Saumyajit was heading the India operations of Jaarvis Accelerator as Principal. Previous to this he was leading Calcutta Angels Network or CAN (an Angel investment network in Kolkata) as the COO. Before CAN Saumyajit worked with Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) Previous to that he had headed the Business Development team of the Start Up Incubator at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Prior to that Saumyajit has lived in UK for 5 years from 2007 and have worked for Chartered Developments (a marketing consulting firm for Solicitors and Accountants) as IT Project Campaign Manager and Secure Source (an HR consulting firm for Network Information Security Systems) as Business Analyst.
Achievements and Awards
During his tenure in CAN he has successfully closed 7 investments for the CAN members and also was instrumental in doubling the membership strength. At Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) he was instrumental in establishing a DST (Department of Science & Technology, Govt of India) approved and funded incubator – IIM Calcutta Innovation Park. In both the incubators IIT KGP & IIMC he was the main project lead and liaison for the incubator with different stakeholders like VCs, Corporates, other academic institutes, Govt bodies and entrepreneurs as well.