Our Team

Our team brings together extensive experience in renewable energy, commodities trading, energy retail, e-commerce, and software development. We are united by our firm belief that the GB energy market can do better for its customers, its retail brands, and our planet.

Nitin Tanwar
Chief Ecosystem Officer
Niladri Roy
Head of Partnerships
Steven Neoh
Head of Product Management
Hrushikesh Mande
Head of Engineering

ADVISORS

Amit Narayan

Advisor

Dr. Amit Narayan is Founder and CEO of AutoGrid Systems, a leader in applying AI technologies for optimization of energy systems. With over 5,000 MW of assets under contract, and experience of managing distributed energy resources (DERs) in 12 countries, AutoGrid is the leading provider of flexibility management solutions globally. A 2020 Guidehouse ranking placed AutoGrid Flex as #1 Virtual Power Plant Platform in the world. Under his leadership, AutoGrid has raised over $150M in VC funding from various energy majors, while winning the World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer and Bloomberg New Energy Finance Pioneer awards.

Prior to AutoGrid, Narayan was Director of Smart Grid Research at Stanford University, and VP of Products at Magma Design Automation, who helped design over one third of semiconductor chips used in all consumer electronic devices. Narayan also founded Berkeley Design Automation, a venture-backed company in analog and radio-frequency semiconductor design software, whose products were adopted by over 100 semiconductor companies worldwide (and 20 of the top 25).

Dr. Narayan received his B. Tech. in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, and his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He has published over 25 papers about design automation, holds seven US patents, and is an active advisor to numerous Bay Area startups.


Nigel Eastwood

Advisor

Nigel Eastwood is a renowned telecom, technology and media investor, founder of New Call India and the former Group CEO of New Call Telecom Holdings BV an International multi-platform Telecom operator in emerging markets, former CEO and founder of New Call Telecom Ltd in the UK. He directed the continued development of New Call to become one of the leading fixed line voice and broadband telecommunications businesses in the UK, (6th largest ISP) winning many accolades and awards before being successfully sold to an UK incumbent.

He is also recognized by Onaytica as one of the World’s top 100 thought leaders in Telecoms, a regular contributor in the Economic Times, Huffington Post and the Business Insider, and has appeared frequently on TV in India with Bloomberg, Times Now, NDTV and BBC World.

Nigel is a partner in Indusbridge Capital a leading independent Emerging Markets specialist engaged in private equity, private debt, infrastructure and special situations. He has a personal portfolio, of mainly technology investments, run from his private office. Nigel has turned-around the fortunes of various businesses and created investor returns in 7 exits to date.

He holds an MBA in Strategic Management and Corporate Reputation from Lancashire Business School at the University of Central Lancashire. He is an avid long-distance runner, and regularly arranges and participates in endurance events to fundraise for charities.


Ankur Agarwal

Advisor

Ankur is an expert and thought leader in AI and Machine Learning. He has advised CEOs and CTOs of over 80 companies, across many industries, on transformational AI strategy. His Artificial Intelligence and Strategy career has spanned stints at Boston Consulting Group, Vista Equity Partners, and the Microsoft Research Lab at the University of Cambridge, UK.

He is currently a Chair at Vistage Worldwide, one of the leading global chief executive leadership organizations. He also serves on the advisory board of Executive Council Network, a new platform for Fortune 500 executives and corporate innovators, and as a data science mentor for Springboard, an online bootcamp preparing students from around the world for the new data economy.

Ankur holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from University of Grenoble, France and is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India. He is also a skilled mountaineer, and combines this with his other great love, travel. To date, he has done several treks up to 130 kms, and set foot in more than 40 countries across 6 continents.


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