We are highly passionate and committed to the cause of revolutionising cold chain distribution. Our team has been very carefully handpicked at all levels and comprises people who have strong core fundamentals in conjunction with practical Industry experience. Our core team has over 50 + years of cumulative experience in product development and commercialisation, agribusiness, cold chain logistics and refrigeration. We are backed by a strong team of advisors and mentors who have varied experiences and come from highly diverse backgrounds that complement our in-house skills and expertise.

Core Team

Rajat Gupta

Founder and Chief Innovator

With his strong inclination towards technology and his passion for product development, Rajat is the mastermind behind TESSOL’s proprietary technology and its chief innovator. Rajat brings in deep understanding of product design, technology commercialization and market entry strategy and has been instrumental in leading the organization from its inception to date as its CEO. A mechanical engineer from IIT Delhi (2003) and an MBA from Harvard Business School (2010), Rajat has extensive experience in the energy space and has worked with several early stage start-ups, multinationals and venture funds across India, Europe and the US.

Niranjana Neelakantan

Co-Founder & COO

Niranjana has worked across several industries including pharma, telecom, logistics, education, social enterprise and IT and is a specialist in the organization design and life cycle of start-ups She started her career with Dr.Reddy’s and moved on to take up multiple roles in marketing, business development and organization design. Niranjana is an Electronics and Communication Engineer from CUSAT and an MBA from SCMHRD.

Key Advisors

Rustom Irani

Senior Advisor and Angel Investor

Rustom is a mentor and adviser at TESSOL. He is an investor with diversified interests in seafood processing, renewable energy and captive wind power (with generation of 7.5MW) and real estate. Rustom is presently the President of the Seafood Exporters Association, Mumbai Chapter as well as the Windmill Owners Association of India. Rustom pioneered the concept of branded packaged ice using energy efficient ice machines through his venture, Icelings. Today, Icelings is the largest manufacturer of packaged ice in Mumbai and one of the largest manufacturers of tube ice plants in the world.


Mentor & Senior Advisor

K. S. has an overall management experience of over 32 years in India & Spain with Asian Paints, Hindustan Unilever, McCain Foods, Pan India Food Solutions & VKL Seasonings. KS has managed complete range of businesses from farm to fork in the F&B industry and has experience across B2C, B2B, Hospitality, Retail, Customer & Business Development, Sales & Marketing across sectors.  K. S. is a health & Fitness enthusiast and a regular at the Mumbai Marathon.

Investor Representatives

Amber Maheswari

Principal, Infuse Ventures

At Infuse, Amber’s role involves identifying investable opportunities within the clean technology sector and working closely with portfolio companies on strategy, process improvements and team building. Prior to joining Infuse, Amber was a consultant with The Boston Consulting Group where he worked on strategy as well as operations projects for corporates across Industrial Goods, Financial Services and Information Technology. He has also spent 2 years with Deutsche Bank where he worked on equity sales and portfolio transitions for institutional investors like pension funds and asset management companies across Asia. Amber is an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad and a Mechanical Engineer from IIT Kanpur

Anil Gudibandade

Investor Representative, 1Crowd Angels

 Anil  has over 27 years of experience in Banking. He spent 17 years with Citigroup and was most recently with Royal Bank of Scotland – initially as Managing Director & Co-Head of the Investment Bank, and subsequently as Managing Director with the International Banking division where he led a team of bankers covering some of the largest corporate clients. Anil has worked on a number of marquee deals in M&A, acquisition financing, IPOs, loan and bond issuances.. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Institute of Cost & Works Accountants of India. He holds a Master’s degree in Commerce from Bangalore University.

Krishnan Neelakantan

Investor Representative, Ankur Capital

Krishnan focuses on formulating strategic growth plans for Ankur. He has nearly two decades of experience across financial markets, investment research, and social development consulting. In his previous stints, Krishnan headed research for CLSA Asia-Pacific in India before turning to social consulting with Samhita Social Ventures

Awards & Recognition

EMERSON CUP - 2014 AND 2016

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