Shagun is the Founder / Director of Tuscan. Shagun has built the firm out to focus on providing growth capital & operational expertise to building businesses around disruptive technologies, supply chain services, food & agriculture industries. Prior to founding Tuscan Ventures, Shagun was the Vice President at ICICI Ventures, India’s largest private equity fund. Shagun is a Cum Laude Double Major in Economics & Biology from Tufts University. Shagun also holds an MBA from the Indian Business School in Hyderabad.
Sameer is part of the founding team at Tuscan. Sameer has over 10 years of experience in the shipping, logistics and transportation infrastructure space spread across Asia. Prior to his role at Tuscan, he worked at the Indian Head Office of Maersk Line – the world’s largest container shipping company – in Mumbai, responsible for the trade between India and the Americas. During 2005-2007, he was the asset flow and Procurement manager for Maersk Line’s activities in the Americas and Asia Pacific Rim based at Maersk Line’s regional head quarters in Singapore Sameer Started his career as part of A. P. Moller – Maersk’s elite Management Training Program.
Dhaval has over 5 years of experience in the project logistics space. He started his career as a Project Manager with CRC Cargo Ltd. and went on to incubate his own project logistics venture in 2003. Between 2003 and 2008, he managed global multimodal supply chains for several large projects across India in various sectors such as Power (Coal, Wind and Hydro), Oil and Gas, Metals and Minerals, Cement, Infrastructure etc. Dhaval holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, New York
Osborne Saldanha is a venture capital professional. Osborne leads early stage investments in financial services and emerging technologies at Tuscan Ventures. Coming from a technology background, Osborne likes to invest in innovative technologies (computer vision, artificial intelligence, block chain) with real world applications in financial services and logistics among others.
Bharat Sumant Raut is Non-Executive Director on the Board of our Company.
Bharat holds Bachelor's degrees in Law and in Commerce from the University of Bombay. He is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow Member of ‘The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India’. He practiced as a Chartered Accountant from 1975 to 2005, during which period he was associated with Sharp and Tannan, Chartered Accountants, as a Partner, with Price Waterhouse, Chartered Accountants, as a Partner and with B S R & Co. LLP, (originally Bharat S Raut & Co.), Chartered Accountants and BSR & Associates LLP (originally BSR & Associates), Chartered Accountants, as their founding Partner. From 2006, he become a Member of the ‘Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa’ and has started his legal practice. He has since been practising as an Advocate.
Bharat serves as an Independent and Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of various Public Limited companies and Non-Executive Director of various Private Limited companies.
Tuscan Ventures is a diverse group with operational and management experience across business functions of strategy development, finance, technology, law & marketing.