Ankur is a computer scientist turned business strategist with interests in new business ventures and social impact initiatives. He currently works as an independent consultant and serves as a director / partner / advisor on multiple early-stage ventures. He has earlier worked at the Boston Consulting Group in London in the area of business strategy with multiple Fortune-500 companies across a variety of sectors, and at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, UK, as a researcher in the area of machine learning and computer vision. He has also been a research fellow at Cambridge University and a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Ankur holds a PhD in Computer Science & Applied Mathematics from INRIA, France, and a BTech in Computer Science & Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Delhi.