14 March 2018 | News
Mukherji will serve on the firm’s Investment Committee, which is responsible for taking funding decisions.
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Professor Soumyo Mukherji, a senior faculty member at Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B), has joined Mumbai-based VC firm Unicorn India Ventures as an adviser.
Mukherji is a chair professor in the department of biosciences and bioengineering at IIT-B, and will serve on the firm’s Investment Committee, which is responsible for taking funding decisions.
Mukherji’s primary research areas include biosensors and bioinstrumentation for wide-scale deployment.
Unicorn India focuses on investments in deep domain and hi-tech businesses and has backed startups exploring Internet of Things (IoT), 3D and robotics technology.
Mukherji will be involved in decision-making on investments in sectors such as electronic, system design and manufacturing (ESDM), robotics, cybersecurity, Internet of Things (IoT), nanotechnology and medical devices.
He will also mentor companies in Unicorn India’s existing portfolio with regard to research and development of products under development.