YourStory’s TechSparks Special -- Ask Your Question: Do you have questions for Ravindran Govindan, Chairman, Mercus Capital?

Tuesday August 10, 2010,

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Ravindran Govindan will answer your queries on August 13 at Microsoft Canaan TechSparks, the YourStory eventMicrosoft Canaan TechSparks 2010, the flagship event in partnership with CNBC-TV18 Young Turks, is featuring a panel discussion on Product Technology: Investment, Opportunities and Challenges. Eminent people from the investor space, technology space, and of course the bloodline of businesses -- the media -- form our esteemed panel. Charles Assisi, Executive Editor, Forbes India; Alok Mittal, MD, Canaan Partners; Shailendra Singh, MD, Sequoia Capital; Girish Joshi, Head, Microsoft Bizspark; Ravindran Govindan, Executive Chairman, Mercatus Capital, Singapore; C V Prakash, Founder and CEO, Gradatim IT Ventures; Prashant Choksey, cofounder, Mumbai Angels; and Jaspreet Singh, CEO and cofounder, Druva, are part of this panel.

To set the tone for the discussion in the lead up to the event, YourStory came up with the idea of Ask Your Question, specifically aimed at people who will not be able to make it to the event.

Today, we have immense pleasure in introducing Ravindran Govindan, Chairman, Mercus Capital, Singapore, to you.

Mr. Govindan studied law at the University of Singapore and practiced as a solicitor in the supreme court of Singapore. Throughout the years, he diversified into various business interests. As a serial entrepreneur, he co-founded numerous businesses in markets including Singapore, Malaysia, India, China, Australia and others.


Mr. Govindan is the Chairman of Mercatus Capital, a private equity venture firm specializing in the emerging technologies, bio-tech, IT, retail and energy industry. With an eye to spot talent and a will to make every business he engages in succeed, Mr. Govindan spends his time managing operations of his portfolio companies and assist the management in developing strategic acquisition programs and revenue enhancement initiatives. Along the years, he gained a reputation for his unlimited passion, fierce competitiveness and extraordinary business foresight.If you have any questions for Ravindran Govindan, please submit them along with your name (mandatory) and email (mandatory) in the comments column. Questions without proper attribution (name and email address) will be rejected. Selected questions will be asked during the panel discussion and a summary of questions and answers will be featured on YourStory after the event.

About Ask Your Question: A YourStory Initiative

We know only a limited number of people can make it to Microsoft Canaan TechSparks 2010. For those of you unable to make it directly to the event, Ask Your Question is our initiative to involve you in the conversation at TechSparks. So if you have a question pertaining to product technology and investment, please feel free to submit them to the relevant people we feature everyday leading to the event. The selected questions will be asked at the Microsoft Canaan TechSparks 2010 during the panel discussion on August 13, 2010.

Register here if you are going to be in Bangalore on August 13.

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