Gilda 360 is a comprehensive 360 degree training program for startups. Envisioned by serial entrepreneur C.K Sharma, the program intends to make global mentorship, investor, corporate, and government support accessible to startups worldwide. Gilda boasts of a strong local presence and has forayed into the startup ecosystem in India and the Middle East. We are additionally supported by Gilda Enterprise, a UAE-based conglomerate established by C.K Sharma in 2012. Mr. Sharma has initiated various startup enablers to provide crucial support during the various stages of a start-up’s journey.

Gilda Ventures

The  venture capital fund aimed to bolster capital accessible to startups

Gilda VC

The  venture capital fund aimed to bolster capital accessible to startups



Managing Partner, Dubai and Bengaluru

Mr. Sharma is an extraordinarily accomplished corporate leader who has been building global businesses in the electronics and digital solutions industry for the past 30+ years.  He has enjoyed an illustrious career with stints at Philips,Voltas, Electrolux and Jumbo Electronics and made him take on his entrepreneurial debut with Gilda Enterprises.  From modest roots as a small consumer electronics company, it has exploded into a large conglomerate boasting a turnover of $240m in 2016-17 with offices across USA, Hong Kong, India, Turkey, Poland and several countries in Africa.

Today, Mr. Sharma takes comfort in actively engaging with startups and has invested in 15 early / growth stage technology companies and is actively mentoring many of them.


Kishore Chand

Partner, Bengaluru

Kishore is a former successdul corporate executive who spent 16 years working for telcos in various positions across IMEA. Thereafter, he built two businesses, formed solid teams, these teams took businesses from idea to market-fit and then to growth, brought in investors and serviced many customers. He has directly invested, or have overseen investments in over two dozen startups across technology, health care, media and hyperlocal sectors.

He loves meeting young teams who are pursuing solid ideas by building services of the future.

Asher Siddiqui

Member of the Board of Advisors


Kris Mohan

Head of Accelerator
Kris is a management professional with corporate and startup experience. He has been part of the growth of 3 early stage startups in India and the Middle East

Hitesh Nathwani

Head of Finance
Chartered Accountant with experience in Statutory Audits, Internal Audits, Due Diligence and special assignments like Finance and Taxation Consultancy services focusing on early stage Startups and SME based in India.

Nesar Rao

Community and Portal Lead
Nesar provides valuable insights on evaluating and onboarding the startups thereby helping them in the fundraising process.

Anmol Kalro

Marketing Lead
Young marketing professional with the zeal to leverage high-quality content for organic brand reach.