregrine and Remedy, and was Senior Vice President at Visa responsible for the company’s IT strategy and initiatives. Earlier in his career, Gary held numerous sales, marketing and executive roles at IBM including responsibility for IBM’s multi-billion-dollar Data Management SW revenue. Gary is a graduate of UCLA and serves on multiple company and non-profit boards.

Gary Oliver

CEO

As CEO, Gary Oliver brings over 30 years’ experience in...

Why Excelerate?
The Gap between
Innovators and Corporates is Enormous!

Corporate quest for innovation and growth, hinges on partnering with the best innovative teams from around the world. The need to find the next big idea before everyone, is key!

 

Most innovative startups need resources to build their dream products. Large corporates, becoming real users of their product, bring revenue – the only real value metric!

We help Corporates find the right Partner to
bring to their customer base

We are able to engage with leading corporates globally, to plan and lead their demand for innovative ideas, technologies and talent by focused search and targeting of the best teams from our global network.

We help startups
Cross the Chasm & scale up!

Our Clients are the smartest startups, who are looking to scale their horizons and Cross the Chasm to greater and better Revenue, Strategic Partnerships & Global Distribution

Through a global network of
Ambassadors and Executives

Our Team consists of Senior Leaders and Tech Innovators, who have built profitable businesses and deep connections in large accounts, around the world! These exceptional people are the key to our success!!

Matchmaking across 9 enterprise sectors

Finance

Health

HR

IoT

Cloud

Sales & Marketing

Security

Platforms / Apps

Commerce / Verticals

Impact
46

Startups

180

Corporates

860

Connections made

350

Business Catalysed

Delighted Startups & Corporates